{JAM} Zac Brown Band: No Hurry

How was your weekend? We had a blast exploring the Black Forest, hiking up waterfalls, and relaxing at Lake Constance.

My parents head back to the States tomorrow, so today we are trying to fit in all the hugs, talks, and just general togetherness that we can. While we are soaking up every last minute, I thought I’d share another little something something from my kitchen playlist.

Happy Monday friends!

{JAM} Mumford and Sons: I Will Wait

Well hello there Monday. I hope you all have fabulous weekends. We spent ours cooking, hanging out with some wonderful friends that are about to leave Munich {sob}, hitting up the huge summer festival that just happens to be right around the corner, and preparing the house for the arrival of some very special guests… my parents!

I’m so excited for both them to be here at the same time! I haven’t seen my Daddy since he was here is September and he hasn’t seen our new apartment yet. {We moved the week after he left.} And maybe, if we ask really nicely, he will share his bread recipe with y’all. While there is no lack of tasty, tasty bread here in Deutschland, the selection in the States can be lacking, so a couple of years ago my dad started making his own honey whole wheat bread. Oh my stars, y’all. It’s good.

In the meantime though here’s a great jam to get your week rolling.

‘Merica Week

Happy Monday friends!  Just because the Kiwi and I are about as far from American food culture as we could be this week, doesn’t mean I’m going to leave you hanging for July 4th!  I would never do that.  In fact, I dub this week America Week.
Kiwi+Peach: America WeekIts true that America is a melting pot–full of foods from tons of different cultures, but I don’t think its fair to say that it lacks a food culture of its own.  I can only speak from a Southerner’s perspective, but there are tons of traditional goodies that create many wonderful food memories.  Who doesn’t have some memory associated with biscuits, apple pie, grits, or sweet tea?  Even the Kiwi, a converted Southerner, loved biscuits so much that he made it his mission to perfect the fluffy, homemade butter biscuit. {He will be sharing his tried and true recipe with y’all on Friday!}

In honor of July 4th and it help you in trying to decided what to make for that cook out, here is a round up of our most ‘Merican recipes.

Blue Cheese Burgers
Green Beans {grilled instead of roasted}
Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Coming up this week:
Strawberry Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Salad
Maple Baked Beans with Apple Salsa
Mini Apple Hand Pies with Salted Caramel
and, of course, Zane’s Biscuits {famous in small circles}

…and here’s some Johnny and June to get your week going. Happy ‘Merica Week y’all!