Friday, June 20, 2008

Welcome Summer! (arrival time: 5PM today!)

What better way to celebrate the first moments of summer than a picnic in the park? Here's our quick and easy picnic dinner that seemed to satisfy everyone involved.

On the menu:
-artichoke skewers, breaded with a flax, bread crumb and herb crust, lightly fried, and served with lemon aioli sauce
-easy broccoli salad (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and a bit of italian dressing)
-just picked strawberries!

I literally had all of 15 minutes to get this picnic dinner together and it turned out, well, rather gourmet. It was truly...a walk in the park. So easy, in fact, that Zeal did almost every step along side me. He especially loved rolling the artichoke hearts in the breading.

And I apologize for the brief absence, and lack of cooking that has been going on here. I do have a good excuse. Please meet the newest member of our family, exhibiting him or herself with my swelling belly as I lay against papa (those are his gentle, loving hands) on this beautiful first evening of summer. Now in the second trimester, I'm finally in the mood to cook (and eat) again!

And the sun is out so long and so glorious now, that we even had time (after biking around, playing basketball, and a fair bit of swinging) to gather the supplies and return for some good old-fashioned root beer floats. Hello summer! We're glad you're back.


Beth said...

Congratulations to the whole family!

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