Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Happenings

Hi all!

Hope everyone had a relaxing and fun-filled 3 day weekend! I can't believe it is already September. this summer has flown by.

We are still doing some fun summer activities, like heading to the baseball game today to see the Indians take on the Tigers!

Update--they lost. Badly :( 

This weekend we had Garret's aunt Marilyn stay with us from Florida. It was great to see her and catch up.  We had the entire family over for a labor day cookout, and of course way too much food!

We made 2 different kinds of pasta salad which were a big hit.

The first was made with feta, artichokes, tomatoes, and called for store-bought balsamic vinaigrette. I made my own as it is cheaper and doesn't contain any added hidden ingredients or sugar. It's easy to do, just whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, some fresh lemon juice, and a little dijon mustard.

The second one was a ranch pasta salad, made with yogurt and a little mayo as the dressing base. I used greek goddess seasoning from Penzey's instead of a ranch packet, because we didn't have any!

I love finding new recipes that everyone enjoys, hope you try them out too at your next cook-out!

Time to paint our laundry room...we took advantage of a great Labor Day sale at Best Buy and got a new set that will be delivered tomorrow! I will post pictures soon.



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