Sunday, February 9, 2014

Shelly's Diner ... Inspired by Pinterest

Did a little surfing on Pinterest late this morning.  It's a great distraction, there's always such cute stuff on there and looking at pretty pictures makes me happy.
So I came across some beautiful food photos and started feeling a little hungry.
{I'm always hungry!}
But the fridge is practically empty and I've grown weary of salad or salad making again.  So mostly I have salad stuff on hand, including my fav spring mix of baby lettuces that is getting a little old & gooey.

Then I come across a lovely photo of a gorgeous sandwich that is so perfect for me ...
1.) Because I'm not a fan of lunch meat.
2.) I've got an avocado that is just about at it's peak of ripeness
3.) I'm hungry for lunch and in dire need of comfort food in the form of grilled cheese.

My avocado & tomato grilled Muenster cheese sandwich on wheat.

Here's some other pins that have inspired this week's Menu:

Doesn't this shrimp salad with avocado, tomatoes and whatnot look wonderful?

I imagine eating this on a sunny warm summer evening, dining al fresco on my patio.  The photo is fantastic but leads back to a blog called debragreatrecipes that doesn't seem to be working right or something so no ingredients or recipe.  I'm new at this stuff.

 My dream version would look as yummy good, have citrus based dressing with some cut fresh herbs and a little balsamic.
I'll have to put shrimp on my Costco shopping list this week {Costco sells great frozen shrimp, tail off!!} and think warm thoughts for NC, although I think the weather forecast for my corner of NC calls a wintery mix of rainy snow.

Maybe I'll give this beautiful homemade mushroom soup a try this week,
 Homemade Mushroom Soup at

PS.  I call my kitchen, Shelly's Diner, because my name is Michelle and I own a darling little Dept. 56 Snow Village collectible light up called Shelly's Diner that is usually displayed in my kitchen and is always open for business. But that's another blog post!

                                        ~    It's been Lovely chatting with you, xo ♥


  1. Wow that does look delicious!! Your sandwich looks just like the one on the pin. I will have to make this for myself sometime soon :)

  2. Thanks for the comments, Dearie. I had such an odd bunch of foodstuffs it was surely by kismet I came across such a great recipe with just the ingredients I had on hand.

  3. Oooh! That sandwich looks really good! I might have to try that sometime. It sort of reminds me of one night at a church potluck I had a sandwich that had slices of sweet potato, avocado, bacon, tomato and cheese on it, and it was very good. I have yet to try if or find out what it's called, though.
    Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog. How neat it is that we have the 'same' dog?!


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