Vanilla Bean Blueberry Lemon + Cream Cheese Swirl Sticky Buns.
You know, I am actually happy it is Monday.
Last week was just a long week and it carried on through to Sunday. But with Monday comes the start of a whole new week, a fresh start and a new look. Or at least that is me “trying to be positive”.
Actually, it is going to be a really busy week. It is my last full week before I head to Florida with my grandma. This means I am going to be running around all week trying to finish things up before I leave a week from today. I am both excited and nervous. Excited because, well I am going to Florida, and I know I am going to get a lot done this week (positive thinking again). I am nervous because, well a lot of things, but I am always nervous so that is really nothing new.
My grandma (not the one I am headed to Florida with) left yesterday, and let me tell you, having your eighty-three year old grandmother is well, interesting…and now I know how my dad grew up.
No but really, it was nice that she got to see where we live and the mountains. I think it made my dad really happy and the boys definitely had some fun with her. Somehow they got her on the four-wheeler and drove her up the road. Oh my gosh you guys, you should see this photo, actually you should see all the photos we took over the last six days. Some of them are just plain hilarious.
My brothers and dad are insane. I mean, she is eighty-three. Not sure going for a ride up the hill (we already live above 9000 ft) was such a great idea, but she survived, and at least she’s living life!
I think she is happy to be heading home though. Six days with my family made her need a glass, or two, or three of wine.
In her defense there was eleven people in this house at one point and that is not even including her, or the cat that she dislikes, or the mouse that she REALLY disliked (we had to tell her the cat chased the mouse out the front door last night or she wouldn’t have gone to bed. Thankfully, Kai found the poor scared mouse this morning and got it to go into a bag and took it outside).
Alright, enough about my family craziness for a Monday, let’s talk about this salad already.
This salad is so simple and its Mexican flavors make it one you will crave every week this summer.
It’s perfect to keep on hand for an easy lunch, light dinner or side, but I think it’s especially great it for cookouts. People really love the flavors and it is a dish that everyone can eat (if you leave the bacon out). Plus, it happens to be pretty healthy, so there is that bonus too!
Double bonus, you do not even have to heat your kitchen up to make it. YES! Well actually for me, I kind of want to heat my kitchen up. Yesterday it was cold and raining here (and snowing just above us). We had some really awesome weather the last week, but Sunday it turned on us. It’s early though, forecast says sunshine, so I’m hoping for a return to the warmth and sunshine!
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No better way to kick Monday off if you ask me!
I MUST make this, yum!!
That is a stunner of a salad! Just gorgeous and so perfect for summer and outdoor parties. Beautiful!
Wow that looks incredible! Perfect salad for summer, great job as usual 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Thank you so much! 🙂
No he probado la quinoa pero ya tengo ganas, con esta ensalada con jalapeños que me encantan y el pimentón ahumado que lo uso mucho, seguro que me animo. Aquí ya rondamos los 30ºC, así que vienen genial todo tipo de ensaladas. ¡Besos!
The perfect summer side!!
This is one gorgeous quinoa salad, and looks to be the perfect summer side dish! Love that Mexican street corn!
Your trip is so close! I hope you have a great time!
This salad looks like the perfect summer side (minus the bacon for me – the boyfriend can have mine, he’ll be extra happy) or potluck contribution. Thanks Tieghan 🙂
I so want this salad for lunch, love the grilled corn!
Thanks so much, Laura!
Mexican corn in a salad is loooove!!
This looks like the perfect summer side dish!
Thanks so much, Jackie! 🙂
Loving the flavors in this salad. Corn, bacon, cheese and basil! I’ll probably leave out the jalapenos, I’m a wimp like that. 🙂
Looks beautiful and colorful, and I like all of the fresh herbs!
My grandmother is exactly the same way–she loves when we visit, but I think she gets overwhelmed really easily and needs her space. I think most grandparents have a set routine, and its hard to get away from that! 🙂
This salad is gorgeous Tieghan! Love the colors and flavors!
Love that corn, looks delicious! 🙂
Thanks so much, Amanda!