I’ve been thinking a lot about my kids this week, as I think about just about every parent in America. They are life itself, and specifically my life.
There were times when I wasn’t very hungry, and other times I tried my best to cook because it was nice to have a mind-blowing job. And now, heading into the long weekend, I want to gather kids, family and friends and enjoy the sun – a short breather from the wider world and one that I can happily take.
There will of course be food. There is always. The recipes below are quick and straightforward, and while I’m not suggesting they’ll make up for all the wrong things, I hope they’ll bring you some luck. Please contact me at any time at dearemily.. I like to hear from you.
2. Hot Sauce Shrimp
A reader called this Ali Slagle song a “genius little recipe” in the comments, and I agree. You sauté the shrimp, then toss them with hot sauce and butter until coated in a silky sauce, for a dish that’s a spiritual brother to New Orleans barbecue shrimp. Fast, efficient, absolutely delicious.
4. Hot dogs with Pico de Gallo
Tanya Sichynsky loads her hot dogs with fresh, spicy pico de gallo, for results similar to Mexican hot dogs, but a little easier to put together (nice for when you’re headed to a cookout and want to travel light). These are exactly the things to start the summer with.
Check out this recipe.