Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What My Summer Looks Like

You would think that I'd be bragging that my summer looks more like this, but the truth is, I've had a BLT or tomato-and-mayo sandwich every day this week at least once, if not twice, and it seems to be 2nd best decision I've made recently. (The first was, obviously, marrying this guy. Whoops, sorry, I mean this guy.)

Summer means tomatoes on and in everything. Also copious amounts of good coffee.

Lunch has been a bit more ceremonial than normal the last few days. I have less than two weeks until my last day of working from home. I've given my notice at work and have accepted a new job. I'm excited. I'm nervous. I will no longer be able to make fresh bacon for sandwiches on my lunch break. Taking advantage of it while I can.

After my last day of work, and before I begin my new job (in an office! with other people! where I have to wear a bra!), I am spending 5 days with my girl Jessie on Whidbey Island -- easily my favorite place to go and do virtually nothing. Maybe I'll even catch up on some things, like finishing that book I've been lugging around for months, or posting about that little ol' wedding of ours that's come and gone...

But until then, I still have 7 more at-home lunches to enjoy and I'm thinking it might be good to branch out from my BLT / tomato / mayo dedication... so tell me:

What is your favorite summer lunch? Snack? Dessert? How about drink? I've been enjoying my cocktail staple a lot these days, but feeling the itch to try something new. Share your foodie secrets with me!

Happy Hump Day, friends!


  1. I wish I was as productive as making those delicious BLT sammies everyday for lunch! I can't complain about my typical lunches, though: a 5-minute walk with Lucy down to the farm, a cup of chowder and half a tuna melt, a quick chat/sit with my boo, and then a 5-minute walk back home to continue my work day.

    1. OMG that sounds like heaven -- can I join you when I'm visiting?!

  2. Beautiful picture! And when I come to visit, you're making me one of these. I might just try stomaching the tomatoes -- though no promises.

    PS- I need that cutting board!

  3. Oh and in answer to your question, I've been making BBQ Ranch Chicken Salads this week from scratch -- and it's been ever-so satisfying.

    I plan on trying egg salad sandwichs this weekend though. We'll see how that goes!

  4. So jealous of your luxurious lunching and your PNW visit, and so happy for your fresh start. I can't do it here (good ingredients for it - or ingredients at all - are hard to come by in Seoul), but one of my favorites is a caprese salad (or stack, or roll, or however you want to arrange it): thick slices of fresh roma tomatoes, a bunch of fresh basil leaves, slices of a chub of fresh mozzarella or a bunch of those mini-balls (fresh, fresh, fresh, everything is FRESH), big drizzles of a good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a dash or two of sea salt. Le sigh. Tastes like summer.

    Runner-up: half a watermelon eaten with a spoon. x

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