It's officially Spring, which has turned into my favorite time of year here in Texas. The weather is just right and there is only a small window of time before the heat takes over and I turn into a pool of water. We have been enjoying as much outside time as we can get while the temperature is perfect! Things like strawberry picking, letting Parks play in the sprinkler, and eating crawfish with friends makes for a pretty happy lady (aka me) let me tell you. Along with the desire to be outside more, comes a strong need for color on my plate! There is something about the weather shift that makes me crave fresh foods with lots and lots of color. My roasted beet salad with tahini white beans is one of those salads that is not only delicious and super healthy, but it is also really gorgeous too!
St. Patty's Day is tomorrow and while I would like to say we have some super exciting plans to celebrate, really I'd just be lying. We do have plans on seeing friends over the weekend, but I can guarantee you that it will all be extremely chill, which is right up my 33 year old alley if you know what I mean. But because I love any good reason to make a cocktail, I will be celebrating through my beverage of choice, which will most definitely contain alcohol. Enter the boozy green elixir, where healthy meets a cocktail and makes for the best of friends.
Anyone else super excited for the weekend? I just didn't get my fill last weekend and have been feeling like this week has been never ending! It has been super rainy here in Texas which hasn't helped matters and I have been dreaming for a crisp Spring day! My sister in law is coming in town this weekend and I can't think of a better reason to whip up some yummy cocktails! My peach jam and gin thyme fizz is the perfect weekend brunch cocktail to get your weekend started right!
Do you have a certain food that you could eat every week and never get tired of it? Or maybe it's that one thing on the menu that you can't resist ordering at a restaurant..regardless whatever it is for you, you need to learn to make it at home! For me, it's all about that meatball! You guys I love ALL the meatballs in the world, but my favorite is hands down the classic Italian meatball swimming in homemade marinara sauce. That's why I am sharing with you my easy homemade meatballs in marinara so that you can make them for your family and all be blissfully happy too!
The weather here in Texas has been very Spring like lately which has been fantastic because we have been soaking up the high seventy degree temperatures almost every day! I am a little fearful of what that means for our summer, but I'll take this window of perfect weather while I can. I am definitely ready to say goodbye to winter's heartier meals and say hello to Spring's fresh and light recipes that make me feel better as a whole! For me this means lots of fresh produce, lean proteins, and breaking out my grill more regularly! You probably are aware by now that I have been known to grill in rainy and cold weather, but there is something so much better about grilling on a sunny and warm evening or afternoon. My grilled chicken Greek salad is my new favorite that I have added into our weekly dinner rotation and you are going to love it too!
Hi...it's me...I've finally made my way back to you! I know you missed me right? (Well tell me you did even if you didn't.) So, since the last time I talked to you two really exciting things have happened! For one, I have officially written and submitted the first draft of cookbook number two and so now I will have some time again to get back to blogging! And the second exciting news that I have to share with you is that I am joining the Drizly team as one of their TopShelf bloggers! This means I will be creating some really yummy cocktails for them and to share with you! With Valentine's Day being on a weekday next week, I'm kickstarting my new gig with the perfect Valentine's Day brunch cocktail for you to celebrate early with this weekend! My pink lemon kiss cocktail is the perfect romantic cocktail to go with any Valentine's Day celebration that you might have going on!