If you’re like me, you can always use a bit of inspiration when it comes to making meals and snacks for your family. I love to cook, but most times the hardest part is deciding what to make. There’s always the raging battle of do-I-cook-what-I-know-we-love or do-I-try-something-new-and-hope-its-delicious. More often than not these days, I’ve been sticking with the what-we-love category…with an occasional foray into trying something new. We joined a CSA for the summer this year, and while the majority of our bi-weekly boxes come stocked with the normal staples (tomatoes, squashes, corn, peppers), there have been a few new things thrown into the mix that made me search Pinterest and Google for new recipes. I feel like summertime cooking is a time of basic, simple suppers, and we’ve been doing a lot of grilling and easy preparations of the fresh produce we get.
Here’s another round up of some of the things I’ve been making in the kitchen lately::
these lemon butter green beans were so easy and fresh
this corn salsa is a new staple for our weekly mexican night, but I recommend using fresh corn (and grill char it!) versus canned/frozen corn
greek grilled chicken, garlic flatbreads, and tzatziki sauce…let the chicken marinade for at least a day for some really great flavor
i needed to use up an abundance of tomatoes a few weeks ago and made gazpacho for the first time…verdict? so good.
i used this recipe for marinating chicken kabobs and it’s seriously my new favorite
this is basically the only way we eat watermelon anymore
the simplest peach sorbet
What about you: what’s been on your menus lately?
I’d love to hear your thoughts + ideas!