Mazen is currently obsessed with corralling all of the pillows in the house and making forts. It’s super cute, but the pillows are taking a beating!
Breakfast yesterday. I am so into buttered toast these days! And the eggs I bought from the farmer’s market are heavenly.
I love the ritual of going down to the garden in the morning, putting on my rain boots and stomping through the dew to collect my lunchtime salad. Sure makes it easier when I come home at noon hungry for lunch! The first tomatoes are here!
I turned this into a massaged kale salad for lunch along with a leftover salmon burger.
Grammie and Pea are here for a visit for a short two nights. M, of course, is on cloud nine.
On Monday night we made burgers on the grill – they were fab!!! Okra fries on the side. Okra is my favorite summer vegetable!
Tuesday morning we had more eggs, toast and blackberries, and I went to the gym for a small group session with Erin while mom, dad and M played at home. For lunch we had leftover burgers and more kale salad – this time in a sesame dressing with toasted walnuts and a lemon stilton cheese. A few roasted potatoes mixed in too.
I asked my mom what she wanted to do during their visit and without hesitation she said SWEETHAUS! So we took a group field trip over to the cupcake shop that afternoon just as a big storm was rolling in.
We shared six cupcakes between the four of us so we could taste a bunch of flavors. Each little bite was perfect. Cookie dough always wins!
Mazen was too much of a busy bee making cupcakes to smile, but we spent a while playing before heading home.
Last night I was triple booked with a date night, soccer dinner and night out with my friends, so Matt and I restaurant hopped around. We started at the Tin Whistle with my team and shared a few beers while we talked about our summer season.
If you were to ask me what’s the “junkiest” menu item I order when I’m out, fish and chips is hands down my answer. Rarely do I find fried food to be that tempting, but I love me some fish and chips! I shared a few of Matt’s peas for some vegetables – these should come with peas! I also try to keep the portion size I eat small, especially of the french fries : )
We got to listen to this huge group of musicians play Irish music for a while – so pretty! They had no sheet music and knew all the songs by heart.
Our next stop was Red Pump Kitchen where we met friends and shared these two cocktails. Mine was a Lavender Bellini and Matt got the most delicious hickory syrup bourbon martini.
Love these gals!!
Happy Hump Day!