Fall sweaters and warm candlelit suppers typically summon heavier cuisine: bowls of pasta, hearty soups, braised meats and butternut squash...I am not quite yet ready for that filling feeling, though; I want to stay light and embrace the airy ambiance!
I grew up in a kosher-style home and, though my love for prosciutto and lobster grew with age outside of the house, I rarely had the chance to cook pork and shellfish myself. Labor Day posed the perfect opportunity in my own (non-kosher) home to test the ultimate flavor-packed protein: pork chops.
Perhaps it's the "back to school" mantra surrounding my social media and shopping encounters; but lately, I've been on the hunt to find snacks that are both work- and school-friendly and, more importantly, diet-friendly.
Watercolor, Florida on the 30A coastal highway provided the beachside backdrop to our bachelorette affair. The area has always been considered a retreat, considering it is driving distance from Memphis with absolutely dreamy architecture and activities.
We have officially entered autumn, but Memphis' temperatures are stubbornly settling on an eighty-degree average. While some complain, I commence in continuing an outdoor agenda for meals and gatherings!
I know I'm not alone when I vent about this humid heat wave. High temps are admittedly preventing me from enjoying the outdoors and prompting me to eat more ice cream than a Ben & Jerry's breakup. However, I've chosen to satisfy my frozen fix with local scoops and sips. Try these and out let me know who to add.