So far today we have: woke up with a sleeping beauty type kiss- but the 3-year-old is definitely a wet kisser, and I was just pretending to sleep as to not foil their plan. We followed that up with a tickle fight, and then played with some toys. We went to the lake and played in the playground, then moved over to the beach for sand castling and “lake” making. Mud pies were made, and we were completely sand covered. We then proceeded to the lake for swimming and splashing. Swimming progressed to cannon balls and floating. More sand castles and mud pies. I applied sunscreen, but missed a few spots: I am I tiger; I have stripes. Also, swimming: man I am out of shape. I was wishing I had a life jacket too- huffing and puffing to the dock.
We ate hot dogs, and some very non-paleo cupcakes (the 6-year-old decorated them!!). More swimming, more sand, (I have sand EVERYWHERE). We packed up and came home for some quiet time (I did some work, lame). Then we helped wash and pit 20 lbs of cherries (I bought 20 lbs of cherries, peaches, blackberries, plums, spaghetti squash). We made a chocolate cheesecake as a vessel for some cherries (also non-paleo. I think I will need a new pancreas). We then proceeded to play Lego. Escaped to the back yard for more sand box adventures, sliding and car racing. Dinner, and then to the park. We played soccer, swings, and some spin toy that was intensely fun but made me want to puke. Playground, tag, and then the 6-year-old who loves to run did a couple laps of the park. We had a supermodel photo shoot where we made faces. Almost dark we went home for painting then a bath with “not too many bubbles”. They are particular, I didn’t know you can have too many bubbles. Then piled into one single bed and watched a movie on my laptop. It was a great day, action packed.
Now I need to sleep fast: the kids will be up early for more activities tomorrow!! Corn maze I think, and then the dinosaur museum the day after.
This salad is perfect for on the go: so many activities, who has time to cook? And we have 20 damn pounds of peaches to: can, and freeze and eat. Avocado Peach Basil Spinach Salad – enjoy! Have a great peach recipe? Leave them in the comments below. I’m looking for ideas!
- 1 cup sliced peaches
- 1 avocado (sliced)
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 or 5 leaves fresh sweet basil
- 2 tbsp. avocado oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
- On 2 plates divide the spinach, lade out like a nest.
- Fan sliced avocado over the spinach (half on each plate).
- Sprinkle sliced peaches over top (again half on each).
- Roughly chop basil and sprinkle over top, (you guessed it... half each!)
- Drizzle avocado oil and balsamic reduction over top.
- Add goat cheese, (optional) salt and pepper.