I've been grilled! Carrie, at Ginger Lemon Girl has grilled me. I really had a lot of fun doing it and she came up with some great questions. I have been a fan of Carrie's since I started blogging. She has some really great recipes that I have made part of my regular meal plans. So go check out my interview and be sure to check out Carrie's blog!
My cold has finally gone away and I am totally well except for this fever I've got. Spring fever! Two weeks ago, I was at Lowe's looking for edging. I was wearing my down vest and freezing to death! I couldn't buy the edging because it was just to darn cold. That is Indiana for you. By last week, the coats were off and the windows open. The world is blooming!
Consequently, I have not done much meal planning or cooked anything very exciting. I am a food blog slacker! I promise I will make it up to you.
I have a very busy spring and summer coming up that I am hoping to incorporate lots of blogging to go along with it. Mother's Day is coming up and I always make a special meal for my mom and extended family. The week after that we are having a graduation party for the young gluti girl. This will be my first attempt at a gluten free sheet cake! Sometime between now and the end of July, we will be hosting a going away party for our drummer who we will miss dearly.
I always plant a small garden. This year I have put out more herbs than normal. I am hoping to showcase each herb sometime during the summer with recipes how to use that herb. So far, I have planted basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley (curly and flat), oregano, sage, chives and tarragon. Darn it all if they weren't out of rosemary! I will find some somewhere. That is a must have.
During the summer, we are making our annual trip to San Diego. This was a very challenging trip for me last year. It was my first real time traveling gluten free. I hope I can take what I learned last year and share it all with you. We will have a room with a two burner stove this year, so I am hoping to be able to cook some of our meals. Lucky for me, I know where there is a Wild Oats, Jimbo's and Trader Joe's. That should give me lot's of options for gluten free foods. My goal is to post nightly how it's going. I think it will be fun and hopefully help any of you that is confronted with traveling gluten free.
I only have one very simple recipe to share. Last night, after working off some of the "fever" in the garden, I was so tired I could hardly cook. I had thawed out some chicken and was about to throw it on the grill plain. I needed something to jazz it up. So I got out a bottle of Frank's Hot sauce and marinated the chicken it in before I threw it on the grill. Most of you have probably already tried this trick! But I didn't discover Frank's sauce until going gluten free. Oh man it's yummy stuff! That, along with some veggies I found in the fridge, was dinner for us.
Since it's finally spring here, and I don't have any "real" cooking going on, I figured I would share pictures of everything budding out. Enjoy, and happy spring!
My first potted flowers of the year.
Some of the baby herbs being protected by Mr. Gnome :)
Triniti is checking out the other half of the garden. I know, it's a mess. I'm getting old, ok. I could only turn half of it over at a time!
One of my favorite flowers, the Peony. I know, everyone always says, what about the ants!. I don't care about the ants! They smell like heaven. I always pick them and fill my house with them. A friend gave me this bush. I was from a 100 year old farm. Way cool. Oh, that fuzzy brown in the background is Mia's butt.
My favorite spring tree, the Red Bud.
Oh, yeah, that feels good! Any one who has a dog knows what she is doing here. Ah, the rubbing spot.
Another favorite plant, the hosta. I have these all over my yard! Many varieties. Love 'em.
Hope you are enjoying spring!