What do you do when your daughter brings home a great big bag of cherries straight from Washington?!
You make scones!
At least that’s what my dad did. I guess the idea had been in his head all morning, because as soon as I returned from my 3 mile run with Maddie, he immediately asked if I was in the mood for some fresh cherry scones. I mean, did he really have to ask twice?!
He followed the recipe in his Betty Crocker cook book and baked a fresh batch of a dozen cherry scones.
They smelled so good straight from the oven, and they tasted good, too. The scones were dry, crumbly, and perfect. Great job, Dad!
On the side I polished off the last of my stowaway blueberries from Rainier and an egg.
Derek and I had a meeting with my aunt this morning regarding flower arrangements for the wedding. I took her to our venue, and it was fun to map out some of my visions in person. I think it helps to revisit the venue every once in a while. I know I was starting to get a skewed idea of the placement and size of everything – the visit brought me back to reality
After we wrapped up on flowers, my dad set out a sandwich bar for the fam.
Anything you could possibly want on a sandwich – he had it.
I built a roast beef and turkey hoagie with avocado, green onions, spinach, tomatoes, and spicy mustard. On the side I had chips, hummus, and some potato salad.
Derek and I began our journey back to Tampa sometime after lunch. By the time we made it home I was too lazy to do any grocery shopping, so I just threw together dinner based on what ever we had in the fridge.
Let’s see… I think there’s tempeh, onion, corn, brussels sprouts, carrots, and walnuts in there. I seasoned it all with some chili powder and oregano, then plopped two tablespoons of hummus on top and gave it a whirl. Derek coated his serving with a ton of sriracha and claimed it “not bad.” It might not have looked pretty, but it certainly worked for a filling kitchen-sink meal.
I dug into my Whole Foods goodie sash for dessert.
Lindsay from Whole Foods had informed me that these were the best cookies-from-a-box that Whole Foods had to offer. They were soft, buttery, and had the perfect amount of blueberry jam in the middle. I agree with Lindsay – the cookies are pretty top notch. I’d buy them again.
After jumping off the walls all day with her cousins, I think Maddie is finally worn out.
She loves visiting grandma and grandpa’s, but I think she loves her couch just a little bit more.
Maddie and I are on the same wave length. I’m about to go sleep in my own bed for the first time in almost a week and really looking forward to it!