I am glad to be joining the Menu Swap again! I took on too many commitments for April-May, and while they were a lot of fun, I’m also very, very grateful to be done. This is the first time in months that I haven’t had an immediate looming deadline, and I’m luvin’ it.
Our hostess this week is Heather of Celiac Family, and she is now the weekly coordinator of the swap as well. She’s chosen chocolate as the ingredient, and I’m conflicted. I would love to have chocolate, and it’s given me bad reflux lately, so I’ve been avoiding it the past few weeks. But it’s also my birthday Weds…so we shall see whether it’s meant to be. Since the Washingtonian featured my Chocolate Rasp pie a few weeks back, it’s been on my mind….But I will be making a pie this weekend, because I’m seeing my family and it’s my sister’s birthday too.
Oh, and squee and family? They’ve left, no forwarding address. (click to enlarge the pic, he’s cuter that way!) They were around last weekend, but haven’t been seen since. While I do truly miss them, I am enjoying the baby squirrels and chipmunks. And now I don’t feel like I’m about to witness a murder each time I see a squirrel go near the shed, which is a huge relief.
Chicken on baby greens. E bought a huge tub of baby greens, and since I’m the only one who eats them, that means a whole lotta greens. There can be too much of a good thing…
Malaysian Sunflower Chicken curry from Spice and Herb Bible
No birthday plans yet, but I’m not cooking…
Pesto-d Fish w/Garlic Scape Pesto
Saturday: Coconut banana pie for my sister’s birthday–Cheryl friendly, if it’s good, I’ll post.