Well it’s summer again in Dallas. The past couple of weeks spoiled me and I was beginning to thing that we were heading into fall. NOPE. Today was 95 degrees and I was sweating my hiney off at school pickup. Oh well, I’m still drinking my pumpkin coffee and burning my Leaves candle.
One of the grocery stores near us is closing, and everything in the store was 50% off today. Including WINE. So I stocked up on wine and cold brew coffee, because really what else do you need in life?
(There’s more wine in the seat. Mama don’t play.)
We also made a quick Trader Joe’s run after school, and by the time I got the groceries and all that wine unloaded, I was tired and sweaty and definitely not feeling like cooking. Too bad because it was 5:30 and apparently I have to feed these people every night. So I threw in a Trader Joe’s pizza for the kids and a couple of tortilla-crusted tilapia filets (Costco!) for us. On the side I made a big summer salad with arugula, sliced peaches, goat cheese and candied walnuts. For the dressing just whisked together olive oil and orange-champagne vinegar (also TJ’s). That salad will be in the regular rotation until peaches go out of season! It would be even better with crumbled bacon.
I also impulse-bought a huge 2 lb box of fresh figs at Trader Joe’s. Why??? I don’t know. They looked pretty. But now what do I do with these? Help!