Happy Tuesday! Have you recovered from that crazy Superbowl?! Neither Dylan’s nor my team were in the Superbowl this year so we didn’t really have any stake in the game, but as a football fan in general that turned out to be one incredible game.
Happy Tuesday friends! How was your weekend? Ours was b-u-s-y! Well, mine was. I have a sick fella at home so his weekend was filled with lots of DayQuil, NyQuil and couch time. I, on the other hand, went the opposite direction.
Trying to get the house updated is a lot. I feel as though I’ve been to Menards and Home Depot more times than I can count, and that’s only to update the bathroom. Which I still need to touch up the paint on but I keep putting it off because, well, it’s painting.
I have to tell you guys, I have been without a stove for almost two weeks now. The day before we left on vacation to Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park I was roasting the sweet potatoes for my Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe (thankfully it was at the very end of the roasting) when suddenly my oven threw me two strange errors.
After much troubleshooting and a little help from my dad (thanks Dad!) we realized that it was going to cost hundreds of dollars to fix my 15 year old oven. It was time to put the old girl to rest permanently. It was then that I came to the sudden realization that I use my oven a lot. A LOT. I knew I did, but it wasn’t until I didn’t have it, that I realized how much I relied on it!
These sloppy joes were one happy accident on my part. They came from a cooking fail that I was incredibly frustrated about, and with a little feedback from Dylan and my friends at work, I was able to turn them into such a fun new recipe!
This entire recipe started when I wanted to make turkey burgers. I thought putting a Greek spin on them would be delicious, and off to work I went writing this recipe out.
When I was little my Dad used to cut up cucumbers and put them in this vinegar/sour cream sauce. I loved it and thought the man was a genius. I still hold my Dad in very high regard, however I now know that he was making what is a common and pretty classic recipe – Cucumber Salad.
I’ve did it. I’ve found my “go-to” healthy dish when I’m in a crunch. This spiralized cucumber and watermelon salad is going to be my “I’m too busy to cook doing _______ and I need something quick!” dish that I make. At home, for a grill out, or even a potluck, this easy salad is full of flavor, easy on the waistline, and screams “summer is here!”