Monday, July 7, 2008

A Midsummer's Day Post

The Sweet Pea Family takes in a very wet, rainy parade (but we don't let anyone rain on our parade)...

...and the Sweet Peas are happy due to the copious amounts of fire trucks.

What is it about the feeling I get the week after the 4th? I always feel as though the summer is just about half over and is quickly waning. I know, I know, anyway you slice it, the summer is still coming on strong. Perhaps it is the fact that all the swimsuits are on sale and before we know it there will be advertisements for 5 cent folders, glue sticks and other back-to-school commodities. Or perhaps it is because at this point most of our summer weekends are scheduled and already spoken for. Or perhaps it is just me and one of my quirks?

The Sweet Pea family soaked in a wonderful three day weekend. SPH was away for several days last week and it was the first significant chunk of time where I flew solo with both kiddos, unassisted. I have to say, it went very smoothly, but I was very, very glad to see SPH return.

I was even more excited about SPH's return when he made these for me Saturday morning while I "slept in," if you can call sleeping until 8:30 sleeping in. My guess is if you have kiddos, you know the luxury of sleeping past 8. Anyway, SPH used our family pancake recipe and added slices of bananas in them. Oh. my. goodness. These were fabulous:

I am not a huge banana fan, but the ultra-thin slices of banana actually caramelized as they cooked, making them taste divine.

So after an extra day of weekend time, we're ready to take on the new week. Our meals for the week:

Lemon Cashew Couscous Salad (a family favorite I will post later this week)
Layered Taco Salad
Spinach Salad
Chinese New Year Dinner Wraps
Grilled Indian Chicken (using a Trader Joe's marinade), Naan and Curried Chickpeas

Have a great week,


Slacker Mama said...

I know what you mean about the summer. Especially this year, since our vacation was over by all seems downhill from here!

We're flying by the seat of our pants in Slacker-land dinner-wise this week. Tilipia tonight...some chicken dishes (tacos, grilled, etc) and maybe a homemade pizza as well?

Deep in the Heart said...

Those pancakes look delicious!

We're doing turkey sausage and saurkraut, turkey tacos, and grilled pizza. The family leaves Friday - sniff - and I'll head out with my mom for a weekend of shopping WITHOUT THE KIDS!