Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Recipes anyone?

With summer almost upon us (official first day of summer is Saturday!) and a HUGE list of things I want to accomplish while I am away from my school job, the last thing I want to do is cook. Yes, Earl cooks a lot of the time, but what about when he isnt home? What to do then? I don't know about you but I have a small collection of family pleasing recipes that I have just about cooked. to. death. Tired of the same old same old so I thought we could have a recipe swap:>) The sandwiches above were inspired by a tube of pesto and a recipe I found online. Grilled chicken and pesto on ciabatta bread with some cream cheese, roasted red pepper, and onion. Simple, quick, a little bit special. What about you? What Easy summer recipes have become staples that give you plenty of time to play in the sunshine and accomplish all those important things that we all have going? How about a day to swap some ideas and get some new recipes so our families don't look at their plates and whine "this again?" I will be hosting a recipe swap on June 30th. Lets make them easy, and light. Something that beats the heat and gets us out of our kitchens fast! Anyone want to play?

Please feel free to use this button to show you are part of the fun.


carolr said...

Kathy, that is a great idea! Especially since I am now home for the summer. I'll check my the way, I finally started a fav. blog list, and I added you. Hope that is okay!

Jan & Tom's Place said...

What a wonderful idea!! Yes, count me in! I have an entire cookbook of over 2,000 recipes of my own - saved on my computer.

I'll gather up a few to share with everyone!!


Jan & Tom's Place said...

Forgot to ask - can we use your little red polka-dot announcement on our blogs? That way, others reading our blogs will know about the recipe swap, too!!

We can provide a link with it to your post.

Let me know!


Beverly said...

I'll play. It sounds like fun.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHHH I am always looking for fab new recipes Kathy!!! This sounds like a LOT of fun! You are so clever to think of this, wonderful idea :)

Love ya,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Darn it, I will be on vacation then! But I will be so excited to visit the recipes when I come home! Maybe I will set a timer on my post and have it show while i am gone. I am not allowing myself to take my laptop :)


Connie said...

French bread and cream cheese are the 2 most glorious words in the english language!! Krispy ain't so bad either, my sweet chick!! Hah

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this sound fun.. count me in..

have a super day!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Excellent idea!

M ^..^

Connie said...

Ooooops, I didn't say "count me in", chickee.

Inspired Tokens said...

Fabulous idea, just fabulous. Count me in! You had me at the word 'easy'!

Hope you are having a great week!

Mary said...

I'm looking forward to it, Kathy. And I have to tell you that my mouth is watering just looking at that delicious sandwich and, of course, that gorgeous plate!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great idea, I love easy tried and true recipes...

Have a wonderful day!


Kari & Kijsa said...

Love this!! We pretty much only do simple recipes, so this is for us, and we would love to share as well!!
Sounds fabulous!!

kari & kijsa

Heidi said...

Hi Kathy, I just found your blog & I can't stop reading!...I love your idea about a "recipe swap" Count me in! I am just like you...I have a group of dishes I am always making, but I am trying to branch out & try some new things! can't wait!...Heidi :)

Janet said...


Count me in too. I will use your button on my blog for an advertisement.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Kathy, I am leaving a comment here and your latest one too, just in case. I would love to share a recipe for your swap. See you on Monday. Karen

Elizabethd said...

Can I play too? I have some nice recipes to share!

Jennifer said...

I found your blog through Mrs. G. and I think it's loverly. You're a very talented lady. I love recipe swaps and would love to be included.