So it’s officially summertime, and I can tell because suddenly I only have 4 shirts to wear.
Exaggeration, you say? Just come over to my house 2 days in a row. I’ll probably be wearing the same thing. (That one 6 dollar Target shirt. Yes really.)
I tried to figure out what exactly I wore last summer, and that’s when I realized that last summer I was still porky enough to be sportin’ maternity clothes. (If I’m being honest with myself, probably I didn’t need them anymore, but they are so darn comfortable. It’s hard to argue with a shirt that never makes you suck in.)
I tried to buy clothes a few weeks ago. You know, to make up for the fact that in no universe is it acceptable for me to be wearing maternity shirts when my baby just learned how to walk. (yay!) For some reason I always want to buy sweaters. Even when it’s a thousand degrees outside.
I was at Costco the other day (yet another Costco story!) when I saw this cute sweater (see??) and a comfy-looking skirt. I threw them in the cart with about that much thought.
Eric saw me try them on later and he’s like, “Karen I’m pretty sure I saw an old lady wearing that exact same sweater at church last Sunday.”
This is why I have 4 summer-appropriate shirts. No, not because Eric is one of those “honest” people. It comes down to A) I was trying to buy a sweater in June and B) it really was pretty ugly.
Karen, the only clothes you’re allowed to buy at Costco are socks. That’s final. (Future Karen, you may argue that sometimes Costco has a diamond in the rough. True enough, but clearly you wouldn’t recognize it.)
Ya’ll ready for this? Honey-Drizzled Bleu-Cheese Strawberry Bites.
This is one of those non-recipes. It’s more an idea than anything. Tart cheese+fruit+honey on a cracker or crostini. But there are some ideas that just deserve to be shared, you know? What if the first guy to come up with a PB&J had kept it all to himself? I mean, would life even be worth it?
This is great party food because you don’t even have to do anything. Okay, slice the strawberries I guess, but you can do that ahead of time. Then let guests assemble their cracker-bleu-cheese-strawberry-honey combo. Or try grapes and goat cheese. Or peaches and brie. Or pear and gorgonzola. If only matching my clothes was as easy as pairing fruit and cheese!
Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Honey-Drizzled Bleu Cheese Strawberry Bites
- water crackers, or any kind of cracker
- strawberries, hulled and sliced
- block of bleu cheese, softened to room temperature (not crumbled)
- honey, good quality
- Set out the bleu cheese 30 minutes before serving.
- Top a cracker with a small slice of softened bleu cheese (Or spread it).
- Place a few strawberries on top, then drizzle with honey.
Need some more appetizers?
Bacon and Pepper-Jack Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Goat Cheese, Pesto, and Sun-Dried Tomato Terrine
Roasted Grapes Hazelnut Goat Cheese Crostini from The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman
Hot Caprese Dip from Heather Christo
Pizza Fondue from Neighborfood << love this fun idea! Great for parties.
Easy Strawberry Salsa from She Wears Many Hats
oh my gawd, I love these!!! I’m with you on my summer wardrobe. . need to go shopping stat and it’s already july! :) and hey, Costco ain’t so bad. . it is my go-to for socks and sports bras and sometimes (only sometimes) you can find a pretty rad sweatshirt or hoodie. ;)
I do that too! Especially with shorts and jeans, but with shirts too. I’m currently in love with (and actually wearing) a $5 running shirt from Walmart. No, I don’t wear it to exercise… It’s so cute and comfy that I don’t want to stink it up! And yes, it’s one of those flowy tops to hide the fact that I’ve been eating cupcakes all day and had to send you some so I’d stop. ;) I’m absolutely loving the fruit, cheese and honey combo you have going on here! I’d probably just skip the crackers and grab a bowl and spoon instead. So good!
You have some of the most gorgeous food shots I have seen on a blog in a LONG time. They are simply stunning! Do you take them yourself?
(And this recipe…I’m trying it.)
Wow, thank you Erika! You are so nice! You just made my day :) Yes I do take all the photos myself. It’s been a process to get to this point, my first pictures 3 years ago were awful! haha. And yes, do try this “recipe”! Change it up! Enjoy!
Well you are super talented and I love it!! I used to run a home/food blog and getting good pictures was always the worst part. ;) Of course it didn’t help that most of the time I was using a basic point and shoot camera… haha