Have you explored The Commons on Flickr? It's a great collection of photos from the Library of Congress. I did a search for summer images since it's so hot in SF today. Where is my icy cold beverage and private sandy beach?
Last week I made Spicy Baked Chicken from this book, a delicious pasta dish which consisted of homemade sauce, fried eggplant, fried shallots, and ricotta cheese (my own creation), and a Meatloaf, which was surprisingly the most fun to make. I found the Meatloaf recipe on Pioneer Woman Cooks, a site many of my foodie friends dislike, but one I love for her simple ingredients and photo documented instructions. This was my first ever Meatloaf and I was pretty happy with the results. As soon as I saw the recipe I knew my comfort food-loving boyfriend would probably like it, so I bookmarked it and gave him the option of that or Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner on Saturday. While the Chicken looked amazing it required a lot of spices we didn’t have so we opted for the Meatloaf. The sauce really made this dish and when I make it again I’ll definitely be adding a lot more spice to the meat.
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1. the lovely california coast, 2. Bay Bridge & Bow, 3. horsey, 4. jersey shore in may, 5. sarah's garden, 6. car lot on mission street, 7. F Market, 8. Gun Shop, 9. Fox Gloves, 10. big cloud, 11. car lot on mission, 12. that view again, 13. cherry blossom, 14. triple 7, 15. yellow, 16. seagull