there are lots of little things this week that are making me smile. here are few of them :)
my pretty 1950's inspired strawberry apron!
seriously, it just makes me happy :)
little bowls of frozen fruit!
I started with grapes , but with so much yummy summer produce available ( and affordable) I've been freezing all sorts of treats!
chilled pitchers of flavored water.... it feels fancy even thought it's really just... water!
my retro blue ball jars! I saw these online a few months ago and thought that I haaad to get them.. QUICK! before they sell out! So I bought 3 cases.
turns out they are in Target, Hardware stores, etc... so the mad rush did not have to happen. It's ok.. I still love them.
and how about those super- bendy straws? just. plain. fun.
pasta pie. have you seen it floating around on pinterest
? welp, I made it this week and I'm kinda infatuated with it.
basically, you set up your cooked ziti ( tossed with olive oil and some cheese) with the ziti standing up all around the pan like little soldiers ( I used a springform pan) ( so that all the holes in the pasta are facing up.)
then pour your sauce over-top, top with cheese and bake. Allow to cool for a minute, remove springform pan and...
YUM! I cannot wait to play around with other flavors... spinach and cheese... chicken broccoli alfredo..hmm...
unexpectedly having some of my kids here. it's just so nice to have them here.. to enjoy thunderstorms, walks in the park, Friday night pizza trips and of course, the beloved Bonnie brae ice cream...
and despite that they are 18 & 20, they still love a good ol-fashioned tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich for lunch :)
what's making you smile ?