Rainy Day New Recipe

The rain and the humidity have me running though recipe ideas looking for a no-cook option that has some redeeming nutritional value.  It’s worth noting we generally shop for groceries monthly, but due to traveling this month – we took the oldest two to Alaska for a week-we opted not to shop this month so the food options are limited to what the kids and I bought for $100 on Monday.  Today’s lunch experiment was admittedly a saved recipe from my Facebook feed; Strawberry Spinach Penne Salad  from Creme de la Crumb.  We altered it slightly – I’m still dairy-free so the yogurt was an optional add-on at our table and the cranberries sat neatly on the counter instead of in the bowl (aka I neglected to add them to the salad, oops!). Everyone ate it and the only cooking I did was boiling the pasta. Now the pasta boiling definitely didn’t help the humidity in the house, but  less than 15 mins for a pasta salad that was a one-dish hit with the family was worth the added sticky!



About Me…

Kelsey with blue tongue
Kelsey with a blue tongue from PA Birch Beer

I’m an adventure loving mom of four.  We are living and learning in the Adirondacks.  We all like to read, hike, swim, homeschool, run, cook and eat- maybe someday we’ll have different interests but for now we enjoy going through life as a 6-pack!  We strive to practice ‘scruffy hospitality‘, if you aren’t familiar look it’s worth the quick read.  In the 12+ years my husband and I have lived together we’ve opened our doors to friends and family whenever they’ve needed a meal or a bed.  As an aspiring atheist this policy isn’t founded in a religious text.  Our open-door policy is driven by our desire to enjoy life with others,  help others when you can (pay it forward), and an ambition to enjoy the chaos of life as it comes.  I’m hoping to share our adventures in everyday life including the inevitable dirt,  squished loaves of bread, new recipes that flop AND the smiles, laughs, and routines that make it work for our crew.