We have had an eventful week. Some relatives were visiting my parents, so Joel, Elena and I had dinner with them. It was a nice time of getting family updates, and visiting around the dinner table. There’s something about sharing food that seems to open conversation to sharing what’s on people’s minds and hearts.
I helped my mother make dinner and she had an incredible dinner planned. It included the above salad which contained a bunch of grilled veggies (grilled by yours truly). Wow, it was great recipe. I think I foresee our barbecue getting a little more use in the future…..
We also had a wonderful Fourth of July, celebrating our Country’s Liberty with friends and family. We had lovely “shared” barbecue. One friend made a delicious red potato salad. It’s secret ingredient was lemon juice which added a nice tang to the creamy dressing. I made a raspberry pie with coconut whipping cream (that ended up not being whipped cream, but another layer of my pie, but it was almost better that way!). I also brought a savory carrot salad, which is updated from the one I already have shared. I will have to post that recipe soon because we like it a lot and are having it again tonight. Maybe I’ll share it in our Nourishing Frugal Food Carnival.
Speaking of the Nourishing Frugal Food Carnival, I hope that many of you are planning on sharing your favorite recipes for main dishes this Friday! I have one recipe ready to share, but have a few more to experiment with this week. So we shall see what makes the cut. I am looking forward to getting new ideas from everyone else, as well. 🙂 Remember that if you don’t have a blog, you can share your recipes in the comment section. We would love to have you join us.
I also wanted to mention that I joined the food blog roll, as you may have noticed on the right hand side. Who knew that there were so many food blogs?! It’s almost overwhelming, but if you ever need inspiration, you know where to go!
I know, I know……I promised to have a post sharing my list of ways to get the most nutrition out of my dollar last Friday, but decided, later, to save it for this week. I will be posting that on Tuesday, so it’s coming!
How did everyone else’s Fourth go?