And with the thick, muggy weather, it finally feels like it!
I kept this weekend pretty low key on purpose and Saturday was saved for packing and a BBQ!
Around 1:30pm, I felt like I had a good handle on the packing portion of things and decided to go for a walk along the path. I haven’t done much of anything in terms of exercise this week, so it was nice to get out and moving.
Meanwhile, the BOY was hard at work seasoning and smoking ribs.
My BFF and her adorable family were coming over for a BBQ. She brought some delicious appetizers (including grilled salami). I threw together a summer salad inspired by this mouth watering post on Pinch of Yum.
I cheated and went with the store bought salad dressing, but maybe next time I will make my own!
The toughest part of making this salad was searching the fruit section at the grocery store for the ripest nectarines in the bin.
Luckily, I choose well and they sliced up perfectly for the salad.
The gang was excited about their flavorful, smoky ribs, and the BOY threw some chicken on the grill for me. We had a side of roasted broccoli, and everyone dug into dinner.
I almost didn’t have room for dessert, but I never say ‘No’ to angel food cake, cool whip, and berries. It’s the perfect finish to a summer evening spent with friends!
What are you most excited for this summer?
Blueberry Nectarine Summer Salad
Inspired by Pinch of Yum
6 cups baby spinach
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1 cup blueberries
2 ripe nectarines, sliced
Grilled chicken (optional)
Place spinach in large salad bowl. Sprinkle with almonds, blueberries, and then top with nectarines.
Serve with salad dressing and chicken.