What a fun-filled family day!!
Lunch at Karen’s
Lunch at my mother in laws was great! She made white bean and chicken chili, pimento cheese sandwiches (on the husband’s homemade ciabatta!) and cashew clusters for dessert.
White bean, jalapeño and chicken chili. It was delicious and brothy! I topped mine with some Fage -
I LOVE pimento cheese but I don’t buy it because I’d eat the whole tub at once. I’m going to make my own someday but I never remember to get the ingredients!! Soon, soon.
From above with a few tortilla chips -
And the cashew clusters bowl almost empty. I am proud to report that I only had a small bite of the husband’s. I had my fair share of desserts last night, plus I knew we were having ice cream tonight so I didn’t really need more than a tiny taste.
We talked and walked (45 minutes) throughout the afternoon. The weather was perfect to be outside!
I made myself a mocktail with diet tonic, lime seltzer, an orange slice and a cherry!
And I had a few of our homemade crackers -
We just had my two parents for dinner and cooked up a nice spread -
Mustard-glazed grilled pork tenderloin -
Corn, pepper and brown rice party in a bowl -
And lemon-butter-dill seared green beans – (served in my grandmother’s Wedgewood bowl!)
The spread with some wine -
My plate -
With a glass of wine (plus 2 more oz refill)
Breyers Vanilla (half a cup) with chocolate chips, a mini cream puff and butter wafers!! I have to admit, I had a few small handfuls of these chocolate chips! Not something I can keep on hand or I’d just nibble away!
As you can see, I’m enjoying our company and the food. But I think I handled today “in moderation” much better than last night!
First Day of Real Spring Break
Tomorrow I’m planning to get up early to join the husband at the gym, then my mom and I are going shopping and out to lunch!!! Tomorrow night is the mom dinner