It's August and it's my vacation, there are a few things I do when vacay rolls around and it is relaxing and makes it worth slogging through the whole year to get there.
I spend time with my family, we go camping and day tripping. I bake - lots! I am a foodie and I think my retirement dream would be to have a piece of land in the Okanagan with peach & cherry trees. I would love to bake all day long.
I take more time preparing meals, right down to good ingredients and relaxing music in the background. I would rather make happy food filled with love - instead of having the just get it done attitude which the rest of the year seems to be about when cooking. Today's pie baking was to Frank Sinatra.
The other thing I like to do is to ride my motorcycle for pleasure instead of commuting. I am a year rounder and while it is cool to be able to ride for most of the year, quite honestly the wet and cold take their toll after a bit.
Appetizer ~ grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
Main ~slo cooked ribs & salad
Desert ~ Peach or Cherry pie
And a lovely bottle of vino of course.
First course prosciutto with grilled asparagus.
Salad fresh summer greens with pears poached in balsamic and maple syrup topped with blue cheese crumbles & fresh blackberries