Welcome to May! This month is going to be a good one–I have two trips to the East Coast by myself, it’s Jeffrey’s birthday at the end of the month, and it’s almost summertime. My first trip is this weekend, I’ll tell you more about it later on.
First, thank you for commenting last week on my blog-versary! Your comments were so thoughtful, and it’s nice to know y’all are enjoying visiting each day. I guess you want to know who won the shipment of cookies. The winner is Jenna who has been reading my blog for a long time! Jenna, email me your address and I’ll get the cookies to you.
Second, I hosted another baby shower this weekend. The theme was Pickles and Ice Cream. How cute are these centerpieces and this dessert display? We did four like the one below with the pickles, and the dessert table was candy toppings for ice cream sundaes.
And third, I thought I would ease into the week by showing something healthy and green. Last week for dinner, I wanted something light and easy, so I made a homemade broccoli crunch. I wanted to use flavors like a mayonnaise based salad and also wanted it to remind me of broccoli with cheese.
Easy Broccoli Crunch
- 1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 C edamame, shelled (I keep a frozen bag)
- 1 ounce cheddar cheese, in little cubes
- 2 T raisins
- 2 T peanuts
- 2 T plain Greek yogurt
- 1 T white wine vinegar
- 2 T honey
- salt and pepper
- Add broccoli to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Let boil until broccoli turns to a bright green. Drain and set aside.
- Combine Greek yogurt, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper and whisk together as a dressing.
- In a mixing bowl, combine broccoli, raisins, peanuts and cheese and add dressing on top and stir to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve it cold.
This was crunchy, cheesy, and tangy. If you really wanted it melty cheesy, you could melt the cheese and drizzle it on. I liked the addition of peanuts and raisins for more crunch and sweetness, and the broccoli kept some crunch even after cooking.
An easy weeknight side dish or addition to a salad.
What are you looking forward to in May?