Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Cooking and Cleaning

Last week we went out for dinner to Rotisserie, to celebrate my dad's 78th birthday

Another day we had escargot in the backyard after work, and then made lobster tails with baked potato and salad:

And one evening we had tofu steaks with grilled zucchini and corn:

It has been so incredibly hot outside, so we've been getting out as much as we can.  A few days ago I whipped up a white bean hummus, and we had a snack outside after work. 

On Friday after work we ate a quick Velveeta mac and cheese, with bacon and jalapenos:

And then we got to work on cleaning the house.  Mosaic (a cultural festival) was happening in our city on the weekend, and normally we'd go with friends, but this year we decided to be responsible, and stay home to do a major Spring clean.  We got through the kitchen, bedroom, and garage, and purged a lot of junk, scrubbed, and organized.  They were big jobs, but it feels so good to have them done before summer.  There are still a few more spaces we want to tackle in the coming weeks.

Before cleaning on Saturday, we had breakfast, and ran out to the farmer's market.

By about 8:00 p.m. we were completely wiped, and had no desire to cook, so we ordered in Thai food and watched Bird Box.

Breakfast in the morning:

On Sunday evening Christopher's parents had us over for dinner.  We enjoyed a few snacks on the deck, including these delicious feta watermelon bites:

Then we moved inside for lamb, potatoes, tomato salad, and zucchini with tomatoes:


Lemon meringue pie for dessert:

Yesterday Christopher grilled dinner, while I was inside making noodles for our lunches.

He grilled eggplant steaks, asparagus, and mushrooms with halloumi cheese:

Tonight we grilled chicken breasts, and had those over large salads:

How was your weekend?  Is it hot where you are?  Did you do any Spring cleaning, or do you have any that you hope to get done?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

We have done some spring cleaning this spring. I went through Paul's clothes and packed away the stuff he grew out of and added in items that will fit him now. I also organized our basement and we got rid of a few things by putting them on our curb with a free sign. Felt good to get rid of stuff! I also cleaned our fridge out and organized our spice drawer. I did those 2 tasks on a day off. Not a popular way to spend a day off but it was nice to tackle labor intensive projects without a toddler in toe!

We've had warmer weather lately and I'm loving it! We had such a cold spring so I am craving warm, sunny weather!