I have to say that I am LOVING summer so far (as well as those adorable kiddos above). I’m far more relaxed then I’ve been in months and the kids are as well. I’m not racing around dropping and picking them up from school and all their activities. We’re sleeping in, cooking together, eating lunch and dinner in the back yard, playing board games and guitar hero and just plain chilling out. Summer is as much as a vacation for adults as it is for kids. Besides just chilling we’ve been busy doing a few other things like….
Dog sitting Trixie! Isn’t she a cutie?
Playing baseball. Eli won his second playoff game! Go Giants! We’re hoping to win the third one this week.
We’ve also been cooking up a storm. I made the minty pea soup and the smoked salmon sandwich that John requested and I have to say, they were both a success. I will post both recipes soon.
I surprised the kids and whipped up some baked sugar and cinnamon donuts on their first morning of summer vacation, and it was the perfect way to start out their vacation. I will post that recipe soon as well.
I also received my friend Averie’s new cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort last week. John came home from work, browsed through it and announced at dinner that he and Zoe were going to make up her peanut butter cups after dinner. So they did, and they’re were AMAZING and so easy. We made plain old peanut butter ones, peanut butter and Nutella ones. Next up, we’re going to make some s’more ones, as well as a healthier version, dark chocolate, almond and unsweetened coconut. The great thing about these chocolate cups is that you can throw anything in them. Thanks Averie!
Ok, let’s move onto this week’s menu.
Sunday night dinner
Chipotle shrimp tacos and lacinato kale salad. It’s a bit foggy, rainy and cold this morning, so I’m hoping it clears up so we can fire up the grill for these tacos! June is one of our colder summer months, believe it or not.
Monday night dinner
Tuesday night dinner
Orecchiette pasta with pesto, sausage and green beans. This is one of those easy, throw together weeknight meals.
Wednesday night dinner
ELi has his baseball game, so we will be grabbing dinner out tonight! Most likely we will pick up a few burritos to chow down during the game.
Thursday night dinner
Chicken enchiladas with tomatillo salsa and lacinato kale salad. I love these enchiladas. Don’t be intimidated by my recipe, because I give a bit too much detail, they’re super easy to throw together last minute if you shred the chicken and make the salsa ahead of time. I’m going to try making a vegeterian enchilada next!
Friday night dinner
TGIF everyone! Marin mama’s night off!
Have a great week everyone!