Summer has officially startedLOVE 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