Lately I am feeling uninspired in the kitchen, which explains the lack of posts around here. I'm not sure what is really missing, but I just can't seem to think of really great ideas. My cooking is feeling a bit stagnant. Josh has no complaints, just something I'm feeling. Tonight I baked some trout in lemon juice, fresh black pepper, and lemon pepper seasonings, with some brown rice. And to be truthful I popped a frozen bag of veggies in the microwave for steaming. Everything tasted great, but not a lot to make a post out of. I do have some ideas for my next batch of brownies, so that's a bit promising. I think part of it is I don't feel like I've got any great summer recipes. I've got the warm winter food pretty much covered- a good arsenal of soups, stews, and casseroles that we really enjoy. But I guess I wasn't really into the cooking thing last summer, so I feel pretty lacking in that department. So, what makes a good spring/summer recipe? For some reason all that really comes to mind is strawberry shortcake. And while I do love me some strawberry shortcake, I just can't allow us to eat that for every meal, ha. I have some ideas for our outing to Concert In The Garden this weekend, but then again we might not be going if the weather outlook stays as it is. I'm beginning to think that our town has somehow been transplanted in Seattle- rain, rain, rain. Although I guess it mostly just rains in the Northwest. We've had the lovely rumble of thunder and lightening on an almost weekly basis. Maybe the rain is affecting my cooking mood? Hmmm....I just don't know.