|Splash Park was hopping!|
I started breakfast, oatmeal, and cooking the chickpeas. I found out that we had a ton of coffee left from the day before, so we made iced coffee for breakfast. I served the girls and Ralph their oatmeal. I discovered that I had forgotten to put tahini and parsley on Ralph's grocery list last week. I didn't even know what tahini was. I learned early on in the life the art of substitution in cooking. I learned this from my mother as I was constantly asking to make things that we never had the ingredients for. Mom would just say, "Use xyz instead," and I would. Most of the time it turned out great. I decided to Google tahini and found that it was toasted sesame seeds pureed with sesame oil. I whipped up a quick batch of that. Now on to the parsley problem. I could used dried. Then I remembered we had this lettuce from our CSA that sort of resembled parsley so I used that. I made the green goo (that is just so fun to say!). Sat down to eat my oatmeal now that Ralph and the girls were done.
|Fun in the sun!|
Did I mention that I was working around several days of dishes? The sun has been shining here and we have been so busy chasing it that we have completely neglected the house! After I finished my breakfast, I finished up the hummus. I threw everything into a cooler bag. Ralph threw some Naan from Costco onto the grill while I rounded up the girls. We wrapped up the Naan, added a bowl of strawberries and every body's water bottles into the bag. We walked away from the dishes and went to play in the water.
|Enjoying yummy Naan and Hummus with Green Goo|
That, my friends, is cooking at our house. Multiple substitutions and Googling necessary. Dirty dishes. Breakfast gone cold from multitasking. However, the hummus was excellent! The "Green Goo," awesome! It totally made the hummus. I don't even like hummus. I thought maybe if I made it that it would help. It seems it did!
|LOVE this face!|