Spring is Coming!

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You know spring is coming when the daffodil stalks push through the ground, along with the arrival of crocus on the front and sides of the house.

Yesterday, I could have been savoring the last moments of winter, but when I got in the car after work the temperature read 77 FABULOUS degrees! As I drove home with the windows down, my coat strewn over the passenger seat and “Coltrane” playing softly on the radio, and dinner had already been decided the night before since we all wanted to barbecue.

There is something magical about being outside in weather that is not overbearingly hot nor cold. You can throw together one of the easiest cocktails ever…. a wine spritzer to sip while prepping the meal.

In a pitcher pour three parts Sauvignon Blanc {or whatever white wine you prefer} to one-part sparkling water; garnish with lemon or lime, slice a peach, add a few grapes for fruity flavor..and et voilà… grilling just became enjoyable!!!

Have a great weekend,
Kathleen

Baking Day

This past weekend was gloomy, cold and rainy to which I packed a great deal of work into two days. I can’t that it’s already Monday! To end the month of February I took to the kitchen prepping a tasty Sunday dinner and to bake banana bread. Yes, I know another banana bread recipe…. but my brother gave me a bunch of the overripe fruit in hopes that I would make an appetizing treat to last into the week for breakfast or lunches.

As it poured rain the entire day, it felt right to turn on the ovens not only to heat the house but, to create a level of coziness before ending the busy weekend.

Baking and prepping meals are part of the small goals I set for myself each weekend so, that after a busy work week, I know there will always be a delicious meal waiting in my pantry or freezer at the end of a trying day.

Stay safe,
Kathleen