- I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.
Monday, June 18, 2012
As I type this I'm watching Master Chef, completely covered in bug bites and cannot stop scratching. The chefs on the show are making apple pies and I just want to reach in the screen and swipe a piece right off Gordon Ramsay's plate. I'd also like to stick my legs in a calamine lotion bath to relieve the mosquito bite damage!
Despite the fact I have no itching relief and am not eating pie, today was a really great Monday. We spent the morning playing with our best friends out in the big Texas sunshine full of slip n slides and fish sticks. While fish sticks were a staple for me growing up I was very thankful that my friend Kali at Being the Baileys served us mommies a fabulous quinoa salad! It was colorful, cool and very filling. Kali is a big fan of the blog, Our Best Bites so visit them if you'd like to see pictures of our lunch and the recipe that she used (she altered it slightly by using peaches vs. mango and adding avocado). Don't you just love it when friends share their favorite food sites? I feel like I learn something new daily!
After the boy and I came home and crashed for a couple of hours I realized I hadn't "planned" anything for our dinner tonight. We do have some meals tucked away in the freezer but I was in the mood for something else and thanks to one of my favorite sites, Peas and Thank You I found my winner, winner chickpea dinner! Tonight we dined on Teriyaki Chickpea Stirfry over brown rice and it was perfect. I'm a huge fan of the sweet chunks of pineapple and since we didn't have most of the ingredients she lists on hand it was a total improv dish. No broccoli? No problem. We used steamed green beans. No carrots, no celery either? I was not about to load up a 2 year old crazy child to go get carrots and a celery stick so I chopped up tomatoes and some mini sweet red and yellow peppers and it worked great. I would have taken a picture of our finished product but "W" was running around the backyard wearing nothing but a plastic fireman's hat saying "to the rescue!" and I just get distracted by such things.
Hope you look up those recipes and give them a try. If you have any low fat apple pie recipes or remedies for itchy bug bites feel free to send them my way!