Happy Friday!! Mazen says hi and that he likes the color red. I love these paint with water sets!
Let’s talk about food, shall we?
Wait first – a beer!! Blog reader Melanie sent us some of the home brew she and her husband made. It’s a double-hopped IPA and is named in honor of her daughter’s second birthday. My, we have a lot in common : )
We both liked it a lot – Matt wrote them with these tasting notes: (This is an excerpt – lol!)
Aroma – Nice citrus upfront in the classic navel orange/tangerine zone. There’s a little vanilla or bubblegum in there too.
Flavor – Great bitter/sweet balance hitting the tongue at the same time.
Overall: Great American IPA, excellent balance of malt and hops, the finish is dry enough to make it refreshing but there’s still enough body to know it has some oomph.
No onto breakfasts last week…
Great Harvest pancakes with drippy 365 almond butter on top! Peach on the side. One of the last of the year I suspect. Sniff.
A rainy day breakfast of peach, egg and Apple Scrapple!
On a preschool day I met two of my girlfriends for breakfast at Bluegrass Grill. This was an omelet stuffed with smoked salmon, dill havarti and spinach plus a toasty biscuit and grits. Worth getting my workout in at 6am so I could enjoy the morning!
Next up: cinnamon toast, berries, eggs, coffee. Standard American Breakfast these days!
And finally, plain yogurt, peach and a slice of cinnamon toast on top. No plate necessary.
I spent a whole preschool morning making this yummy butternut squash and shrimp pasta and had the prop for lunch! The recipe will be posted on Monday : )
Leftovers the next day + kale and red pepper salad leftovers on the side.
The day that I went out for breakfast I didn’t have lunch – I wasn’t hungry till dinnertime!
Another day I had a mixed plate – a mini quesadilla, carrots and hummus, grapes and sprouts drizzled in EVOO and honey.
And finally, I joined some friends for a picnic lunch and one of them brought Whole Food value meals ($6 plates) for the three of us. We had chicken and veggies plus a few bites from the toddler PB&J box : )
I knew if I put these beans on M’s plate he would have turned up his nose, but on Dada’s plate they were all the rage! He was quoted saying “More beans Dada!!” several times. He did not, however, go for the kale.
The beans were a mix of pinto beans and leftovers from a crockpot short ribs meal that Matt had when I was out one night. It worked! The big massaged kale salad on the side was dressed in sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and salt plus red pepper, blue cheese and avocado.
Ladies night followed at Zocalo!! I, of course, got the chili relleno pepper and ate the whole dang thing! Best entrée ever!
And finally, we had Gimme Some Oven’s crockpot chicken enchilada soup and loved it! Topped with cheese, yogurt and a few chips.
Hope you guys have a pumpkin-licious weekend!