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Spring Fever!

Spring officially arrived on March 20, 2018 and spring fever is one fever we love to feed. The symptoms are most agreeable – no sniffles, chills, or aches – just pure cravings for the seasonal splendors. The first pussy willows and early forsythia induce the fever and fill us with anticipation that grows and grows until we are forced to take the only cure we know – pure indulgence in feasts of tender green asparagus, pink salmon fillets, or red ripe strawberries. The more we indulge the more we wish that spring and its fevers could last all year long.

And we all know that spring has more than its fair share of rainy days – and all too often they fall on the Sunday we had hoped to plant the garden, walk in the park, or go canoeing on the river. No need for despair, however, as even the gloomiest of days can be made bright by a spontaneous and casual dinner with close friends. Many people like to reserve Sundays for spending time at home, but rain can bring on cabin fever and we think that some of the most successful and relaxed entertaining happens on Sunday evenings. Cheer up a friend or neighbor with an invitation for a supper of simple homey fare. Steaming bowls of soothing soup, toasty sandwiches, and plump roast chickens are all wonderful anitidotes to the onset of Monday blues.

Spend your free time in the sunshine, not stressing in the kitchen. This recipe for Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake is perfect on a spring weekend when everyone is busy getting the yard in shape for summer!

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
~ Oscar Wilde

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