What’s been on the menu? Tons of fresh summer produce!!
This bowl is a parfait of yogurt, peaches, blackberries, granola and crumbly fresh ground almond butter. I’ve gotten lots of questions about this bowl over the years – it’s a Weck jar, actually!
I had more peaches on day 2 – this time alongside some scrambled eggs and the last red, white and blue swirl of the summer!
Mazen loooves pancakes, so we have them as often as I have the energy to make. Topped with Wild Friends sunflower butter, peach and a little leftover banana.
More swirl bread with eggs and more peach! I had so many peaches this week.
And finally, some classic whipped banana oats with summer blueberries, melty jam and good old peanut butter on top! If I put blueberries in Mazen’s oatmeal he screams bloody murder, so I can’t add mine until after the oats are in the bowl.
On the lunch front I dined with friends several times!
Here Monday’s lunch with leftover sweet potato fries, tomatoes from the garden, avocado and chicken sausage.
On Tuesday I met up with Baking Me Krazy Karen and her sweet daughter visiting from Canada!
We had lunch at the Whiskey Jar where I ate this wonderful blackened catfish salad and shared cornbread with Mazen.
Next up a smoothie – with kale and yogurt and things – probably more peach
Alongside an egg sandwich with PB & J on a Dakota bun from the bakery
Thursday: Leftover noodles over a salad with a few fresh tomatoes and leftover chicken sausage that Mazen wouldn’t touch
On Friday I met up with sisters Candace and Cara who were visiting Cville from Ohio!
I had a pimento cheese + tofu salad at Great Harvest
And the last date with blog friends from last weekend at Eppie’s!! Shared this plate with Mazen and still only got through about half.
Fun at book club!! We had everything from fresh fruit to baked fruit in cobbler form to garden-fresh tomatoes and salads and Thai noodles. A yummy evening discussing Oryx and Crake, which I liked but didn’t love.
Matt decided to try grilling some kale from our garden that turned into this dinner. The panko tofu is Caitlin’s recipe and it was amazing!!!! Sweet potato fries round out the meal. The kale was like eating kale chips off the stem. Kind of messy, so we ate outside. I can’t wait to make that tofu again!
Here’s some Chicken + Bean Bake from our party night. I think this was actually a Sunday night dinner. Served with cheddar garlic bread and tomatoes.
Next up we had BBQ baked tofu plus sweet potato and eggplant fries! I prepped this whole dinner before my friend Sarah came to babysit for us in the afternoon. She put it in the oven at 5 and we ate together when I got home. Those eggplant fries were soooo good!
And finally, a lentil, potato, okra and more kitchen sink soup. I was cleaning out the veggies it the fridge! There were some fresh lima beans in there too. Topped with cheddar and yogurt.
Hope y’all are enjoying the dog days of summer!