Is it really August 14th?
Because it’s so cold here if feels more like October 14th.
I almost made soup today.
I stopped myself because I am determined to not jump ahead in seasons. It is still summer and most everywhere else it is HOT. But it really feels like fall here.
But then sometimes the sun pops out of the clouds and all the sudden it is summer again.
It’s so weird and such typical summer time mountain weather.
Is it weird that I am kind of ready for fall?
I mean I have barely even had summer, but pumpkin spice, crisp apples and Yankee candles (THE BEST) sound pretty cozy and awesome right now.
Oh and Sunday night football, but not because I watch football or really even know anything about football for that matter. I just like to make game day food and bake pumpkin treats.
Because we obviously have to have a sweet treat lying around this house.
My cousin Maggie is already looking for tailgating appetizers and treats.
She’s back in Cleveland and has to deal with my brother Creighton……..
The ultimate Browns fan.
He is a die-hard and the kid loves football more than anything. Unfortunately for her, they run in the same circles and since he has no one around (ahh… meaning me) to make him food, Maggie’s his girl.
So I have fall on the brain.
Football, candles, beer bread and comfort food.
The total opposite of this deliciously tropical summer meal.
But I’d eat this again in a heartbeat anytime of the year.
Sweet and spicy jerk salmon on a bed of coconut rice with cheddar cheese and black beans that are all sitting atop a crispy tostada. And if you think it is weird to put rice on a tostada, don’t. Really, just don’t think.
Just do it because it’s the best thing ever. I told you, we really do eat rice with everything.
Then don’t forget the salsa. The salsa that I have honestly been eating with a spoon all summer long. It’s my favorite thing ever. So freaking good guys. Just trust me.
This whole meal is so tasty, pretty easy, yet also fun + summery!
Oh and last thing, if your not into salmon, chicken works awesome too. I did for the fish haters. They loved it.
FYI, if it gets any colder I might be posting soup tomorrow. Just saying.