In the 8 years that I have lived in eastern North Carolina, one thing never ceases to amaze me. Summer begins in April.
Hot, humid, air-conditioning-already, summer.
I've learned to enjoy summer more since I moved here. I'm really a cold weather girl, but since that weather is few and far between in these parts, summer has become welcoming.
This weekend we planted more azaleas (thanks to my green-thumbed mom-in-law), a yellow tea rose, and the white daylilies have begun to bloom!
We are continuing very simple, pantry-friendly meals. The chosen ingredient of the week is potatoes, which we eat often. A simple baked potato topped with chili or broccoli is one of my favorite meals!
For more gluten free menu ideas this week, head over to Cooking, Illustrated, for a fantastic roundup!
This Week's Menu
Kelly's Creamy Chicken Tacos (will post this recipe soon!)
Leftover creamy chicken tacos
Salad with fresh avocados
Italian Pasta Bake
Green Beans and Carrots
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus
Red Potato and Ham Frittata
Fresh Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Dinner Out -or- Leftovers
Great Gluten Free Recipes for early Summer:
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cherry Fluff Cheesecake
- Simple Salsa Salad
- Homemade Caesar Salad
Check back later this week for an easy-peasy crockpot dinner, a roundup of yummy gluten free recipes, and our Kid-Friendly Food Friday!