With this wonderful warm weather hitting us early on in March, I could not be happier. Usually I’m counting down the days of Winter and wake up each day wondering if I’ll see the start of green grass and gorgeous spring blooms on the trees. This year it feels like we skipped Winter altogether and Spring has been here for a while already! Either way, I’m not complaining and we’ve been spending most of our time outside enjoying the beautiful weather! I’m able to have an afternoon walk after lunch with Luke and Julian (on a weekday!) and then lay in the hammock on the deck and watch Luke play in the sand. It’s amazing how much a little sunshine can cheer everyone up and make you feel like you’re on vacation!
We spent the weekend working outside, relieved to see all the plants we planted last year come back to life! I’m also starting to get excited about all the yummy Spring produce and can’t get enough fresh asparagus! For a while I felt like I was in a rut with cooking and didn’t feel motivated to try new recipes. All these fresh Spring flavors have got me into cooking again and I’ve listed just a couple of my favorite places to look for lunch and dinner ideas.
- Better Homes and Gardens – I get a weekly email from them with great lunch ideas including easy picnic meals, good-for-you soups and perfect potato salads this week!
- Once a Month Mom – Great for batch cooking, she always does seasonal recipes, kid friendly and always delicious! She now offers 5-10 day mini menus if you don’t want to cook once a month!
- Smitten Kitchen – food blog that I’ve just started following, love the simplicity of the recipes here and the pictures are great!
Where do you go (besides Pinterest!) for meal time inspiration?