Zucchini Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Zucchini Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I tend to crave grilled cheese sandwiches more in the summer rather than in the fall or winter.

In the colder parts of the year, I am more likely to make soups or stews because they release all of that cozy heat that I don't want to deal with in the summer. Grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect for summer because they don't require any major, long-term cooking. There's something about fresh bread, melted cheese and summer produce that is a different sort of combination from a salad. Typically, I reach for tomatoes but this time I chose to stick with zucchini. I love summer tomatoes in a grilled cheese sandwich but towards the end it can make the bread soggy which we'll save for this salad

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Peach & Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Peach & Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Sometimes, I find Snapchat silly and obnoxious and other times, it has some useful and entertaining content such as this Basil Vinaigrette from Gaby

I will be honest, most of the time, I don't really like to eat salad. It's not like I don't like vegetables/greens (which I do!) but because I find that salads sometimes lack flavor and taste so I won't bother with them and will most likely eat roasted vegetables instead.

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Nachos for One

Nachos for One

It's been a while, but I'm back to being by myself for just the summer.

Not that I don't miss having Kristen and Mags around but after coming back from a week long road trip, for an introvert like me, alone time is much needed. This also means I have returned to the art of cooking for one. I'd forgotten what a completely different game it is. Do you know how much less food you go through when you're feeding one mouth vs. two or more? Like, what is Costco? I made the mistake of going there on my return trip while trying to calculate what toppings to get for homemade nachos, after listening to this podcast and having a sudden urge for something crunchy and cheesy. 

I wandered around the store thinking of really important things like...Should I buy this bulk bag of blue corn chips or a significantly smaller bag of blue corn chips for almost the same price? Ohh, rotisserie chicken, I haven't had one of those in a while, should I get it? I am feeling pretty lazy at the moment, so yes. Honestly, what is a single person supposed to do with a huge bag of chips and a whole rotisserie chicken? 

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