The kids were with Aunt Ellen today, so the only pics I took were of food. I think I’ll spice this post up with some oldies but goodies.
Ava, age two, with a pair of pretzels boobs.
A bowl of shriveled stuff.
A banana spinach smoothie, with a little too much spinach. Even for me.
Ava and too much green finger paint. Even for me.
After my morning meals wore off, I made my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salad.
Mixed greens, tomatoes, shredded zucchini, carrots and jicama, garden picked cucumber, mushrooms, all tossed in Italian dressing.
No pepper though.
I ate a scary amount of cherries. (OK not ALL those but let’s just say that bowl was full when I rinsed them.)
No Cheerios though.
Who’s watching these kids anyway?
For dinner tonight I made a tomato and white bean soup. I’ll have you know this recipe is a classic. This is meal is one of the first I truly cooked. When we were newly married and I had my first kitchen and was working toward preparing healthier meals.
1 – 2 Tbsp EVOO
1 Large onion, diced
1 – 2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 15 oz cans of Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 cup of water or veggie broth (if needed, I didn’t use any tonight)
10 – 15 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 c lemon juice
salt to taste
Saute onion and garlic in EVOO until soft. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add beans, broth, basil and salt and simmer 20 – 40 minutes, stirring occassionally. Before serving stir in lemon juice.
I ate so many cherries I was only hungry for a cup of this soup.
I also had a dose of Vitamin G&BDC. (That would be Green and Black Dark Chocolate, of course.) It was about to take a picture when the doorbell rang so instead I just ate it while I answered the door. True story.
After dinner we made a paper chain to keep track of the number of days until we might expect our butterfly to emerge from it’s cocoon.
Zak as a caterpillar.
Maxine in her cocoon.
Ava as a butterfly.
And there you have it.