Sunday, September 15, 2019

What's for Dinner: September 15 - September 21

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Leaves in Fall | Photo by Katie Moum via Unsplash

I did something incredible today. I went into the kitchen and made three night's worth of dinners in two hours. Yes, you read that right... Three dinners in two hours.

To be honest, I'm pretty flippin' proud of myself. I haven't attempted to do this since before the kids were born. I've prepped for several meals in advance before. But to actually cook multiple meals from start to finish in the span of a few hours? A lofty goal in my world.

(Okay, to be honest, one meal is completely done. Another meal is in the slow cooker... and the last meal is in the Instant Pot... But the majority of the active cooking is done.)

I've been coming home from work completely exhausted these past few weeks. Making the mental shift from "work mode" to "mom mode" has been a challenge... and I'm trying to give myself a little more breathing room this week.

Doing the bulk of the cooking for the week upfront will make a ton of difference on my energy level. Then I may even be able to do some of the other things on my to-do list... like unpack more of those moving boxes that have been sitting in the basement since December.


Curious to see which three meals I was able to cook at once? Then keep reading to check out what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

If you're looking for a salad that has something salty, something sweet, and something peppery, this salad is for you.

I missed my window, didn't I?

You've all moved on. You're not interested in summer salads anymore... You'd rather focus on pumpkin spice. And whatever food goes with sweater weather.

As with most posts on this blog, I started drafting this post months ago. And I had every intention of sharing this recipe for Watermelon and Arugula Salad right away... When there was still time to enjoy all that fresh watermelon available at the markets.

But then we went on a mini-vacation and things took off at work... And well, here we are.

On the off chance you're still eating watermelon, try this salad inspired by Ina Garten... (Because, apparently, we both feel the same way about watermelon salads!)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

What's for Dinner: September 8 - September 14

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Be Strong Coffee Cup | Heather Ford via Unsplash

I have been staring at a blinking cursor for a while now. Partly because I don't know what I want to write about in this week's intro to our menu plan... and partly because we started watching this show from the beginning again.

I had forgotten how easy it is to get sucked into the story! Ridiculous as it may be.

Rather than write about something frivolous, I'm just going to leave it at that... So, without further ado, here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week.

Also... stay tuned! I'll be sharing a new recipe on the blog on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

20 Refreshing Iced Teas

Looking for a refreshing alternative to water? Loved iced tea? Then keep reading!

Iced Tea with Rose Syrup | Photo by Jennifer Pallian via Unsplash

Reminders about Connecticut's tax-free week. First-day-of-school photos. Ads for pumpkin spice everything.

It's official -- summer is winding down and many folks are already shifting their focus to all things fall. Meanwhile, our family is determined to enjoy every last bit of summer. We're heading to the beach next week... and I'm still sharing summertime content here on Taste As You Go.

Though, many of you told me on Facebook that you don't just drink iced tea during the summer. Many of you said that you like drinking iced tea all year round... So maybe I'm ahead of the game this time?

At any rate... I've enlisted the help of my fellow food bloggers to put together this round-up of 20 Refreshing Iced Teas. If you're curious to see which recipes made the cut, then keep reading!

(Oh, and if you're more of an iced coffee drinker, don't worry... I've got you covered!)