After unseasonably mild weather here in the Central Valley of California, it is finally beginning to heat up. And not a moment too soon–I’d really like to see something other than zucchini grow in my garden. I think I even spied a few baby tomatoes threatening to turn red today.
While the garden loves the heat, trying to whip up dinner when it’s 100* outside isn’t always the most fun. That’s when I turn to dishes like this chickpea salad. No cooking required!
So, I saw the newest Harry Potter movie tonight. Did you all see it? It was a little bit anticlimactic, but what else can it possibly be if you’ve already read the book? It’s not like they’re going to make up a new ending. Well done though, I’d say. I had a beef with the girls’ hairdo’s at the end but I won’t say anything further in case you haven’t seen it. I’ll just say: Frumples.
The rest of my weekend was spent moving around dusty things and getting prepared for some real work to be done in our pantry this week. I positively cannot wait. The thought of having all of my kitchen stuff organized makes me giddier than a schoolgirl.
But also scared, because eventually-and soon-I will be without a kitchen for a little bit. It’s not a major remodel or anything but rather replacing decrepit cabinetry, formica and flooring. Just a refresher, if you will.
Yes, it is a good thing I like this salad. I have a feeling that I’m going to find a lot more of these salads to enjoy during that time. Open cans, chop a few veg, make a dressing. The end. Filling, nutritious and no cooking or real prep work even.
Perfect for a hot summer night and perfect for kitchen remodeling.