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I realize that it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted something brand new here on the blog and I hope that you will forgive me for that. You see…I’ve been up to something for the past year and I got a bit burned out.
But I am happy to finally share here with you first that my new book, Living Slower will be released on April 12th, 2022! This book has truly been a labor of love and I hope you are able to get your hands on a copy when it comes out! I’ve been so happy to be working with Baker Book House for this book and although it’s still in the editing stages I can finally taste the finish line.
After I finished the intense part of writing the book, I needed a little break to refresh and get back on track. Also over the past year I have lost any desire to post on social media, even my personal pages. In staying true to what my heart was telling me, I’ve backed off and have never felt better about that decision. I still feel like this blog is the best place to stay up to date with you all, even if blogs are considered old and outdated now. 😉
Back to the post title! I thought it might be fun to share a glimpse of what we eat in a day. I always enjoy these peeks into other people’s lives and so maybe you will enjoy this peek into ours. I know that each person is different in what they have access to and what you enjoy eating but either way, I hope you like seeing this little glimpse into our home life.
This morning we had breakfast sandwiches. (Side note, YES we use paper plates on busy summer days and today was one of those days!) The breakfast sandwich was simple, just an English Muffin, one of our fresh eggs, some local cheese, and some leftover lunch ham. Easy and filling!
I use gluten free English Muffins that we get from our food coop but you could also make these with English Muffin Bread. Easy easy and very little mess for cleanup. Mornings are very busy on hot days because we need to get chores and other things done outside before it gets too warm.
Lunch is one of my family’s favorites right now! Flatbread pizza on the flattop grill. I just cannot cook in the house in the summer because we don’t have air conditioning and it heats things up way too much so the grill is my summertime BFF.
For these pizzas, I use this gluten free flatbread recipe (minus all the extra rolling up steps). I top the pizzas with whatever we have on hand. Today it was olives, garden fresh peppers, onions from our coop box, pepperoni, and more of that local cheese. I’m extra lazy and don’t can pizza sauce (I may have to this year) so I just do a tomato sauce base and sprinkle oregano and basil over it. No one complains!
I served these pizzas with some fresh peaches.
Ok so this is not a picture of supper but it is a picture of what I did all day. I was so tired from being on my feet that I forgot to get a picture of supper.
For supper, we had salads with fresh greens, cooked shredded chicken, onions, tomatoes, and dressing. Simple but healthy and filling and we didn’t have to cook in this heat!
I did make a little video of some of the meals we had today and how I made them if you are more of a visual and auditory person 🙂
Sorry I got distracted from writing for a while…a little goat needed my attention and a bottle and the garden needed watering before the sun went down.
I hope this blog post gives you a little glimpse into our life here. I don’t make fancy foods (especially not on days when it gets to 100 degrees!), we like to keep things simple and as easy as possible. Summer days are long and hard but when winter comes around again we are always thankful for the work that we put in to them!
Some other posts you might enjoy:
- No Cook Meal Ideas for Hot Summer Days
- How to Save Money in the Summer
- 5 Simple Dinners for Busy Summer Nights
Until next time,