Thanks to those of you who weighed in on my Lately posts. I hope to do a mix moving forward and start doing more day-in-the-life eats posts. Today’s post is a mish-mosh of weeks because of all the travel we’ve had, but I wanted to share some of these meals anyways!
It’s smoothie season! Dough Boy smoothies are my favorite because you can assemble them the night before and just blend away for breakfast.
When we had friends over to our yard recently someone looked at our beds of greens and said “I’d LOVE to have all that for my smoothies!” It made me realize that I am not taking advantage of all the free greens at my fingertips!! So here’s the product of a little hacking of the kale blended up with milk, banana, yogurt and sunbutter. Served with toast that was topped with two little curds Matt brought home, lemon and raspberry.
The other great summer breakfast: overnight oats!
That was Mazen’s first taste and I was nervous he would reject them, but he liked them!
My version was a little fancier – topped with banana, berries, sunbutter and chia.
Sometimes the air conditioning feels so cold I want something warm for breakfast – eggs, strawberries and toast with jam. Would you believe that Mazen won’t eat berries? They are in season and the perfect toddler food but he turns his nose up to berries of all kind!!
Same but different: sunny side up with lots of fruit and a slice of cobbler bread. Mmmm!
A date to Whole Foods with M! Does this photo not scream summer? I had a big salad packed with veggies and good toppings.
Next up: leftovers from the Low Country Boil….plus a green juice for something….green!
A salad topped with leftover grilled tofu and fresh mozzarella over lettuce dressed simply in olive oil and honey.
Plus a peach. Love that it’s peach season!
A salad with more mozzarella, tomato, some mac and cheese and cornbread from the Smoked BBQ Co.
And lastly, PB&J (another greats summery food!) and goat cheese peas
Boy do I not want to eat shrimp for a while! We ate up all those leftovers in a series of dinners. This was thick local cheese grits with grilled eggplant and the leftover shrimp mixed with cooked peppers and sausage.
The next night we took the last of the shrimp and turned them into shrimp burgers using this recipe as a model. They held together just OK (we baked not fried in fear they would fall apart) but tasted good.
Served on a dark and stormy night with greens and dressing. I had a second burger before my soccer game, which ended up being cancelled : (
Karen brought over a cauliflower mac and cheese that was delish! The best part is that Mazen loved it too – veg and all. I think mac and cheese may have bypassed pizza as his favorite food! We grilled a bunch of asparagus on the side.
Another meal we enjoyed with Karen – a grilled feast! I made grits in the rice cooker and Matt grilled both flank steak and chicken, portabellas, and zucchini.
We all enjoyed ice creams for dessert : )