July was jam-packed with travel. I spent a week in Buffalo, visiting family I hadn't seen in years, eating locals treats and playing with my parents puppies. After that I was in Arizona with BF for another week, sweating it out in the Phoenix heat, being awed by amazing geography and taking the longest hike I've even done in my life.
Upon our return from Arizona, we returned to New Jersey to find milder temperatures and rain. Lots of rain. That's okay though. I use the rainy days to focus on my future career plans. I'm really ready to head back to work after three months off. I'm running out of things to do at home and I really miss working in the lab! I'm going to try to make the most of my remaining time off (which hopefully isn't too much more!) and enjoy the last few weeks of summer! Mostly by eating more fruit.
I made this chicken dinner last week and knew I would love it. I also knew that BF would leave every last bit of mango on his plate. He just really doesn't like fruit. Such a weirdo! Personally I love fruit with savory dishes and loved the mango salsa with the spice rubbed chicken. I also got to use one of my new OXO tools - the mango splitter! While it's totally easy to pit a mango without one, it took about three seconds to pit the mango with it! I also thought I would show my step-by-step how-to cut a mango pics. Now you know and it's so much easier than you thought!
Thanks go to OXO for sending me an amazing package of summer fruit tools, including this mango splitter, through the blogger outreach program. All opinions about the tools are my own, but I have yet to find an OXO tool that doesn't do it's job! Check out some of their fruit tools and enjoy the summers bounty!