Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer at the Farm

I loved growing up on our Farm.  Summer, especially.  

A few signs that it's Summer at the Farm:

Mom's Flowers are in Bloom

The birdhouses around the farm are all inhabited.
(Exactly 2.7 seconds after I snapped this picture, the resident of this blue mansion dive bombed me.  Birds apparently do not like the paparazzi.) 

The Hay is baled and you can smell it in the air.

The Pool is ready to be swimmed and lounged around.

Mom's Flamingo comes out from hibernating to enjoy the sun.

Good conversation is ready to be had in these chairs by the pool.

And, Dad's Garden is ready to be picked for delicious veggies.

Speaking of veggies.  I made Chicken Delight for the family for Father's Day dinner yesterday.  It was a big hit, and it's so easy to make.  I swiped this recipe from Darby over at Fly Through Our Window

Grab some squash and zuccini.  If they're not in your family garden, grab them at the grocery store.  :)

Put uncooked chicken breast on sheet of foil.  Layer with squash and zuccini. 
Pour some spoonfuls of Marinara sauce over it.
Cover with mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

(This picture is not good quality, I'm aware of that.  But I was using my cell phone camera!)

Fold the foil sheet into a little tent over the goodness like so.  Make sure you leave some air room at the top of the tent so the cheese doesn't melt up against it. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. 

I would have had pictures of the finished product to show off, but the fam finished it off too fast! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We've got a busy week ahead for us, with something every night!  Sister's wedding is THIS WEEKEND, so we'll be trying to rest up before the extravaganza starts...

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