Sunday, August 8, 2010

...and we ate

We’re back from our last vacation of the summer, an extended weekend camping in the woods with my mom’s siblings and their families. The weather could not have been more perfect, and it was a weekend full of family, fun and lots and lots of food. LOTS of food. So the meals for this week are a bit of a detox after we feasting, grazed and nibbled our way through the weekend.

This year the star of the show was baby I. He’s 10 months old and just has got to be one of the sweetest, cutest children I have ever seen. See?:

When we weren’t all oogling over sweet I (side note: there are 8 grandchildren on this side of the family, 7 of which are boys!), we roasted some marshmallows:

Enjoyed the bouncing house that my aunt and uncle purchased a few years ago, much to the boys’ delight:

And ate. And ate. And ate:

Did I mention we ate?

And in response, our meals for the week:

Chicken Salad over Greens or in a Pita
Asian Pasta Salad
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Grilled Salmon, New Potatoes, Vegetable (whatever shows up in this week's CSA)
Greek Night--usually hummus, tzatziki, falafel, etc.

I leave you today with a picture of the recipe I’ll post tomorrow and ask you a question—

can you guess the very unconventional, but natural and healthful base of this recipe?

Any guesses? You'll get a big ole' gold star if you guess correctly!



Slacker Mama said...

Is it polenta? Hope so...I love me some polenta and I'm intrigued!

Michele Nelson said...

Yellow squash. A former co-worker makes a WONDERFUl squash pie!

Anonymous said...

I guess I can't guess since I know what it is. I am excited to try it.