I have been wondering where the summer went, how it is possible that it is in fact September. This puzzles me and makes my head hurt when I think about it.
But upon further inspection, I do know where the summer went. While bigger picture I still have lots of worries and am waiting impatiently for my career to jump start and to find my place in the world, the summer went a lot of amazing, interesting places and I couldn’t be more thankful for it.
It went to a lot of amazing food. Baking, cooking, ordering wild salmon direct from Seattle, hitting up the farmers’ market, making sure no day was complete without peaches, tomatoes, and cherries. There were visits to restaurants all over metro Detroit, the vast majority of which were amazing. From Savor Detroit to Forest to Public House, we tried some funky places that pride themselves on great food.
Summer helped us explore parts of the area we hadn’t before. We checked out Great Lakes Crossing, plus the area’s two outdoor malls. We visited the Cranbrook Science Museum and headed to the Grosse Pointe showhouse. We went to the State Fair and the Buy Michigan Now festival. We spent time outside and treated the area as though we were tourists.
My tween and teenage self is super jealous of the concerts I went to. Four of them in total, and I loved every moment. After spending years telling myself it would be too crowded and scary, the past few years have shown me that is not the case and in fact concerts are healing in a way I can’t explain. I saw Carrie Underwood, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, Coldplay, and most recently Adele (I can’t wait to tell you about that next week). Even better: I saw three of the concerts with Mom. Sure it’s fun to go with someone my own age, but Mom is my person. We go through some not so fun times together, so it’s nice to be able to enjoy life with one another.
We took walks, smelled flowers, listened to the birds sing, looked at the moon, stayed out late, had fun, forgot about problems, and enjoyed life. That’s where summer went and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Summer also went to this Summer Squash Frittata. It’s easy to make when you are in a hurry and need dinner on the table in a flash. It is super healthy, gluten free, and very satisfying. I have just been pairing it with sliced tomatoes for a hearty dinner that I can practically put together with my eyes closed. All the better for enjoying all life has to offer.
2 large zucchini or yellow squash
1 large onion, sliced into half moons
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 large eggs, whisked
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven broiler.
Cut the stems off the zucchini and/or yellow squash and cut it into large rounds. Cut the rounds in half.
Heat an 8-inch skillet over medium high heat. I like using a stainless steel skillet. Once hot, add the oil, followed by the squash and onion. Sauté until they begin to caramelize.
Add the well whisked eggs and cook until the eggs begin to set, scraping the bottom well.
Place the skillet under the broiler for 1 minute. Check for doneness. If the frittata is not fully cooked, place it back under the broiler, checking frequently until it is cooked. Be careful as the pan will be very hot.
Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
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- Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Egg Skillet by Positively Stacey
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- Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Home Sweet Homestead
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- Chili Joes by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- How to cook ChopSuey Vegetable Stir Fry with Beef by Asian In America
- Clean Eating Hamburger Helper Skillet by A Mind Full Mom
- Creamy Paprika Chicken & Peppers by My Life Cookbook
- Easy Pink Pasta Skillet by Family Foodie
- Easy Skillet Lasagna by New South Charm
- Greek Turkey Spinach Skillet by Cooking Chat
- Hatch Chile Shakshuka by Helpful Homemade
- Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Huevos Rancheros by The Hungry Goddess
- Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders by The Ninja Baker
- Healthy Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts, Potato & Pear Skillet by Food Done Light
- Kung Pao Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Loaded Skillet White Pesto Pizza by Crazed Mom
- One Pan Taco Rice Skillet by The Chef Next Door
- One Pot Beef Stroganoff by My World Simplified
- Pork and Sweet Potato Hash by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Pork with Gingered Pluots by Palatable Pastime
- Salsa Chicken Skillet by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Sautéed Gnocchi with Pomodo Crudo by What Smells So Good?
- Smothered Potatoes and Sausage by Sunday Supper Movement
- Spanish Rice and Beef Skillet Dinner by Meal Planning Magic
- Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet by Caroline’s Cooking
- Summer Squash Frittata by Pies and Plots
- Tamale Pie by Monica’s Table
- Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Veggie-Packed Sloppy Joes by Powered By BLING
- Yellow Rice Skillet by Cricket’s Confections
Favorite Skillet Desserts
- Fudgy Skillet Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by The Crumby Cupcake
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