I cannot believe it is the middle of August already! This summer has flown by so quickly! Today marks 2 months of being married to my one and only! I guess getting married and Honeymooning in June, then moving the month of July, and having your new sister-in-law get married in August will make a summer fly by! It was an incredible summer filled with many new experiences, challenges, and so much fun! With the insanity of my summer I have had very little time to blog, cook new and interesting things, etc. I have missed sharing these experiences with you all!
Today I finally had some down time, and I did something wonderful….. I spent it all in the kitchen! What better way to spend JULIA CHILD’S BIRTHDAY! I was so glad I was able to “celebrate” it with a full day in the kitchen and truly spending time with my meals!
In the mix is: Romaine lettuce, roasted chicken, feta cheese, figs, walnuts, raisins, and a balsamic drizzle with multi-grain crackers on the side!
This morning while I was working I could not stop thinking about the figs that I had in my fridge. It had been my one impulse “treat” buy of the week, and I knew I had to put them to good use. I dream’t up this beautiful creation that tasted gourmet and like something from a fine restaurant, but really was super cheap to put together due to the sales I shopped this week 🙂 I absolutely love shopping the circulars and coupons of the week, it not only helps me save money, but also explore my options and not buy the same thing every week.
I baked this beauty today! My husband is usually the bread-maker in the house but he usually makes more savory loafs, or plain loafs to have on hand for meals. I really like bread, but I love Cinnamon Raisin bread. I had an incredible hankering for it this morning, so I decided today was the day I was going to test my bread making skills. I’m not going to lie I was a little afraid. Bread terrifies me, the yeast, and all that kneading. It is just too precise for my cooking/baking habits! However, we got a bread machine for a wedding present and today was the day for me to test it out for the first time…. I think I can do this bread making thing now!
The final meal of the day, enjoyed with a nice glass of pinot! Sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, sausage, tomatoes, and a poached egg on top. With my fresh raisin bread and some delicious cherries on the side 🙂
I can’t wait to share more of my tasty meals with you all and finally get into a routine of blogging again! Married life is treating us well, I love waking up with my best friend everyday and having a life companion! So many fun memories have been formed in these last few months and we look forward to the many more! I’ll leave you with a few photos from his sister’s beautiful wedding!