Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Edition: Yummy Finds

While I was driving to the Chinese restaurant to pick up dinner last night I realized two things: (1) it was THURSDAY night, not Wednesday; and (2) with the sun setting before 8pm, it is definitely the end of summer.

I was really thrilled about the first realization!  All day long I had thought it was Wednesday so I thought I had two more work days to go.  But I was wrong. . . only one day to go!

The second realization made me sad.  I really feel like I haven't enjoyed the summer at all.  I've only been to the beach once.  And I have only been swimming twice.  Do you feel like you have enjoyed the summer? 

I've even noticed that bloggers have started to post less about summer food! I still need summer recipes because I have an entire garden that is still producing.  But, let's be real, who knows how long that will last since it was 50 degrees this morning at our house!

I found two yummy looking recipes this week; one highlights the best of summer food, the other is cozy comfort food that you can enjoy on a crisp fall night!  Please be sure to visit these ladies and leave some comments.  Enjoy your weekend!

Act Fast Chef yff

YUMMY FIND NO. 1: Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Tart by Frugal in WV

Photo via Frugal in WV

Yum!  My all time favorite summer combination: tomato, mozz and basil.  Frugal decided to take that combo to a new level and put that on phyllo dough and bake it up.  It looks delish!  Frugal says that this is her husband's favorite way to use tomatoes, which is apparently a big deal since he doesn't even really like tomatoes!  Check out Frugal's fun recipes, recipe reviews and affordable tips here.

YUMMY FIND NO. 2: Braised Chicken and Mushrooms in Sherry Demiglaze by bouffe e bambini

Photo via bouffe e bambini
 Okay, so I can get over the loss of summer if someone would make me this meal!  Doesn't this look great?  As soon as I saw it I thought of fall and I can't wait until it cools down enough so I can cook this meal.  But I pretty much want to make everything I see on Hanna's blog bouffe e bambini.  Rough translation of the blogs's name: food and babies.  Both of which bring Hanna joy, so she decided to write about them.  I hope you stop by and say hi to Hanna too!

p.s. I want to give a big THANK YOU to my bloggy friend Carol at La Familia Aissa who helped me with some of the re-design of my site.  Please go say hi to Carol and see all of her beautiful pictures and great writing!


  1. Thanks for the mention, I have a post which I will publish this afternoon linking to your site and including the button. Have a great weekend!

  2. Both dishes look very tasty. Thanks for the links.

  3. That tomato tart looks so yummy!

  4. If this is any idea of what is to come in the fall and winter, I can hardly wait!! PS....I am a follower and this is my bonus entry for the give-away!!


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