It’s been awhile since there has been anything food related on this blog. Its too hot to cook in the summer! Thats my excuse anyway. I’m looking forward to cooking again with cooler weather. Doesn’t mean I want summer to leave though. SUMMER! Don’t leave me! When we were out walking today I saw a disturbing sight – an orange leaf. And it wasn’t alone. : ( Anyway, back to food. I’ve been working my way through Peas and Thank You blogger Sarah Matheny’s new cookbook. I’ve been following her blog for a long time and anxiously awaiting the cookbook release. Just like her blog, its hilarious to read and gorgeous to look at. I read the whole thing cover to cover in a couple of days – which is pretty impressive when you have 2 kids and no time to read. Happy to say no one drown during the reading of this cookbook. ; ) Anywho, someone has been very eager to help cook these days…
Flour all over body, check!
Taste of yummy flour, check, check! I think we were making dough balls here. If you haven’t made them before, you MUST. We had them quite often last winter but I had been “off the balls” for awhile and wasn’t ready to go back there during swimsuit season. I gave in after seeing their lovely picture in the cookbook. Oh dough balls, I love you. Anywho, we also made Mama Pea’s Margaritas. Dylan took notice of the margaritas that Eric and I were drinking recently (may have been the fun cups) and wondered when he could have a margarita. Came across these non-alcoholic smoothie margaritas and thought – perfect!
I had to call them “Kid Margaritas” instead of smoothies because he automatically dislikes things if they are called a smoothie. I don’t know what thats about, but he’s been that way for a few months. Whatever!
These are awesome!
Clearly, he is a fan.
He drank TWO big glasses full. Belly up, Dbert!
Here he is wanting me to stop taking pictures. Oh, okay.
Time to hose him down!
And then for lunch recently, we had the Mango, Strawberry and Chickpea Salad. This was also very good. Dylan ate all of his. Avery ate none, but she never eats anything, so theres that. I’m surprised she’s still alive sometimes, to be honest with you!
Speaking of Avery – look where we’ve been hangin’ out the past couple of days. FUN!
She earned ONE prize today. Just ONE. I thought for sure she’d bite with the potty prizes, but no luck. We’ll try again tomorrow though. She did go in on her own to pee a couple of times, so perhaps we’re getting somewhere.
While picking up the prizes, look what I found! CUTE!
She’s pleased it has pockets and when she checked herself out in the mirror, she grinned from ear to ear. Clearly, she has my self esteem. ; )
Kinda like this! : ) She was only smiling because I told her she could take it off (“TOO HOT, MAMA!”) if she said “cheese.”
It was very hot, so clearly we hit the lake after work. Avery monopolized Ingrid’s peanuts.
And that’s my cue to stop taking pictures of her. Okay! Geez!
Well, that’d be it for today! Later!