Last week our local supermarket had split chicken breasts (the bone-in type) on a great sale, so on Thursday I bought a package and marinated them as soon as I got home from the store, to make Garlic Lime Chicken, an old favorite. It sort of kicked off summer, with some purchased potato salad and steamed snow peas.
We had a busy weekend with lots of cooking and eating going on. I took my favorite Bacon Chive Potato Salad to a cookout with friends on Friday night. Not much was left to bring home!
I had offered to bake cookies for a graduation party last Saturday. So I spent a few hours over several days, baking different kinds. I like the idea of a varied cookie tray or plate and also the idea of having tins of different varieties of cookies stashed in the freezer. This accomplished both. Here are some of the kinds I made:
Moose Tracks Cookies
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Crunchy Toffee Crackle Cookies
On Monday we had a cookout with our local daughter and family. Burgers with chips, deviled eggs, and salads on the side. I made a roasted sweet potato salad, and my daughter made Greek Pasta Salad, minus the chicken, which is a huge favorite with her kids. I made a strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert but the filling didn't thicken enough. It did taste good, thankfully!
I've made Tuna Pasta Salad several times in recent weeks, as I mentioned, I think, in a Hodgepodge post. It's a favorite warm-weather meal and my hubby loves it. To lighten things up, rather than serving this with corn muffins as I might usually do, I've been serving it with a tossed salad on the side instead.
Scalloped Potholder pattern is easily memorized and continues to be a favorite of mine. I'm really itching to get back to sewing and embroidery, but we will see!
I've been trying to walk with a friend nearly every morning, and it's been great. Tomorrow I plan to take the camera (if I remember) and take some pictures of spring blooms we've been noticing.
Of course, many other things have been going on -- trust responsibilities of all sorts, Sunday School preparation, supporting my hubby in his pastoral search responsibilities, and also the finding and purchasing of tickets for a fall trip to Nevada.
That's a general wrap-up of what's been going on here. How has your May been?