My Roma tomatoes are ready to rock in my little back garden. Last year I found lots of fun things to do with them– there wasTomato Bruschetta,Roasted Tomato Sauce, Roasted Tomato Basil Soup(my personal favorite), and no shortage of fresh tomatoes in salsa and on pizza. So when I picked my first handful of fresh garden tomatoes, I knew whatever I shared would have to be simple and special– so the tomatoes could shine. This is that.
#1- I feel like I post a picture of pretty mixed drinks every Manic Monday but… I mean who doesn’t like a pretty mixed drink? Anyway, this sangria from Avenue M in Asheville was … well basically it was the best sangria I have ever had ever. And I am determined to recreate it. So maybe there will be a delicious sangria recipe coming at you soon. Or maybe just more photographs of my delicious failures? We’ll see.
Earlier this week I got a surprise box in the mail that I thought was work and I was sort of dreading it. But when I opened the box it was 2 jars of jam from one of my favorite reader blogger friends. See? Awesome.
Summer has commenced in North Carolina and it is HOT. Sticky suffocating why-don’t-I-have-my-own-pool kind of heat.
Yesterday Evan turned the hose to the “garden shower” setting and then just stood under it for like 5 solid minutes. If anyone drove by here they might have thought that I bathe my kids in the yard. But whatever. It’s hot.
And because it’s so hot (you see everyone that complained it was still cool in May? I KNEW summer was going to smack us in the face with all its might, no matter the mild spring) I had mostly decided that I would not be cooking for the next 3 months. We can live on strawberries and lettuce, right?
#1- It’s Manic Monday!!! I had a fantastic weekend celebrating with my family. Let’s take a second to review.
Chad and I kicked things off with a sushi lunch on Friday that was outta this world delicious. I cannot say enough good things about Sumo, the little sushi spot that opened up near us recently, and dang if it isn’t about time there was somewhere in this place to get decent food! If you are in the Shelby, NC area please pay Sumo a visit! If you aren’t into sushi they have a hibachi menu that will not disappoint. My birthday lunch was so great!! Where is your favorite sushi spot?