Summer has officially started LOVE the Symphony Sunday nights!!
Matt and I spent the afternoon relaxing and getting ready for our picnic. We nibbled through some fruit…
And a bit of goat cheese on some JJ Flats crackers.
I got pretty hungry around 4:30 and had a small bowl of Zoe’s Granola with berries and milk.
You’ll probably be seeing me eat a lot of fruit these next few days because we have a TON in our house. Blueberries (4 pints from Costco!), raspberries, pineapple, 10 bananas and…
Two big melons
For the symphony picnic we made a Triple Berry Salad.
SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I simmered a cup or so of wheatberries on the stove top this afternoon. After they were chewy to taste, I drained them, and added
- About 2 cups of blue and raspberries
- ~4 oz soft goat cheese
- ~1/3 cup cranberry pecans (the secret ingredient!)
- ~1/4 cup whole almonds
- Big handful spinach
- Dressing: Juice of a lime, 1 tsp honey, pinch salt, 2 tsp olive oil
One of the best salads we’ve ever made.
We arrived at the symphony blanket around 6:15 and waited for our friends to show up. Amanda arrived and then Michelle and Ben but EVERYONE ELSE BAILED!! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! We’ve waited our whole lives to have a group of friends to picnic with at the Summer Pops
But the company who came were fun!
The spread included the wheatberry salad and watermelon
Annie’s Snack Mix from Danica
Hummus from Amanda
With pita chips
My plate. I assembled a plate and was careful not to snack on the pita chips and crackers that were within reach all night – knowing how easy it is to down 300+ calories in empty carbs.
Watermelon and seconds on the awesome salad
You really can’t go to the Summer Pops without a splash of wine – which was all I needed.
I switched to seltzer, which was just like wine in my big plastic glass
Amanda brought choco covered raisins. Mmmm…dark chocolate. Had a few more of these at the end of the evening.
And I brought these “meh” cookies. Had half of one and didn’t care for the rest.
The symphony was lovely, per usual. Filled with songs I know and love, including some western and musical theater favorites. Can’t wait till next week!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENA!!!!
Good night all