One of the best things about being on vacation is that you’re shielded from depressing things.
Like the news.
I don’t know about you… but I think the news is just not particularly uplifting these past few days, if not downright depressing.
Who would have thought that watching cable news can be such an energy-draining activity!
I came back from my vacation hoping to feel energized to start tackling all sorts of projects, but in fact I haven’t been able to feel motivated. And I blame it completely on cable TV and its breaking news!
Wish I could be an ostrich and bury my head in the sand… Do ostriches really do that?!
Anyway, thank goodness I have the garden to distract me.
And thank goodness there’s Fiesta Friday! Always my source of happiness.
I wish you all a peaceful week!
And now, features!
Cacao-Courgette (Zucchini) Breakfast Cake (gluten-free & whole grain) from Kate @ The Gluten Free Alchemist
“Hurray, a healthy way to hide zucchini in the kids’ breakfast! Actually, I’d be happy to call this MY breakfast, too.” — Angie
Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels from Nancy @ Nancy Creative
“A great way to serve tortillas, full of flavors and I would happily eat the whole plate on my own! This is making me hungry ?” — Petra
Zucchini Mozzarella Bake with Panko by Joanne @ No Plate Like Home
“I instantly fell in love with this dish. Why not? All my favorites are combined in one recipe. I love the texture you get in every bite of the breadcrumbs topping.” — Jhuls
Sweet Cornmeal Scones from Jess @ Cooking Is My Sport
“This is what scones should taste like! The brown sugar sounds irresistible and it makes me hungry just looking at the photos!” — Petra
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #185 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your cohosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
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Ohh I know that feeling, Angie! I always get too much carried away (and get mad) whenever I watch news on TV so I always try to stay away from them. The negative stuff I am having is enough already.? And you are lucky to have that beautiful garden! I only have food to distract me.? Thanks for the party, Angie and happy Fiesta Friday!?
Food is the best medicine, Jhuls! Wait, I don’t know if that’s right ?? I’m thankful for a lot of things, Jhuls, and I hope everyone can say the same. Happy Fiesta! ?
You said the right thing??
I am also thankful for a lot of things and happy than depressed. You know, we all go through a lot of things, but at the end of the day, we should always be thankful. One of the things I am happy and thankful for is having Fiesta Friday.??
The news is very depressing 🙁 Your tomatoes however are beautiful!
Yay, tomatoes to the rescue! Never doubt the power of tomatoes ??
Hi Angie! It’s true the news hasn’t been very kind lately, though it never is really. Hope you had a good vacation:)
You’re so right, Monika! I had a nice vacation, but as always I missed my own bed ? Thanks for cohosting! ?
Thank for hosting this fun party each week. Enjoy your day!
My pleasure, Marilyn! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for selecting me again to be featured! I’m so happy! Thank you, thank you!
What a great job everyone does every week! So glad to have found Fiesta Friday on the Frugal Hausfrau and to be making foodie friends!
Thank YOU for the recipe! I’m actually going to make it tonight! Did you see that big ol squash up there in the photo? I have a few of those! Plus all those tomatoes. I was going to make ratatouille but I think I’ll just bake a casserole like yours. We’re very happy to have you in our fiesta, Joanne! ?
Yes. I saw your garden pix. That’s how I came up with this recipe- to use up tomatoes and zucchini.
I hope you like the recipe. I found out about Fiesta Friday from Mollie’s site. Frugal Hausfrau.
Good ol Mollie! Well, I don’t mean old like old ? Oh you know what I mean ? LOVE Mollie! She’s my girl! ❤️
Sorry for checking in so late, I was busy baking, now I have time 🙂
Angie, when did you take those beautiful pictures in your garden? They have such a soft light. I also like to go outside to calm down. Just looking at the pictures makes me more peaceful.
Oh Jenny, you’re always baking ?? I took these pictures early morning, but I actually think you’ll get the best lighting just before dusk, but then again I’m not a professional ? I’m so glad they bring peace to you. That’s the best compliment I’ve ever received! ??
Coming from the heart!
Laura @ Feast Wisely says
I know what you mean about the news Angie – I now no longer watch it for exactly the reasons you outlined – time spent better cooking, eating or writing!
You’re so right, Laura! I’d much rather be cooking or eating than watching depressing news. Even toiling in the garden is better. Yes, toiling! ??
Thanks so much for including the Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels in your features! 🙂
My pleasure! I’ve been meaning to make some, it’s such a great idea! ?
I always wanted to have my own veggie garden..it a stress buster..
It sure is, except when it’s hot and humid out there, then it’s not fun ??But I do want to encourage you to start one, why don’t you Lathi?