Our trip was so wonderful. I had a great time introducing A to new people, new states, and new experiences. Some experiences weren't so well received (as you already know).....
But other experiences, he thoroughly enjoyed and will hopefully enjoy again and again over the years....
hammock swinging with Grandma
keeping cool with freeze pops at the 4th of July parade with Grandpa
note 1: should have tried the hat on before leaving home
note 2: relax, sugar police, A's freeze pop is unopened
note 3: moments after this photo was taken, I was hit in the face by a roll of toilet paper launched off a float. Not that I'm holding a grudge against the Rhinelander parade or anything.
dining al fresco
swinging in a park where his mom used to play with his Godmother Michelle
Since I'm lacking the brain power or energy to come up with any exciting tales to tell, I thought I'd share a very yummy recipe I tried out tonight. I'm a sucker for guac. Specifically, my MIL's guac. But since I've got no MIL guac, I had to try making my own. The recipe came from Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook, which I highly recommend for those of you with kids. Or picky husbands. I have one of each, so this book is a great way to sneak some nutrients into my boys.
1 cup avocado puree
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lowfat or reduced-fat mayo
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice (I used lemon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
(note: I think next time I'll just mash the avocado instead of pureeing to leave a little more texture)
(EDIT: duh! Forgot to add I also mixed in one chopped tomato. What's guac without the 'mato?)
In a medium bowl, stir together the avocado puree, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon or lime juice, salt, and garlic powder with a fork or wooden spoon. If not serving immediately, lay a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface and press with your fingers to seal out the air. This will keep the vivid green color from darkening. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.
Anyway, it was seriously yummers, simple, and fail proof for the novice cook (like me). I had to toss the tortilla chips up to the unreachable top shelf of the pantry after "sampling" the dip with a few chips, or I'd have totally ruined the steak dinner J is grilling for us.