Yes, it's a thing! I needed these this morning, so they are now officially a thing.
Yesterday started out a wonderful day! Flash forward to 11:47 pm and I was ready to bite the head off a live chicken. That's how it goes sometimes. This morning called for a treat. When the house was quiet with just the pooch and four, yes four, cats watching. Please don't judge. I made a stack of these waffles and managed not to eat all of them. Miraculously.
Sometimes, it is great to opt for convenience when putting food together. That is just what I did with these little canapés. By using frozen puff pasty and store bought pesto, it makes for a super quick nibble. They have all the flavours of a caprice salad in a pastry. What's the end result? A delicious little bite somewhere between a pizza and a pasty. Good enough to adorn and canapés, tapas or drinks party!
One of my new favourite things to make at the moment is Tzatziki. So easy to make and refreshing at this time of year. Goes great as a dip to veggies, pita bread or on Falafel. A falafel will be coming soon and is so good! If you are looking for a fresh dip for springtime entertaining, Tzatziki could be your answer.
There is still time to get a few roasted dinners in before summer sets in and it's all barbecues and frozen treats. I know I was only just talking about shutting down the oven to let the cobwebs grow over until fall, but who am I kidding? I know that I will still be turning it on mid August when temps peak close to 40 degrees. Why? I am that kind of crazy. Mind you, I probably won't be making too many more dinners like this one until Thanksgiving.
In the meantime, if you missed these recipes a few weeks back I've put them together in a little round up to make life easier if you are planning a special meal before the chaotic yet casual summer sets in.
From Roasted Lemon & Thyme Chicken to Sherry Sautéed Asparagus and Carrots, this IS the perfect meal to send off Spring with a bang! Check it all out below.
There is an expression about salads, "It's all about the dressing." Well, I kinda' got to agree with this. Without a salad dressing what do you have really? A bunch of ingredients swilling around a bowl with no connection to each other. Umm, kind of sounds like me meeting new people. That's another story. Anyway, you add the dressing and a little kind of magic happens. That's how it went for this super simple yet delicious salad. It was all down to the lemon vinaigrette. Supposed to be lime, but I didn't have those. The lemon filled in perfectly and the dressing salad combo was the tastiest I've had in a while. Time to get your salad on!
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