Grilled Succotash with Pesto
I'm not quite ready for summer to end!
Anyone else out there swimming in zucchini right now? Not that I’m complaining – I was actually afraid we’d get too many, but I think our plants have produced just the right amount.
The summer is flying by! We are closing in on the very end of a renovation – we did our basement! And we’ve successfully added 650 square feet to our house. That’s the size of some apartments! And before you ask, no, we are not getting roommates/doing an AirBnb. This is all for us, baby. Dave’s parents are coming to visit soon and they will be the first to stay in our nice new guest suite.
It’s been quite the process – I’m sure if you’ve seen me in person I’ve told you at least a few details about it. We have had things that are normally stored in the basement be out on the floor in various rooms for a couple of months. It was starting to drive us nuts near the end! But yesterday, the living room became totally clean again, and it reminded me how much I love our house.
And I’m excited about the next step – buying more furniture! Turns out we have the right amount of furniture for our previous square footage and now some rooms are looking a little bare. I’m setting up an office in one of our newly-emptier rooms and I’m looking forward to putting some art on the walls there. I’m considering it an excuse to shop.
Anyway, now that the summer produce is really rolling in, we are very much enjoying getting back into our regular routine and baking away in the kitchen. We made this zucchini bread a couple of weeks ago, and I’m already looking forward to making it for Dave’s parents this week. Maybe a chocolate variation next time? Time will tell!