And the Sides Have It

Before we get down to the business of talking recipes, I wanted to acknowledge the day. Today is Kiddo’s birthday. It is also the Feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Carmelite Order dates back to 1155. Carmelites originated in the Holy Land as a group of hermit monks. Over time, the order transformed into one that takes a vow of poverty and the Carmelite friars and nuns dedicate their lives to care for the poor.

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Savory Vegetable Galette

I love the rustic look of this dish – perfect as a Main Vegetable Entrée rather than a side. The pastry shell can be made up to 2 days in advance, and that’s always a convenient plus. This recipe comes from Butimhungry.com. Be sure to stop by as Christina has some wonderful step-by-step photos (not to mention lots of yummy recipes to share).

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Beautiful Grilled Vegetable Skewers

One of the things that I love about social media (Facebook in particular) is that when my friends or family come across a recipe that they think might interest me, they take the time to “tag” me in their find and poof – it’s on my Facebook news feed for me to explore later. I really appreciate it when they take the time to think of me and to share with me. I don’t always have the time to go seeking out new, yummy recipes. My sisters are especially great at finding things that tickle my taste buds. (Love you guys!)

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