Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Time sure does seem to fly by in the summer time. My mom, my brother and I just booked a small trip to OKC on Thursday and Friday. We haven’t been on a family trip, just us, since I was 17 and we went to Disney World, almost 5 years ago! Way too long! We won’t do anything special, go to Bricktown (a wannabe riverwalk-type place), and a huge waterpark. I am still a kid at heart so I can’t wait 🙂
I went to my dad’s house the other day and took some beautiful photos of his vegetable garden. It must be nice to have all that fresh produce just outside your door and not to have to run to the grocery store or farmer’s market every time you need a tomato.
Yellow tomatoes, the first pick of the season:
Everything we picked, carrots, onions, peppers and tomatoes:
After an intense yoga session yesterday morning, the only thing that sounded remotely appetizing was a refreshing green monster. Inside my green monster was just the usual: 1 frozen banana, a few handfuls of spinach, 1 cup vanilla soymilk, and 1 scoop of chocolate amazing grass. *Still lovin’ those Disney glasses Mom!
After breakfast, I set out on a baking project. We have an abundance of fresh blueberries in the house that my grandma brought over last weekend so I used them to my advantage and created a delicious blueberry muffin recipe.
These muffins were very good. My dad is a foodie, himself and he raved about these blueberry muffins. He told me that they were the absolute best muffin that he has ever tasted, which definitely boosted my confidence a bit.
For lunch, I used some more blueberries and created a delicious, summer salad with romaine, spinach, blueberries, strawberries and grapes.
On the side, of course I enjoyed one of my blueberry muffins.
In the afternoon, I went on my long walk and came back home for a snack, a banana & peanut butter.
I have been having to improvise for dinner most nights since I have to use what is in my mom’s kitchen and she does not cook. I have picked up a few things at the grocery store that were a must but for the most part I have just been throwing things together. However, I was really craving some pasta last night (hormones, perhaps? haha) so I picked up some simple ingredients to make a pasta dish.
I cooked the pasta then added the tomato sauce, some spinach and minced garlic. It turned out fabulous!
Can I just say how much of an inspiration Meghann is after her post this morning? She just radiates happiness and confidence in her bikini pictures. Way to Meghann!