Happy weekend and welcome to What’s Cooking this Week! I have recently started using Pinterest for maple and thyme as both a way of organizing recipes that I want to make, and as another way of sharing the recipes from maple and thyme with a wider audience. Many of the recipes in this week’s post are from pins that I have been saving on the Maple and Thyme pinterest boards. Definitely check out some of my boards if you are on Pinterest and looking for some yummy kitchen inspiration.
We’re making lots of salads this week…summertime lends itself to fresh veggies and lighter dinners. Salads are also just so easy to make! You’ll also find the newest maple and thyme recipe, Nate’s Chunky Monkey Granola.
Lunch/Dinnner Prep for the Week:
This salad highlights some of the same seasonal produce as the Strawberry Quinoa Salad just below but also includes balsamic grilled chicken, red onions and feta.
This is a beautiful late spring, early summer salad. This salad features the ripest strawberries, creamy avocado and lots of fresh herbs from the garden.
We need an easy Sunday dinner this week. We are coming up on my last week of the school year and every night has some sort of event or commitment so the weekend is going to be a bit of a scramble. I love sheet pan dinners, and this one looks both easy and delicious – my favorite combination.
Baking and Stocking the Freezer:
This is an amazing granola recipe and the newest maple and thyme recipe. Crispy, sweet oats are combined with banana chips, mini chocolate chips, toasted macadamia nuts and dried pineapple. Great in a bowl of yogurt or eaten my the handful for a snack. Beware…it’s addictive.
Definitely check out this blog post from King Arthur Flour. You can decided which type of swirl to add to your whole grain banana bread and there is even a tool built in for customizing your banana bread recipe. Kind of fun!
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend of baking and cooking. Happy Weekend!
KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS THAT I USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:
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