Good morning everyone!!
Father’s Day round 2 last night was great! We started dinner off some white corn salsa and chips, as well as Ben’s Dad’s favorite dip – whipped cream cheese + sweet onion and pepper jelly! Seriously, this stuff is insanely good! (recycled pic, I forgot my camera last night )
Dinner was cheeseburgers, fresh green beans and brownie & ice cream sundaes. YUM!!!! We had a great time and absolutely love hanging out with Ben’s ‘rents. They are also avid readers of the blog…so, hi family!!
You guys…it was 61 degrees for my morning Mom walk today!! It was suuuch a nice change of pace It was also the perfect temperature for a nice bowl of oats! I made some traditional, Banana, Almond & Coconut Oatmeal.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup each of oats, skim milk, water
- 1 medium banana
- cinnamon & vanilla
- toasted almonds & coconut
- drizzle of sugar-free syrup
This bowl had the perfect combo of flavors and textures. Banana + Coconut is always a winner in my book!
It also had a MOUNTAIN of toppings!
Now, last night, Ben’s Mom hoooooooked us up with a ton of fresh produce from Costco, so for lunch I took advantage and packed some of the incredibly sweet and luscious bing cherries she gave us!
I had been holding out on buying these at the store because of how expensive these are – but I’ve been hearing that the Costco prices for these gems have been relatively low. Stock up people!
Also making the lunch bag was a sliced Braeburn apple:
And a mixed green salad with 3 chopped, Compari tomatoes (also from Ben’s Mom!) and 6 raspberries. I am obsessed with raspberries and they are usually $$$ at the store. Yesterday I was lucky enough to find a whole container for $1.88 (!!), so I have to be very stingy with them in order to make the container last as long as it can!!
Aren’t these Compari tomatoes ADORABLE?! They are like miniature vine-ripened tomatoes and are the most gorgeous things ever!
So, good news on the ant front – the stream is definitely lessening and we’re finding more and more “not-living” ones…I don’t want to gross you out too much in the morning Thanks for all your comments about them yesterday. Not that I wish ant problems on ANYONE – but it makes me feel better that we’re not the only ones that have to deal with those nasty buggies!
Stay tuned this afternoon for the announcement of the winners of the Real Simple + PURE Bar Giveaway!!!
Have a great day everyone – 4 day work week for me this week!! How about you?!
Do you have any 4th of July festivities or traditions you’re looking forward to this weekend? Can you believe June is almost over?!