Whew! It’s good to be back in my kitchen. Not that it was oh so hard cooking in a kitchen with an ocean view, but, like they say….there’s no place like home. SC was filled with lots of sun, lots of wine, and lots of….teeth? B arrived home with not three, but FOUR new chompers. Let’s just say the only crabs on the beach weren’t the ones buried beneath the sand. My goodness. Hey, at least we had the ocean to lull us back to sleep at night. And I’ll never forget L and B’s faces each time they looked out at the ocean. Thank you Dave and Ginger, for that. Molly, we were all so happy to see you emerge from your room after that horrible 24 hour bug. The trip would not have been complete without you! Aunt Carolyn? Thank you for rocking the same bikini as your old sister in law and Tyler…L is already asking when he will see you again. He couldn’t have a better uncle. I hope you are bracing yourself for when B begins to chase after you as well. I think we all left with our fingers (and toes!) crossed for your and Becky’s home to work out.
Alright – first on the agenda was to get some cookies going. With our neighborhood getting 8 inches of water in a matter of hours while we were gone, our basement wasn’t exactly bone dry. Thanks to a neighbor and my dad will be in the form of these cookies. How kind they were to clean up a basement that wasn’t theirs.
We ate a lot of seafood in SC. What we didn’t eat was a lot of red meat so Sunday night was a relaxing dinner of grilled filets, veggies, and these potatoes. Fingers crossed the boys will be asleep – early bedtime please!
Monday night I’m going to bake a turkey breast in the oven and then finish it off on the grill to get that smokey/charred flavor. More veggies will sit along the side.
Tuesday M is back to the airport and I’m out with the girls. It’s been too long!
Wednesday we are back together for our his & hers pizza. Have you made this yet? There is nothing better than arugula all dressed up with olive oil, lemon, and freshly shaved parm. Sitting on top of a warm whole wheat crust? Love.
Thursday is the 4th! We will be dining with a combo of family and enjoying festivities at the club.
And that brings us to Friday and yet another night out! We are headed to a fundraiser and can you believe this menu? I KNOW. And it’s all homemade.
What’s cooking in your kitchen this week? I’d love to hear!