Good morning! How has your week been? I have to be honest, I have been dragging. Three day weekends do that to me, add to that my family visiting for the next two weeks and I am so excited I am like a kid the night before Christmas. I did not want to work this week but I persevered and now I am ready for the guest to arrive. I will be at the beach, out on my board, shopping, enjoying my mom and niece and so much more!
One of the things that my family and I love to do is cook and bake and we will be doing a lot of that, including a few of the following.
|Image from The Food Charlatan|
Summer is all about fresh food and this tomato tart with blue cheese from The Food Charlatan is the perfect way to showcase the beautiful fresh tomatoes from my farmers market.
|Grilled Flank Steak from Spiced Blog|
Are you looking for an easy summer dinner idea? Than look no further than these Grilled Flank Steak Tacos from Spiced. I will be making these for my guests this week.
My mom loves to bake and cook just as I do and I cannot wait to have her make me a huge pan of Morning Buns or maybe even some Pecan Rolls.
|Rhubarb Basil Cocktail from The Kitchen|
Are you looking for a new cocktail to try this summer? I typically make mojitos or blush lilies, but I think I will be making this Rhubarb Basil Cocktail from The Kitchen.
|This is Glamorous|
I love the beautiful mix of casual and sophisticated design in this beautiful house featured on This is Glamorous.
|Clam Bake from Pizzazzerie|
I recently discovered a great entertaining blog called Pizzazzerie, written by Courtney. I love all of the beautiful party ideas, photos and recipes and you might too!
I hope that you have a great weekend! Enjoy!
That tomato tart is gorgeous. I have to take an appetizer to a party tomorrow and plan to make an upside-down tomato tart. If it turns out, I'll share the recipe (I make it a lot, but I've never photographed it before, so we'll see how that goes!). I will take a leaf, as they say, from this one and garnish it with fresh basil. Thanks for the inspiration!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Summer has been glorious for me. Staying home, enjoying the sunshine, playing in the garden, making small discoveries. I haven't made HUGE progress as I had wished, but those small discoveries are the process I've learn to embrace. Enjoy the love of your family dearest Elizabeth!
William Kendall says
All that food looks delicious. Have a wonderful weekend.
I may have to steal a couple of those food ideas for a dinner party next week!!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Good thing I already ate dinner before stopping by here…everything is making my mouth water! Hope you have had a fabulous weekend with your family visiting! xoxo