We celebrated the baby’s first birthday on the fourth with a little cookout and plenty of cake smashing. (He didn’t actually eat any cake, but he sure loved squishing his fingers into it.) The rest of the weekend was wonderful as well, as we spent Sunday morning at the lake near our house.
I much prefer the lake to the pool. The pool is always crazy, with kids in every direction, no room to swim, and never any chairs unless you get there when it opens. The lake had a good number of people but it didn’t start to get busy until we left at 1 pm, so we had plenty of room to set up our little tent shelter (similar to this one) and play in the water without getting the baby jostled by the big kids. I think I might sneak off to the lake during the week when I need to unplug and do some mind-wandering.
We capped off the weekend with a visit to Snow Monster, the newest craze among my food-loving friends. This snow ice is a lovely treat; it melts when it hits your tongue and tastes like a cross between ice cream and a snow cone. It’s right by the place I like to get banh mi, so I foresee lots of special lunch breaks in the near future.
Here’s what we’re making this week!
Monday: Roasted Corn Salad (recipe tomorrow)
Tuesday: Chickpea Fritters, from Herbivoracious
Wednesday: Oven Fried Chicken Katsu, from The Banh Mi Handbook
Thursday: Stuffed Zucchini
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: Leftover night
Sunday: Chicken spaghetti, from The Homesick Texan’s Family Table
This week in ice cream: I didn’t get a chance to make the maple ice cream last week, so I’m adding it to this week. Last week I made ice-cream cone cupcakes for the party – does that count?
What are you making this week?