Outdoor concerts are one of my favorite ways to spend an evening in the summer. We’re very lucky to be surrounded by many different opportunities for musical evenings where we live, and we were excited when some friends of ours asked if we’d like to join them for a night with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the stars last week.
Just a few short days ago, the weather was brutally hot around these parts, as it was in most of the country. So, trying to figure out what to bring for our symphony picnic proved tricky. I wanted food that would keep us cool, that wouldn’t weigh us down in the heat. I also needed food that wouldn’t melt, and that was easily transportable in a small rolling cooler. Read more...(1315 words, 12 images, estimated 5:16 mins reading time)
Every once in a while, a day comes along where it just won’t feel complete unless I have a little bit of chocolate. Yesterday was one of those days. I had a busy day, was running all over the place, but the voice in my head (There’s just one, and it’s my voice, just in case you’re a little nervous.) kept leading me to the kitchen. I wanted to bake something up, but didn’t have the time to fuss with long baking times and lots of kitchen mess. Read more...(606 words, 9 images, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)