The Barefoot Contessa's Maple Baked Beans
I used cannellini beans instead of kidney and loved the milder flavor. You can't go wrong with Ina.
Dinner: A Love Story's Mustardy Potato Salad
A simple new potato salad with fresh basil and two kinds of mustard, this was the perfect lighter side on a table full of fattier goodies. This is now my official go-to potato salad for mayo boycotters, although my own heart remains true to my mother-in-law's ridiculously good mayo-based potato salad, which I like to eat for breakfast if she makes it when we visit... don't judge.
Eat Live Run's Gingered Peach and Blackberry Cobbler
My first foray into biscuit-topped cobbler, and it was mind blowing. The husband, who usually avoids hyperbole, deemed it one of the best desserts of all time. The chopped crystalized ginger in the biscuits takes it right over the top. Please make this ASAP while the peaches are sweet and perfect... truly an ode to summer.
We also ate: barbecued ribs, ridiculous homemade burgers on peppered brioche rolls, grilled chicken, tons of corn, and more frozen yogurt than I care to discuss. We looked at each other over hot dogs on Monday and knew we needed a bit of a health kick for the week to counteract the extreme indulgence, so we did what any pair of good health foodies would do and hauled out the juicer. Now is the time to juice, juice, juice, when produce is flavorful and inexpensive, and chilled liquid makes the start of the day brighter and more energized. My favorite juices of late have been:
|The Classic: carrot, beet, ginger and apple. This juice is the ultimate detoxifier and will leave you feeling vibrant and awake.|
How are you bouncing back from your holiday weekend?
And is it me, or are "short weeks" sometimes the longest?