The first day of summer is such a great day. Not only is it the longest day of the year, it kicks off an amazing season. It’s official…
Summer is Here
So, what are your plans this summer? Anything fun or exciting? These terms are so relative. It’s exciting drinking fresh squeezed lemonade and exciting packing your bags for Peru. The first I might do, the second, not this summer.
This summer is going to be filled with great eats, beautiful family, and long days outside. Oh, and a book or two, I’m sure.
Just a few weeks ago we finished working on our 17foot Boler. I know, we got another Boler then realized it is far too big for our family of two and a pup, so we sold it. You can see those updates on my revamped Tumblr blog. That’s what we did this past spring – travelled to Vancouver, Seattle and Portland (those posts still to come) and refinished the 17foot Boler. Oh, and we made a headboard and jazzed up one of our guest rooms (photos to come soon, too).
For now, let’s check out some of those great eats I’ll be making this summer!
Remember I mentioned that lemonade? Well, this recipe is sure to excite.
We are headed to Glacier National Park again next week. Last year was so much fun, a tad cold, and we didn’t get to venture the whole going-to-the-sun-road so we hope to do that this year. This avocado mash is a great camping breakfast. Even if you’re not camping!
Lastly, how about something just a little sweet? Okay, a whole heck of a lot sweet. This pie is one for the tastebuds. Grab a spoon and eat up.
Overall, I hope you have the best summer ever. Stop by every once in a while to check out what’s new around 3ten. Life is an adventure and I love to have fun! See you again soon.
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Meal Prep Sunday
I follow @leefromamerica on Instagram. She is a flat out inspiration. Two weeks ago I was inspired to revamp our fridge and jump on the meal prep train. I’ll admit, it’s a little challenging at first, since neither Bryce nor I work Monday – Friday, so blocking out a few hours each Sunday morning as taken some planning. That planning, however, is worth it. Not only do we have delicious and nutritious lunches and dinners set for work, we also have a solid base for meals at home. Oh, and a lot of energy and time to do fun things like new landscaping or sewing.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen these photos below from the last week – me, the rookie, learning how to meal prep.
Here I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve learned even after two weeks!
- grocery shop the day before you meal prep (doing both in the same day is too much)
- start with the prep – cut and wash everything
- get things cooking as soon as you can (I like to roast the veg as soon as it’s prepped)
- wash dishes as you go – this allows me to keep my kitchen clean and organized
- plan out what dishes/containers you’ll need and ensure they’re clean and ready
Some Recipes to Try
If you’re looking for healthy and tasty food that will hold up in your fridge for a few days, then give some of these a try. Also, simple things like roasted veg or hard boiled eggs are staples.
Overall, I like meal prepping. Last week it took me about 4 hours and this week, using some of those tips above, I got it down to 2.5 hours; and, that included giving Lily, our Great Dane, and extensive foot bath since she likes to play in the mud!
Thanks for visiting and happy cooking. Have a great week.
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Seattle eats – where to eat in Seattle? I can tell you! Back in March we spent 3 days in the heart of this beautiful city and we had some of the best eats ever (oh, and one of the worst, too).
We booked Queen Anne Flats and our second choice was Mad Flats. One of the reasons why choosing between the two was difficult is because of Little Uncle, the restaurant right below Mad Flats. It made Bon Appetit’s top 50 list in 2016. How do you turn that down? Well, you pick the better place and make the drive for the food. The problem? Bon Appetit got it wrong. Very wrong!
Found in Capitol Hill this Thai restaurant has a nice vibe. It’s fresh and clean. The steam buns are awesome (so my husband says), yet the pad thai is bad. Very bad. It’s sour and off putting. We’ve had probably about 15-20 different pad thai’s in our life, even in Thailand, and not one has been bad until this one. Steer clear and skip this joint.
This is the king of all grocery stores I’ve ever been to. The queen, that would be Whole Foods. Yes, this place has them beat. Shocking, right? You need to check it out. Building your own poke is awesome.
In the middle of Pike Place Market I would miss this place if it weren’t for instagram and the traction this place gets. Amazing burritos and tacos. Extra cilantro, yes please!
Where do chefs eat? I got this book for Bryce at Christmas and it’s been so fun to eat at some highly recommended restaurants. The Walrus and the Carpenter is by far one of the best – worth the travel.
You need to eat all the oysters you can here. I had one of each on the list. I’m so happy. My favourite? The fanny. On point.
We’re in Capitol Hill again for some Mexican eats coming from a dive bar. The best part? All the hot sauces right there at the table. If you’re looking for a cheap place with decent food, then eat at Bimbos.
That’s it, that’s all!
If you visit only one place, make it The Walrus and the Carpenter. If you have time for lunch, too, then hit up Los Agaves. Thanks for visiting and happy travelling (and eating!).
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