A summer menu

Last week's menu was so fabulous, I just have to share it.
Radishes, beet greens, and basil were from the garden. I've been trying to serve two fruits and/or veggies with most meals and I like that it gives us something healthy to fill up on.

I used to dislike summer cooking, because it often entails more chopping than cooking, and I like to cook and bake. Also, I love soup. Soup is not very summery.

But summer cooking is growing on me. It's a good chance to have simple meals, and lots of raw fruits and veggies. I like that I can finish a main-dish salad early and not have to worry about keeping it hot. I like making my own dressings and shaking them up in a jar. I like finding recipes that are satisfying on a hot day—recipes that feel light and fresh. I like finding new ways to cook things that won't heat up the house, like making bread in the slow cooker.


  1. Sounds yummy...some good summer menus.. Thanks for sharing.