This past long weekend away in Utah has been phenomenal! I’ll do a couple recap posts rather than have a single, really long recap. So today I’m going to show you some of the eats I had for the 4th of July festivities…
Décor at my Grandma’s place:
I made a lovely (if I do say so myself) Red, white, and “bleu” salad – forgot to take a picture until after it had been dug into, so sorry that it doesn’t look too pretty anymore!
The obvious thing would to be to use strawberries, blueberries, and a white cheese. But that’s too easy (and I didn’t have those ingredients on hand, heh). So I used raspberries, almond slivers (as the “white”) and bleu cheese crumbles! I also threw on some sliced green apple at the last minute. Served alongside a homemade citrus vinaigrette.
And, of course, there was BBQ! My plate:
Half of a roasted corn-on-the-cob, two halves of chicken sausage (one spicy, one sweet), some roasted red potatoes, steamed broccoli, and some little tastes each of BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken. I also had a ton of my red, white, and bleu salad on a separate plate.
Red, white and blue cupcakes & strawberries! I had half a cupcake and 2 strawberries!
As much as Chris and I enjoyed our time in Utah, it feels great to be back home. We made amazing timing on the way back yesterday – leaving at 5:45am and arriving in Tucson by 5:15pm. Yup….it was a loooong day (but much faster than it took us to get there! We took a short cut on the way home and saved 2 hours!!!)
Today I’ve got to jump back full-force into the swing of things. I have two classes I’m teaching that start this upcoming Monday so I need to finish up prep-work and get my rear into gear!
…..not before a long bike ride, first!
Took the beautiful, scenic route today. Easing my way back into Arizona life after spending the past 4 days in the absolutely gorgeous Utah weather (around 80ish or so, snow in mountains, gentle breeze…) a stark contrast from Tucson’s 115 degree death-heat. At least we have some pretty mountain views, too.
and if you look hard enough, you can even find a little grass once in awhile…