Hello! If you are in the States and happen to have a job that gives you extra time-off today, I hope that you are enjoying the long weekend! It’s been tough for me to be in Boston during holidays because, compared to my last few homes (Cleveland, Chicago, and Minneapolis), I have so little sense of community here. In my previous homes, I would have surely been juggling several cookout invitations and/or hosting one myself. But being in a new city for less than a year has changed social dynamics in a way that’s been hard for me.
Fortunately, I have a handful of friends here who are wonderful people. I don’t necessarily have that go-to group of friends I’m used to, but I’ve been enjoying spending quality time with some really wonderful human beings. And this weekend we made sure that our hangouts included delicious homemade food!
Here’s a dinner I made on Saturday. Roasted asparagus and potato salad with Angela’s Green Goddess Dressing. I cannot say enough good things about this dressing!
The next day I had dinner with another friend and we ended our meal with these strawberry rhubarb bars. My oven has a tendency to burn things–(yes, the oven, not me!)–so it was a little crisp on top, but they were still so delicious! I used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen and made it vegan by subbing coconut oil for margarine. I also used coconut sugar instead of regular. So yummy!
All in all it was a good weekend filled with great people and delicious food.
Today I’ll be spending most of my time getting more packing done. I’ll be back in the Midwest for the summer and I can’t wait!
How did you spend the long weekend? Eat any delicious food?