Sunday, August 3, 2014

Recent Happenings {Florida Vacation and Some Tasty Eats}

Hello!  Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

Jay and I just returned from our last trip of the summer.  We spent most of last week at my grandparents' house in Lake Worth, Florida.  It was a relaxing visit filled with games, swimming, and lots of family time.  My aunt, uncle, and cousin from New Jersey also drove down with their two dogs, so it was great to see everyone and catch up.
The dog beach is one of the happiest places on earth!  There are dogs everywhere frolicking in the water and having the best time.  I would love for Wendy and Oliver to go some day...they would be in heaven!

Now it's time to get into back-to-school mode.  Boo.  Jay starts preseason practices on Monday, and I'll be shopping and working in my classroom to get ready to go back the following week. 

And so it begins...
On another note, I managed to keep my head in the sand (literally) all week about what happened on the Bachelorette finale.  When our little group finally got together to watch it last night, we were all surprised with who Andi chose.  We loved the ending, but loved the drama that unfolded "After the Final Rose" even more.  OMG, Nick!

Ashleigh made the best vegan dinner that I can't wait to recreate.  
The pasta was tossed with a simple, fresh avocado cream sauce (recipe here) with a strawberry walnut spinach salad and fresh baked bread on the side.  Delicious!

I brought along some of my favorite no-bake chocolate brownie balls.  The base is made of just three ingredients - dates, walnuts, and cocoa powder.  I blended them up and rolled them in some raw cacao nibs for crunch.  
And my friend Zenie made wonderful strawberry/blueberry shortcake.  
It was a perfect summer meal!  

Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. I JUST saw this post! Great post! Thanks for the shout out my sweet friend!


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