Oh my friends… life is busy around here!

We just bought a condo on Castle Rock Lake that we are going to be renting out. I am super excited about it, but the rental program requires a lot!
Furnishing four bedrooms and buying all the little things like pizza cutters and garbage cans is getting to be a little daunting. If we had endless heaps of money it sure would be fun to go, “I want this, this and this” and call it a day. That’s not the case of course ;).
We spent two days this weekend at furniture stores and I happy to say we can check off a few rooms.
I can’t wait for summer to officially kick in and to get a little r+r. In the meantime, there are many days when the sun touches down in my little town that I am incredibly grateful for living out in the country. Note picture below-view from my porch.
“Holler if you’re ready for some summer nights!”


This Grilled Vegetable & Feta Salad definitely tastes of summer…
Here’s what You Need: (1 meal or 2 side portions)
1-2 asparagus stalks, chopped
½ yellow squash, sliced
½ zucchini, sliced
Handful of kalamata olives (pitted)
1 TBS of sundried tomatoes, diced
1-2 TBS of crumbled feta
Extra virgin olive oil
Favorite seasoning-Like Penzey’s Country French Vinaigrette
1 capful of evoo + 1 capful of vinegar (like balsamic or red wine)
Salt + pepper
Handful of baby spinach ( a big one!)

Here’s What You Do:
Preheat a grill pan (or grill) to medium high. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season the vegetables generously and add them to the pan, turning after a couple of minutes. Cook until they are softened but still a bit al dente. Add them to a big plate of spinach along with the feta and olives. Stir the evoo and the vinegar and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour over the salad. Yum!

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  1. V says:

    Looks very yummy and I should try it in the next time!

  2. patsy says:

    What a beautiful view you have! I’m very into salads, especially with the weather warming up… this one looks great!

  3. This salad looks superb. I need to make something like this soon!! We did too buy a 3 bedroom condo back in September that we rent out on a day to day basis. We live in NJ and the condo is in the smokey mountain area in TN. We bought all of the furniture at IKEA and drove it down from NJ. It was hell on earth but worth it bc it turned out really great and economical too :-) Good luck furnishing yours. If you need any advice/info let me know!

  4. Such a gorgeous salad!!!

  5. I love grilled veggies and this salad looks amazing!

  6. Those vegetables look like a wonderful side our family would enjoy.

  7. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    So full of flavor, I love this :)

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