Ugh! What a morning!
Let me tell you one thing I know for sure: Automatic door locks are NOT as much of a convenience as you would think. I was at the gas station today, in the midst of a mayfly swarm, and I shut my door, only to hear a click and realize my keys, phone, wallet, etc. were locked inside.
Needless to say, I was an hour late to work and now I am in super-overdrive. I apologize if this post seemed a but rushed…
Silver lining: Baby was NOT in the car. See…something to be happy about
Anyhoo, let’s rewind to the much more relaxing yesterday:
My little man and I got up early and shared a smoothie! Well, he only licked the spoon because he can’t really have strawberries yet (they are a common allergen, so the recommendation is 1 year.)
The mash-up: Kale (from Grammie and Pop Pop Garden Pea’s garden!) strawberries, fresh bloobs from the yard, a nanner and some coconut milk.
Sideshow included a Food for Life sprouted grains bread heel spread with coconut butter. Dipping: YUM!
It had a few more chunks than I’d like, but pretty, I think. I had to make it in my food processor since I broke my faux Magic Bullet-ish puree machine. I’m thinking that what I need for a truly smooth smoothie is a Vitamix, but not so sure one is in the budget any time soon. I’d like to get the healthy smoothie habit started early with my boy, though, so I may have to do some shopping…
During naptime, I cut up this watermelon to snack on after dinner. Not fancy, just functional. Kind of feels like summer…
After naptime, we were both ready for playtime! You just can’t beat a blanket in the grass and a $.99 bottle of bubbles.
Dinner included these zucchini fritters, adapted from a recipe in this month’s Food Network Magazine. (I’ll always take a new zuke recipe!)
- 1 beast of a zucchini, shredded
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1 egg
- 1 small onion, chopped
I shredded the zuke and tossed it into a colander with the salt for 10 minutes, then pressed out the liquid. I then combined all the ingredients in a bowl, mixed well, and dropped the batter by the large spoonful into a bit of olive oil to pan fry until brown and crispy. Easy as that!
I’m thinking these would be good with a yogurty dipping sauce, or served with a dilly salmon. Next time…
Fritters alongside a plain old tuna salad, served in Belgium endive leaves, and some kale massaged with lime and sea salt. A simple, satisfying dinner that did not require a trip to the store. Goal accomplished yet again!
Sadly, the lovely lunch of leftovers I packed for today lost its life in this morning’s keys-in-the-car-for-4-hours-on-a-hot-morning debacle. So, I ended up with chocolate chip cookies for breakfast (I was not entirely disappointed… ) and this “veggie bowl” from the convenience store for lunch. Can you believe this was $6.65? It was totally plain–not even salt or anything–so I added a packet of Parm. This time, I was entirely disappointed.
I will not be locking my keys in my car again!
What kind of appliance do you use to make a smoothie? What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?