Nothing feels like summer more than a poolside BBQ. Even the insanely hot days we had a week or so ago do not define this season as much the Weber does. Nights like these are the best. On top of a delicious meal, BBQ also means I am not the one who has to cook it – not even with minimal interaction with the crock pot.
Mark whipped up a delicious meal to wrap up our lazy weekend; tasty burgers topped with bell pepper and avocado plus fresh corn on the cob. Now it really feels like summer!
Mother’s Day was an adventure. Mark and I hosted brunch and made lots of treats, but all of them were new! Thank goodness for Pinterest, pictures and other people’s reviews. One of our favorite new concoctions were some delicious, buttery scones. They were perfect for Mother’s Day- or any day really. We used this recipe, but left out the cherries and almonds and used a full cup of heavy cream- they aren’t supposed to be healthy, just delicious!
Mother’s Day Treats!
Mark and I were chatting this past weekend and decided we really needed to get with it and try to eat a little healthier- like maybe not cheesy dishes every night!
And now that summer weather has arrived, we love going for walks or going to the park for some puppy playtime in the evenings.
And then I got to thinking, why in the world does everyone make New Year’s resolutions in January. I get that it is a new year, but come on. The freezing cold does not make me want to eat winter veggies, just pumpkin bread and gingerbread cookies. And who wants to get up in the dark and put on mittens and ten layers just to run. No way.
But during the summer clothes get smaller and fresh fruit makes for a delicious dessert so we figured we would be up for a summer resolution. And even though we just want to be healthier, I wouldnt be opposed to reducing my snack pack.
Tragically we started it out on Chinese Sunday. But it was worth it. First up during healthy summer, a delicious taco salad with salsa instead of dressing.
The day has finally arrived! We picked the first treasures from our garden yesterday afternoon. Cilantro and strawberries. So exciting!
And to make it even better, we made dinner using these ingredients. Well really the cilantro only. We just ate the strawberries on their own.
Delicious fish tacos with fresh cilantro from the garden.
Love eating on the porch. And love our home made tortillas!
To top it off, a sweet strawberry.
My way to eat a strawberry…
Mark’s way to eat a strawberry. Dipped in sugar for extra sweetness… That guy…