I Cooked My Butt Off …
So, we had some family out … Our first-borns (daughter and son) and our new(-ish) son-in-law. It was a great visit! I thoroughly enjoy listening to their journeys, tasks, accomplishments and obstacles. They are amazing young people. (BTW – our youngest [the Twins] are too, it just makes my life a bit easier to divide and conquer! … So – next visit will be with JUST THEM!) We had a great time tonight.
While we were unable to enjoy pool time this week, as the 75+ degree heat promised by Michigan meteorologists did not hold true for the last few days … It did give DH and me time to prep food, prepare spaces and create a good environment.
I picked flowers from our garden for a beautiful centerpiece … I’ve planted flowers for years – but have not ever made arrangements with them … WTH? WHY NOT?!? DOH!!!
We slow cooked meats (rabbit and chicken) … I will share photos – but you need to understand, nothing you see will equate to how amazing our Teriyaki-marinated meats were …
I didn’t take photos, but THIS girl loves her some vegetables … including coleslaw and ‘vegetable medley’ – which, for this meal meant cauliflower, carrots and chayote. My first born has not liked vegetables since she was 8-9 months old. But she tried them tonight. Did she love them – NOPE, NOT YET! But we’re still working on it. They were beautiful and amazing vegetables (… and, nope – no photos)!!!
Our baby girl does like salad. We made an AWESOME Strawberry Spinach Pecan Feta Balsamic salad (link to the recipe … because IT IS TRUELY AMAZING), and THIS GIRL (YEAH, me again) FIRMLY believes Balsamic vinegar has been recalled from nursing use as SMELLING SALTS … (YUCK!) … But this salad is SOO GOOD!!
And … Yep!!! An official success in the books for me. I’m learning to enjoy the moments – so I did tonight. Grandma T is finally teaching me – it doesn’t have to be all about Martha Stewart. I can reach a compromise … And STILL MAKE KICK-ASZZZZ FOOD!
Hoping for a pool day tomorrow – or maybe early next week. Keep on Dreamin’ Folks! HUGS!!!!