SOUTH JERSEY, February 28 — Today, on the last day of February, I spy with my little eye:
Signs of spring?! Punxsutawney Phil did predict an early spring. Wouldn’t that be exciting if he’s right? I have to admit I lose a little bit of my joie de vivre in the winter, so the sooner spring comes around the better.
But, unfortunately, I saw a crew salting our roads this afternoon as snow is in the forecast for tomorrow morning. Darn! I hope it’ll be the last snow of the season.
For now, though, I’m enjoying the little bit of sun that warms the earth enough to coax my trees into budding and my hyacinths into sprouting.
Now it’s time for features!
“I SO wish I had a bowl of One Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder in front of me right now! Perfect for the upcoming Mardi Gras, too!” — Mollie
“ME, TOO!! I’ve been craving some kind of Cajun or Creole-style shrimp! And grits! But I would happily tuck into this shrimp chowder. Right now!” — Angie
“Lizet’s Cheese Waffles are so next level! I needed these in my life – even though I didn’t know I did!!” — Mollie
“ME, TOO!! Except I really, really… need them! Really!” — Angie
“I’m blown away by the ingredients in this dish and love how Priya explains the complexities of each dish she makes!” — Mollie
“This is one-of-a-kind must-try recipe, folks! Shared first here at Fiesta Friday.” — Angie
“Quick breads are life savers! And this one right here is so full of flavors… with cheese… and olives… and sautéed onions… what’s not to like?!” — Angie
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #265 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 co-hosts this week are Laurena @ Life Diet Health and Kat @ Kat’s 9 Lives.
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
If you’re interested in becoming a co-host, please leave me a message.
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Life Diet Health says
Yay.. spring! Our crocuses and violets are popping up everywhere! We had a few days of t-shirt weather too but it’s back to soup weather now! Just as I was posting my link today, my Mum turned up at ours! She doesn’t get ‘virtual’ food and blog parties and wants some ‘real’ food! She said why can’t you have a real one… so it’s back to organising lunch clubs for me! 😀 Happy Fiesta! x
Your mom sounds so cute ? I spoke too soon about spring! We had more snow overnight and our schools have delayed opening because of it. C’mon now, that’s enough! Maybe I should move to your place ? Thanks for cohosting! ??
Life Diet Health says
I don’t think ‘cute’ is something Mum has ever been called before! 😛 Oh, send us the snow, we’ll be happy for it! 😀 Happy (as always) to co-host! xxx
You can have ALL our snow, Laurena. We’ve had enough seriously, but more is coming this afternoon! Thankfully the house is warm, our Sunday roast helps with that ? Since you don’t mind cohosting, would you stay on and give Jhuls a hand next week? ?
The shrimp chowder looks absolutely amazing!! I am saving that to my Pinterest board to make sometime! Thanks for having Fiesta Friday, Angie!
I saved it, too! Looks so great, doesn’t it? Happy Fiesta Friday, Abbey! ?
Ai | Ai made it for you says
We’re starting to see cherry blossom buds here too! How exciting! I’m so sick and tired of winter haha.
Me, too! So sick of being cold! Can’t wait to see the cherry blossoms! I have a flowering cherry tree in my backyard, so precious.
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
I thought winter is my favorite season, but spring is waayyy better. Thanks for the Fiesta Friday, Angie.
Spring is definitely way better, Jhuls, followed by autumn. Summer is great, too, for me, since I don’t work then ? Happy FF!
Of Goats and Greens says
Finding buds on your plants… how cool is that???
I am tired of winter and am looking forward to spring, and to all the things I really want to plant! PS, I really want that shrimp chowder!!!
I was excited to see the trees budding, seemingly overnight. I hope the snow hasn’t killed those flower buds. That’ll be sad. I can’t wait to start my garden myself. As usual, I got carried away and bought too many seeds ?
Thank you guys for featuring my cheesy waffles!
For us is looking like winter is finally coming! today is nice and cool, 86 degrees ☺?
No problem, it’s a great GF waffle recipe. I long for the days when I can call 86 degrees cool ?
Thanks so much for featuring the Olive Cheddar Quick Bread this week! 🙂
You’re welcome. I just love these sound of that bread! ?
The Girl Next Door says
I adore the pic of those buds popping out of the soil! So heartening to see!
Thank you for featuring my radish sambar recipe here. It surely feels good to be appreciated. 🙂
I felt the same way when I saw them, Priya. I think your radish sambar is intriguing; it’s a little different from the others. Can I use the little red salad radishes for it or do I have to use the big ones like daikon?