It’s Thursday and time for another “In my Kitchen” post. I’m playing along with Beauty that Moves. Stop in over there for a whole lot more inspiration!
We’re getting into warmer weather here and our menus are starting to show not only the heat but also the busy-ness that comes with it. We’re eating quick meals and trying to pack in as many veggies and fruits as we can. I made my first tortilla in many years this week as well. It turned out just right (whew). There were some great tips here that helped a lot. We don’t have a non-stick pan, so the whole thing could have been a disaster. It wasn’t and we’ll be eating more in the future!
The watermelon-blueberry salad is a huge hit this year. It’s really just watermelon and blueberry with a secret ingredient: mint. That mint works some kind of alchemy with the watermelon and everything is just a touch sweeter. Peanut in particular loves this combination and eats it right up.
I’ve mentioned before that my family isn’t really big on salads. I’ve got a couple tricks up my sleeve for them. One is the no-lettuce salad. It’s diced red pepper, cucumber (no seeds), and tomato plus some feta. It gets just a touch of salt (depends on how salty the cheese is), fresh oregano, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon to finish it off. This one is destined for a World Cup BBQ this evening.
The last picture is a Pyrex dish I picked up a thrift store in Appeldoorn yesterday. Something about those simple line drawings and nice bright colors makes me smile. Surely the salad will taste yummier, too!
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