I have a little secret… Sunday is my birthday! But let’s keep this just between you and me. The best way to spend my birthday is at a pool. The weather is hot and so so humid. Early mornings and later in the evening is the best time to be outside from now until the September. But that does not keep us from grilling! This week’s menu is full of summer fresh flavors and lots of food right oof the grill!
Here’s what’s on the menu this week…
Today is my birthday. Bobby will probably take me out to eat. But if I could have a birthday meal this would be it! It’s the perfect summer meal to eat on the patio with family!
Oh, I love artichokes. And this recipe from Proud Italian Cook looks so amazing I could almost like my computer screen!
- CAPRESE GRILLED FISH
- GRILLED ARTICHOKE WITH GARLIC AND CHEESE
TUESDAY- SOUP DAY-SLOW COOKER DAY
Garden tomatoes! We love them and use them a lot this time of year! My paste tomatoes are perfect for this grown up tomato soup recipe! Another oldie but goodie recipe.
- TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN BISQUE
- CRUSTY BREAD
I love Mexican food! Those warm and spicy flavors are my favorite! And Chipotle is the star of this scrumptious recipe from Once Upon A Chef.
- CHIPOTLE CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
- REFRIED BEANS
THURSDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
Epicurious is one of my go-to sites to learn how to cook almost anything the “right” way. I love to learn about correct technique and the science behind the art of good food.
- PULLED PORK SANDWICHES
- ROASTED CORN ON THE COB
- GARDEN SALAD
Grilled pizza is almost magical. The crust gets a nice char and a little smoke which adds so much flavor to every bite. And pesto on a pizza is pure bliss! Here’s a great pizza recipe from The Lemon Bowl (such a FUN name!).
- GRILLED PESTO AND MOZZARELLA PIZZA
- CAESAR SALAD
Have you tried mashed cauliflower? It is wonderful! And adding cheddar cheese, sour cream and bacon makes it even better! YUM!
- RIB EYE STEAKS ON THE GRILL
- LOADED CAULIFLOWER
TREAT OF THE WEEK
I’m not much a baker, but I do love making cookies. And I think my chocolate chip cookies are pretty wonderful! Not bragging… just truth! They are crisp on the outside and soft on the in. I like to freeze the dough in a roll and cut what I need to bake. That way I always have homemade cookies in the time it takes to bake them!
Look for the recipe tomorrow on the blog.
Hope you have a scrumptious week!
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