I love breakfast but unless it’s Sunday morning, it has to be fast. . .and good. . .like this Breakfast Pizza or even faster ~ a bowl of plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit and Homemade Granola. It’s so ridiculously delicious sometimes I eat it by the fistful. . .without yogurt. . .or fruit. Just sayin’.
In my mind Memorial weekend kicks off the start of summer. Barbecues, boating and the start of a whole new menu that includes some cold salads I haven’t seen in months. They’re like old friends, especially this Pesto Tortellini Salad — even though I haven’t seen you in months, we just pick up right where we left off. My 9 year old neighbor told me summer starts on June 9 at exactly 12 p.m. — the day and time she gets out of school for the summer which to her means long days of playing outside, keeping a vigil for the ice cream truck and staying up a little later at night. Who could argue with that?
I was a bit slow jumping on the sweet potato bandwagon, but now that I’m on it, especially with these Baked Sweet Potato Fries – I don’t want to get off. . . ever. My daughter makes a Loaded Baked Sweet Potato topped with black beans, sautéed chicken, bell peppers and onions, cheese and salsa ~ a meal in itself. Sounds delicious, right? I wish she had learned to make this when she was younger and lived at home, right?
With all due respect to Three Dog Night (here I go dating myself again), One is NOT the Loneliest Number. Today I’m bringing you Spicy-Sweet Salmon, a single-serve meal that easily converts to date-night, girls-night, I’m-a-deer-hunter’s-widow-night or oh hey, work friends check out my leftovers turned lunch but pulleeease keep your hands off.
Even as a food blogger there are still times when I have absolutely no desire or ambition to make dinner. The fact is though, I have even less desire to eat take-out. For some reason those days seem to fall when I haven’t been to the grocery store and our refrigerator. What’s a girl gotta do to get a bowl of comfort food? Well, thankfully I froze a batch of Basil Spinach Pesto last week and even though the veggies in the frig were looking a little long in the tooth (where do these sayings come from?!) they were perfect cozied up to the Basil Spinach Pesto – so delicious and it practically screams with flavor. Pesto Pasta is born. 20 Minute Pesto Pasta. Comfort food in 20 minutes on a weeknight – when the frig was practically empty? Things are looking up.