My little brother has been in town with his family for the last week, and it has been such a pleasure to spend time with them. Just before they left yesterday, my mom hosted a potluck brunch. My initial plan was to bring fruit skewers, because they're healthy, they're pretty, they don't require cooking, and they're refreshing. However, it turns out there are a lot of fruit platters coming, so I decided to whip up a fabulous Greek Salad instead, and serve it along with pita bread and homemade hummus. That doesn't require cooking either, and the leftovers will be so appreciated when our weather turns hot again over the next week. They should be good for a couple of days- any more than that and the tomatoes and cucumbers start to go a bit slimy.
I'm so grateful for a weekend of more moderate temperatures- +20*C as opposed to almost +30*C. I love summer, but a day or 2 of cooler weather and hopefully some rain will be very appreciated.
That being said, I did have to turn on the oven this past weekend. I'm planning our family camping adventure, and we always enjoy homemade muffins for breakfast. They freeze well, travel well, and keep well for the week in our cooler. And because the oven was on anyway, I used up my stuffed pepper filling that's been taking up space in our freezer. Freezing leftovers will help to extend your grocery budget and prevent food waste, but only if you remember what's in there and actually use it, so be sure to take inventory every couple of months!
Dinner tonight is easy- leftover salad, hummus, and stuffed peppers. Yum!
If you need some help figuring out what to do with the leftovers in your freezer, drop me a line! I would be happy to do a question and answer blog post or twitter chat! #cleanerfreezer #usethoseleftovers
Enjoy your weekend, friends!