Are we the only ones who find Labour Day depressing?  It’s not like we are going back to school or anything really changes for us, but we still can’t help feeling like things are ‘a changing’.  Luckily, this weather is still allowing us to make yummy summery dishes – so give these a try before fall arrives!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos from How Sweet It Is are a fairly quick, yet delicious meal!!  For our toppings, we used green cabbage, blue cheese, cilantro and ranch dressing.  I love Jessica’s new take on tacos.  Try this for a weeknight meal, and enjoy the leftovers for lunches!

Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza from Cooking Light was another simple meal!  We bought a pre-made thin pizza crust from the Superstore.  I topped it with the grilled prosciutto and pineapple, and wow!  Such great flavours from grilling the toppings.  This was definitely a quick dinner, I think I served it within 30 minutes of firing up the grill.  To make this meal more nutritious, only eat 1 or 2 pieces and serve with a large salad.  Eat the rest as lunch leftovers!

Lemony Orzo Salad with Fresh Dill from For the Love of Cooking is a great side for any grilled meat or fish.  Don’t you love the flavour of fresh dill?  I think the combination of dill, lemon and feta cheese is incredible.  This salad was great the next day as well.

Summertime No-Cook Pasta from Martha Stewart.  Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic – yum yum yum!  This was another easy, low-effort supper.  I actually liked it better the next day, when I could reheat it as a whole dish.  The first night I prepared it, the instructions wanted me to put the cool ricotta on the warm pasta – it was just ok.  For me, the meal was much better when the ricotta was warm.  So maybe try and heat the ricotta in a pot or blast it in the microwave before serving…

Thai Steak Salad from Cooking Light.  I love the thai flavours in this salad!  Do you have fish sauce in your pantry?  It is a necessity for thai cooking.  I laugh everytime I use it because of Monti from  Masterchef.  She described fish sauce and said it tastes like death!  I definitely wouldn’t eat it on it’s own, but it’s great in an asian sauce.  If I was to make this again, I would marinate the flank steak in the sauce first – ours was a tad tough and marinating would definitely help.

What have you tried lately?  Still grilling, or have you moved on to fall comfort foods?

Enjoy!

-A

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