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Warm Weather Dinners

Happy Friday and an early Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas Bears out there! We hope you have a lovely day.

I (Sharon) don’t know about you, but after almost 8 weeks of shelter-in-place, I am officially in a recipe rut. And as the days are getting warmer, my desire to turn on the oven is dwindling. Can’t we just eat cereal for dinner? Yes, yes you can just eat cereal for dinner, but if you are looking for some ideas to revive your recipe rotation, check out the links below. Most of these are ideal for warmer days as they do not require using the oven. But first things first…

Dessert First:

A few weeks back I had a container of heavy whipping cream in my fridge begging to be used. (It was originally purchased for a quiche that only required ¾ of a cup.) Since I had been missing our family outings to local ice cream parlors, I concluded that that cream was destined to become homemade ice cream. And why not try and make one of our family’s favorite flavors — Salted Caramel?

I was a little nervous, as the recipe involved at least two things that I had never done before — making caramel and making a custard. But being all caught-up on The Great British Baking Show, I felt prepared to take on this worthwhile endeavor. It turned out amazing and I just have to share the recipe! Be warned, there are parts of this process where you need to make sure you will not be interrupted/distracted (Ha!). Also, I used an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, check out one of these no machine required methods

Here’s the recipe. I promise it is worth the effort.

Okay, so maybe you want something yummy, cold, and creamy but you are not up to the task of making your own fancy ice cream or you want something dairy-free or you just want fewer calories. This tried and true recipe for delicious and healthy milkshakes is always a win at our house.

Dinner is Served:

Now for a few dinner recipes.

Kale Salmon Caesar Salad
{Photo by BudgetBytes.com}
Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
{Photo by Tiffany Azure -Delish.com}
Easy Crockpot Carnitas
{Photo by Pinch of Yum}
*Cumberland Family Favorite

That’s all I have for you today. Have a beautiful weekend and be sure to share your favorite warm-weather recipes in the comments below.

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1 thought on “Warm Weather Dinners”

  1. I have been watching “Nadia’s Time to Eat” on Netflix. This is another place to get easy-peasy delicious meals. It’s a great show with field trips too.😊

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