Finn and I flew into Charlotte on a 6:30 a.m. flight this morning. It definitely gave me pause to fly on September 11. It’s a date that so many of us will never forget.
My heart is full of gratitude for a long weekend spent with my family in Florida. We spent a lot of time with toes in the sand and sun on our faces. I’m happy to report that Finn is now officially a fan of the ocean…and the pool!
We bought Finn and infant float with a canopy and he loved it. He leaned back and floated around for about 30 minutes with no fussing. He was super chill and relaxed.
Another moment that I won’t forget from our trip….FINN LAUGHED. He’s been doing this half laughs for a few weeks where it’s kind of like an “aha” noise but on the beach yesterday he full out laughed and giggled multiple times. My heart melted.
For today, some good things that I have been eating lately.
Two eggs scrambled in butter, sourdough toast and fruit.
A grain bowl at Earl’s Grocery. It had wheat berries, faro and quinoa with kale slaw in carrot tahini, guacamole, roasted carrots and shaved radishes. This was really good.
Lots of turkey sandwich + chips beach lunches.
And a “doctored up” kale salad to which I added a whole avocado, roasted sweet potatoes and turkey.
Viva Chicken leftovers just keep on giving.
Homemade chicken parmesan. I cooked this for my grandmother one night when my parents were out at another dinner. Here is my chicken parm recipe.
Dinner out. It was Finn’s second experience dining out and he did much better this time! Minus a diaper blowout (we really struggle with the Huggies brand), he was an angel.
We shared calamari to start and then I had blackened gulf grouper with hush puppies and cole slaw.
Finally, my dad’s homemade pizza. His dough is so fluffy and light. I need to perhaps make that the next tutorial I do with him for the blog next time I visit.
My dad baked me a carrot cake and I ate it three nights in a row. His carrot cake is DIVINE. What I love most about it is that the cake part is really caky and tender. I feel like sometimes carrot cake can get oily/heavy but his is just perfect.
And for whatever reason, I was craving milk with my cake at night. I can’t tell you the last time I drank a glass of milk although I have been having whole milk in my lattes lately.
Pizza, carrot cake, parm, burgers? How can I complain? The last week was definitely full of delicious food.
What should come first? Pizza dough tutorial or carrot cake? 🙂
Do you ever drink milk?