We are well into September and my favorite season of all- fall!- but sooner than we all would like it will be cold and snowy here in Chicago. Luckily this summer we had a lot of fun outdoors with friends and family and certainly got our fill of Summertime!
Our weekend in Door County, WI with Uncle Brian and Aunt Debbie was a great time!
Fall is here!!!
I love fall. It is probably my favorite season. And, I have a confession to make. I didn’t grill out for Labor Day. I know it is the thing to do on the last hoorah of summer but I’m kind of over it and with the cooler temps and fall in the air I wanted comfort food!
Grilled Eggplant Rolatini
Brush1/2 inch slices of eggplant with EVOO, grill each side for 3 minutes.
My hubby’s studio recital was this weekend and I wanted to whip up something sweet for the reception. I have a ton of zucchini thanks to my veggie garden that decided to do nothing all summer and explode in late August so I decided to use some. If you put zucchini in a cake it’s healthy, right?
I am way behind on blogging but I have a ton of things in the can- a trip to Door County, a trip to Michigan, and of course the typical shenanigans that occur in my kitchen- but lets start here. A little while back the hubby and I hopped on a Metra that was on its way to Ravinia to see Lord of the Rings on the big screen accompanied by live orchestra and choir. In a word? Awesome.
Yesterday afternoon I was treated to a wonderful birthday lunch hosted by my friends Andrew and Michael that featured some amazing food. Somehow they managed to fantastically arrange courses that included all my favorite types of cuisine- Middle Eastern, Italian, and French (I think a little hubby bird told them)
Here was the menu:
It is HOT in Chicago people! With excessive heat warnings, a heat index in the 100s and pollution alerts, all I want to do is stay indoors!
Dinner last night was a combination of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, and some lamb (for hubby) brought together for a light, refreshing summer dinner.