Hey Guys! This past week Brian and I spent some time relaxing on the sandy beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina! I’m still working on a vacation recap, but all you need to know was that the beaches are amazing and the ocean water is a perfect temp! Being a life long New Englander, we are used to FRIGID water. I recall the days when I was younger we’d have to “get numb” before we could play around in the water…yeah I don’t do that anymore ;) So this water felt AMAZING.
For now this beautiful sight
Another beautiful sight was this one that I saw when I walked in the door Saturday morning after an awesome run.
Oh yes, he did! I ran about 3.8 miles around Lexington (part of which I did on the Minuteman Bike Trail!) Then when I walked in the door I discovered a beautiful breakfast was minutes away!
We had a bag of red potatoes leftover from the trip and Brian mentioned something about home fries but I didn’t really think much of it.
He made home fries with fresh oregano and thyme from our garden.
Then made delicious Caprese style breakfast sandwiches with egg, fresh mozzarella, and tomato and basil from our garden!
I added some sliced banana and strawberries to round it out.
It was just the thing to re-fuel after my run and it was delicious!! A big THANKS to my awesome husband :)
The rest of the weekend consisted of re-organizing, errands, and more delicious food!
It was surprisingly cool and rainy today (which is actually a welcome change…maybe my lawn will turn back to green soon!), and it totally put me in the mood to cook and bake!
Also brought up a craving for a hot cappuccino…mmm foam
A compromise of a soup for a cool day but summer fresh ingredients were found in this Cooking Light recipe: Summer Squash and Corn Chowder
The bruschetta was simple:
- mix chopped tomato, basil, a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt
- toast bread/baguette on a baking sheet in the oven at 425 for 6 minutes.
- after removing from oven, rub a fresh garlic clove on each slice
- then top with tomato mixture
The soup had a fresh sweet flavor that was brought out by the corn! I used mostly fresh corn off the cob as opposed to frozen.
The blended corn + milk gives a great creaminess without any actual cream.
The best part is of course the toppings of sharp cheddar, bacon, and scallions :)
I also baked up some tasty apple walnut muffins based on the Moosewood Muffin recipe, but I am not liking how the pictures came out (still working the new camera when there’s no natural light). So, I shall do another muffin photo shoot in the morning with the sun shining in :)
It’s great to be home, but I am not looking forward to work tomorrow…boo! At least I had muffins to look forward too!
Enjoy your last hours of the weekend!