Friday Favorites – Episode 136

It’s been a busy week at my place.  My hubby has been traveling and Yellowdog and I have done our best to hold down the fort. Unfortunately, it’s got me in a bit of a cooking rut.  When I am just cooking for myself, I don’t usually have a lot of motivation. I’ve had a lot of scrambled eggs and salads (to use up our CSA lettuce)!

So, since I will finally have someone to cook for again this weekend, I’ve been keeping my eye open for fresh new recipes all week!  I have to admit, though, that the recipes that are appealing most to me these days are the simple ones.  I am finding that my energy in the kitchen is starting to fade, especially now that warm (even hot!) weather is here to stay. I am hoping that these recipes will give me the motivation I need to make something other than scrambled eggs!

  • This Endive Cashew Slaw from La Fuji Mama immediately caught my eye this week. I love the idea to use endive in a slaw instead of cabbage. I think both my hubby and I will enjoy this simple and refreshing slaw!
  • Lately I have been craving Coke slushies all the time…  But, I am trying to limit how many of them I drink since there are really no redeeming qualities to a Coke slushie.  So, I can’t wait to try this Strawberry Watermelon Slushie Spritzer from Rachel Cooks… I am thinking it may help me forget about the Coke slushies entirely!
  • Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, so I can’t get this Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Sandwich from A Thought for Food out of my head. I’m always excited for new meatless meal ideas, and I know this one will be a new favorite!
  • I am (not so) patiently waiting for fresh peaches and nectarines to show up at the local farmer’s market and in our fruit CSA.  As soon as they do, I will be making this lovely Nectarine Upside-Down Cake from Add a Pinch. Not only is the cake fabulous, but I think you will find that the blog post is beautifully written, as well.

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