‘Merica

Hi Friends!

Remember when I used to post about food? Instead of running and my bike and Sarah Palin?

Me neither.

Honestly, I’ve been lazy, and haven’t been cooking much. Unless making sad faces at one’s husband until he takes you out for dinner counts as cooking. Then I’m Julia Child.

But I have an hour to spare before we go to a BBQ, and I actually made some food today, so I’m going to share!

Tomorrow is our half (yikes!) and I’m a little paranoid about having food I wanna eat at this BBQ, so here’s what I spent an hour doing this afternoon:

I got some hummus made
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plated up with veggies (I blanched the broccoli. Raw broccoli isn’t my fav. Blanch it? Suddenly I wanna eat a pound)
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Then I made pesto
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(If you adore fresh basil Trader Joe’s has fantastic potted basil plants for like $3. I buy them every summer, and then revel in my ability to eat the most pesto ever for months on end)

Mixed up the pesto with bowties and tomatoes
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And because clearly that isn’t nearly enough to bring, I chopped up some watermelon
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Watermelon is delicious. My husband hates it. I’ve tried, I can’t eat an entire watermelon myself. Well, I can, but it’s a poor choice. So I was excited for an excuse to buy one.

And because I love America, themed foods, and sugar, I made these strawberries.
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Have a fantastic 4th! When you wake up late enjoying your Monday off tomorrow, think of my 6:45 am start time!

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4 responses to “‘Merica

  1. Good luck tomorrow! I can’t wait! (Well.. except for the 630 am part.)

  2. I feel the same way about broccoli…don’t really like it raw, but it’s my favorite vegetable when cooked even a little bit. Gorgeous watermelon display. Hope the half went well!

  3. Those strawberries are awesome – what a cute idea!!!!!!

    I can’t believe I have never made pesto. It looks easy!

  4. Those strawberries are adorable! What a cool idea.

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