Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
I am down in Kentucky with my family right now, getting a sun burn and playing pretty pretty princess with my nieces. We move into our house in Columbus in 5 days (can you tell I’ve been counting?) and my first official day at my new job is on Tuesday.
Holy falling into place. All of these things coming together at once can really mean only 1 thing. Really easy dinners. The kitchen has taken a back seat to life, and I am finding that instead of wanting to be creative and come up with unusual dinners, I just want to get in and out of the kitchen quickly so the rest of life can happen.
Weird, right? I get that most of you are always like that, but it’s a different thing for me.
And just because I want to do it quickly doesn’t mean I don’t love it. It just means that sometimes, life takes over. I feel fine with it, knowing that soon, after I’m settled, the chaos will die down and the open Saturday afternoons will find their rightful place: An apron, open windows, and flour on the kitchen counter.
Until then, you’ll probably see a lot of these kinds of dinners. Quick and dirty.
- buccatini - 1 1 pound Box
- Capers - 1/4 cup, drained
- oliives - whatever looks good at the olive bar, I did a mix of both, 1 cup
- cherry tomatoes - 1 10 ounce box, halved
- parsley - 1/3 cup, chopped
- feta - 3/4 cup
- salt and pepper - 1 teaspoon each, plus more salt for boiling water
- lemon juice - 1 lemon
- olive oil - 1/4 cup
- garlic - 5 cloves, diced