My mom came to visit last week and we took an adventure to Baltimore to visit my grandmother and to NYC for the day for an event for Smucker’s that I’m working on! It was strange to go from the end of a weekend to a fun and exciting visit to another weekend. Weekends bridged by fun! We had so much fun that this is the only photo I managed to take of my mom with Mazen despite the fact that they played and played for 4 days straight!
I did capture her teaching M to drink out of my silver baby cup she kept all of these years. He liked it and even learned how to share with a bear!
Here are some of our meals before and during her visit –
French toast with peaches, coconut and almond butter
Scrambled eggs with toast and peach (it’s alll peach around here these days!)
Egg sandwich with more peach
A frozen waffle breakfast! I’ve been craving waffles and have been debating buying a waffle maker. Instead I found these Julian’s Recipe waffles at Whole Foods – simple ingredient list, 100% whole wheat and Belgian style. Two thumbs up!!
Served with scrambled egg, peach and a bit of butter and Maine maple syrup
Mom had never tried overnight oats before!! She loved them prepared with berries, almond butter and granola.
Loved this tomato-heavy salad with avocado, almonds, cheese and Apple Scrapple on the side
A sandwich lunch with tomato, basil, cheese and avocado with …you guessed it….peach!
Lunch at Eppie’s. We shared a veg plate with beans, mac and cheese, sweet potato and broccoli and split the Santa Monica salad. So good!
And so baby friendly too.
Another new find: Trader Joe’s butternut squash ravioli. They tasted like butterscotch!!
Served with baked okra and parmesan zucchini
When we arrived home from our long car trip, Matt and Karen were waiting with a beautiful dinner in the works.
Fresh pasta with garlicky shrimp, grilled corn on the cob and okra fries.
I’ll be back tomorrow from more photos from our adventures!