1. I’m grateful for the grill. It helps me maintain a somewhat comfortable temperature in the house, despite the high 90’s temps of early last week. I even baked 100% whole wheat bread in it (thanks to the bread machine breaking the day before DH left for DC).
2. Wonderful greens! There is nothing more refreshing in the summer than salads made with local greens from the farmer’s market and my garden. Though I will confess to having given up on the arugula and letting it flower now as I’ve had enough.
3. The appearance of produce at the Farmer’s Market! Often the first month or so is kind of slow with most of the products available being processed or plants for the garden and little in the way of real produce. This week I got some wonderful beets that I roasted on the grill and tossed with kale I dressed with a Kombucha vinaigrette and sprinkled with some pecans and gorgonzola.
4. The Internet, where I learned how to make my own sugar wax from scratch allowing me to wax my legs while watching a few movies on NetFlix on Friday night. Yep, I have exciting weekends around here - waxing my legs. Next week it’ll be a long overdue pedicure ;-)
How about you? What have you been grateful for this last week or for the week ahead?