Hi there. Happy weekend.
I don’t really have exciting things to share today but I do have some photos of what I ate while I was in Florida over the last week. To say that it’s been nice to have someone else cooking me dinner would be an understatement. I am SO GRATEFUL to my parents for cooking me all of these good dinners. They have been good for the soul, truly.
Switching topics…gosh, it’s HOT and HUMID out there.
It certainly feels like we’re in the thick of long, hot summer days right now. I am reaching the point where I’m ready to feel a crispness in the air but cool mornings and evenings are quite a ways away! I hope you guys have some fun and relaxing things planned for the weekend, and that you stay cool.
Here are those eats…
While I was in Florida breakfast most mornings was my dad’s homemade plain yogurt with fruit, granola and nut butter.
On this day I had some of my dad’s homemade granola to go with it and subbed almond butter for peanut butter. Coffee always. I’ve been sticking to one cup a morning if I drink full-strength and two cups if I do half-caffeine.
This morning I made scrambled eggs cooked in butter with buttered cinnamon raisin toast and strawberries.
Chicken salad sandwich with avocado and tomatoes. Watermelon on the side.
Really random snack plate with pimento cheese, chicken salad, crackers, beets, bread and butter pickles and watermelon.
Pimento cheese sandwich with avocado and tomato.
Peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich.
Grilled pork loin with couscous and squash casserole. OMG I love squash casserole so much.
My parents have been cooking this “shrimp Diane” recipe for many years. It’s so flavorful and delicious.
I have to show you more photos from pizza night. I love how my dad does slices of cheese instead of shredded cheese.
So very good.
Chicken and dumplings with roasted carrots on a rainy, stormy day.
And finally, sauteed bone-in pork chops with mashed cauliflower and baked sweet potatoes. My dad uses a potato masher for his cauliflower instead of a blender and I love the chunkier texture. He also added some cheese! 🙂
My dad has been on a homemade poundcake kick and has finally perfected his recipe/technique. He baked one while I was there and we ate it with fresh strawberries. I had a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side because I’m not a big fan of whipped cream.
My mom, Finn and I took an excursion to Whole Foods one day to get some goodies for my grandmother. She loves it when I peruse the aisles and bring her new food items to try and stock her up on snack stuff.
While we were there my mom got a couple of the jumble cookies from their bakery. They are very tasty.
That wraps it up. Sending y’all a lot of love.
Loving the summer heat or ready for some cooler air?
Have you baked anything good lately?
What’s your favorite pasta dish?