Hey all! You’ll get the title at the end
Oh the stress of planning a last-minute, mid-week trip!
4 Youngers. 4 different transit schedules. 3 cities. Destination: Lakewood, New Jersey.
I’m flying into LaGuardia [NYC] (for $340) and then taking a shuttle with my mom (who is flying in from Raleigh at the same time – knock on wood!) to Toms River where my family is. Dad is driving up Sunday. Larbs is taking a train from Boston.
Mom has to teach on Monday and Wednesday and Larbs is in an internship as well, so we’re flying back out of LGA Tuesday at 7PM. Arrive home at 9. Work first thing in the AM! It’s going to be a whirlwind of a mid-week. It’s such a shame that Gram couldn’t have held on a little longer until the summer when all three of us would be free from our schools and could have stayed to visit a few days with our family. Such is life.
Today was fun at Winthrop. TONS of paperwork. It was really busy! We listened to a great presentation on pediatric nutrition. Filled out a bazillion forms. I can’t believe I *should* be an RD in just 3 months! Hoping to take the exam in August sometime. Sometime between BlogHer and the Summit!
Lauri and I packed a potluck lunch!
She rocked the plate with selections from the Columbia farmer’s market –
Fresh, delicious bread with cranberry cheddar cheese (melted!!), Applegate Farms Herbed Turkey, sunflower sprouts and lettuce. It was amazing!!
Cheese was melted in the food lab microwave!
Farmer’s market snow peas and strawberries!! Both were so very fresh!
I brought yogurt (1/2 Chobani 2% that I got as a sample – really, really thick – loved!) with chia and apple butter
When I got home at 5:00 I was pretty hungry again and had half a mango with some granola and Organic Valley Yogurt (the last of the vanilla)
Shortly after, Matt was wooing me with beer
I had just a little sip (had lots more work to do!) It was good, but I didn’t taste either basil or honey!
For dinner, we plucked some beans from the garden
Trader Joe’s baked beans that I picked up a few weeks ago on a whim. The ingredient list looked simple and good!
Matt also baked off two small sweet potatoes, low + slow and we simple-steamed some cabbage in a colander over a pot of boiling water and topped it with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of maple.
The beans were AWESOME!! Just like church picnics. Really good!! So was the veg
I made a mocktail with seltzer, lime and cherry
So refreshing in our hot house!
You remember my bike accident? A week later…check out my BRUISE!!!
[Can't believe I'm showing my backside to the world..... but I couldn't resist!! ]
Looks kinda like a tattoo, no?!
Off to try to relax a bit. Hoping I can wind down some this weekend.