Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed your middle of the week Fourth of July holiday.
Ours was quiet but nice. I took a quick trip to Metro in the morning where I squeezed in some treadmill walking, rowing intervals and a quick upper body dumbbell circuit while Finn napped and chilled at the front desk. 🙂 The remainder of my day looked like a Trader Joe’s run, a walk in the neighborhood and chilling at home.
Virginia invited us to have dinner with her family so Finn and I got showered and dressed for that around 5:30 p.m.
How cute is his little patriotic outfit? I snagged it on sale at Baby Gap and I think he looks so handsome and grown up in his collared one-piece! 🙂
I didn’t snap any pictures of dinner but we had some delicious homemade pimento cheese as an appetizer while we sat around chatting and then dinner was burgers with all of the fixings, a watermelon/feta/arugula salad and a corn side dish. We had homemade pound cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream for dinner.
It was the nicest evening and Finn was a good sport throughout! We were home and in bed before 9:30 where I hung out feeding Finn and watching a movie on my laptop. I had to blast the white noise machine last night so that we could all sleep (dogs included!) due to all the fireworks people were shooting off in my neighborhood.
Okay, I’ve got a collection of recent eats from six weeks postpartum today. I’m still eating intuitively and not following any sort of diet. My main concern lately is making sure I’m eating enough to support breastfeeding since keeping my supply up is a top priority!
I’ve actually been eating a lot of eggs lately, which y’all know isn’t my norm! Here’s two eggs scrambled in Kerrygold butter, banana bread and fruit.
This smoothie was so big it wouldn’t fit in a bowl so I poured it into a two-cup measuring cup. I have a tendency to get carried away when I’m adding ingredients to my smoothies.
More scrambled eggs with fresh fruit and half of an apple fritter.
Why only half? This thing was bigger than a softball! Apple fritters from The Donut Hole are my favorite so I had to be sure to get one while I was in Florida.
I’ve been eating a ton of peanut butter, honey and banana sandwiches.
And also as toast. I don’t know what it is about cheese crackers but I think they go so well with sandwiches, especially PB&J and PB&B.
Speaking of sandwiches, they definitely taste better when eaten on the beach. This one was chicken, avocado, tomato, provolone and mayo.
Here’s a lunch bowl with leftover couscous, half an avocado, tomatoes and a scoop of hummus.
Snack plate with avocado and chicken roll ups, cottage cheese and pita chips and fruit.
Burrito bowl with lettuce, rice, black beans, grilled Vidalia onions, corn, cheese, tomatoes, homemade guacamole and crema.
Baked salmon with a brown sugar mustard sauce, couscous and green beans.
The most amazing pork loin with peanut butter sauce over mashed cauliflower and steamed rice. I must put this peanut butter sauce recipe on my blog ASAP!
And finally, boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce, hush puppies and a warm potato sausage salad. Salad on the side. This was our dinner the last night I was in Florida and it was so good! I’ve been hit or miss with shrimp since pregnancy but these were the best I’ve had in a very long time.
Give me all the ice cream! I’ve been craving it like crazy on these hot summer nights and I’ve had a bowl almost every night for many weeks. This was Publix Cookies and Cream along with Haggen Dazs White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle.
And that’s all!
Tell me about your Fourth! What did you do? Did you watch fireworks?
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?