Hello Everyone! It's summer!
Well, not technically but in our minds we are already there. John has less than a week of school left until he's officially on summer break and (lets be real) he's already checked out! In a good way! Fun days, movies, games, and one more field trip, before their end of the year mass on Tuesday and then..... VACATION!
To us summer means we slow-the-heck-down. Ahhhh.....
No more schedules, early mornings rushing out of the house, quick dinners because we have homework to tend to, and tests to study for... It all goes away for a little while and we can just sit and be ♥
I'll still be working of course, but at a more relaxed schedule (thank you to my boss : ). There will be plenty of time to catch the ice cream man for an afternoon treat, or take a sunset walk on the beach. Our favorite!
Now, what are eating this summer? Well, plenty! But to get us started I wanted to share this quick little fruit delight. I first made this a few summers ago and we absolutely loved it. Now I make it every season! It's the best when the fruit is ripe and delicious!
This recipe will give Taco Tuesday a whole new meaning. Especially if you prefer the sweet to the savory.
You can use any fruit that you want, but here is how I like to make it:
1 apple - cored and diced (I left the skin on)
1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, sliced
3 kiwis, peeled and diced
1/2 cup mango or pineapple chunks (I used mango)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large bowl combine chopped fruit, lime juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 20 minutes. I left mine overnight.
For the pita chips - preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut pita rounds (I used whole wheat ones) into triangles. Arrange in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Brush each triangle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake for 5 minutes. Let cool.
(*Obviously, you can really use any pita chips you like. If I'm using store bought, I love Stacy!*)
Leftover salsa is yummy stirred into plain yogurt, on top of ice cream, on top of pancakes, or just dump it all into the blender and make a smoothie! So many possibilities!
The season is here friends! Let's celebrate by sleeping in. Did I say that? Well, it's what I most look forward to! LOL
Happy Wednesday! xo