Last Friday night I cooked dinner for my family at my parents’ house. Well, actually I made mostly everything at my house, then grilled the chicken at their house.
Grilled Garlic & Basil Chicken
When I got home from work, I marinated these organic chicken thighs (thought I bought chicken breasts-ooops) in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tons of minced garlic, 3 tsp fresh basil, and sea salt and pepper.
Coconut Basil Quinoa recipe adapted from here
- 2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans light coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 3 tsp fresh basil
- salt and pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, coconut milk, water and basil. Once it reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Add thawed frozen peas, salt and pepper to taste.
Spinach salad with chopped apples, carrots, and sweet peppers. I love these mini sweet peppers from Costco! Saw them on Allie’s blog. They have barely any seeds and are so sweet-so easy to chop up and add to salads and lunches for Joe and me.
My dad served up the ice cream! Chocolate with chocolate covered cashews-yum! Of course I went back for more like 2452 times.
Dear Steve and Sara, please move closer.
We all crashed my parents’ house again the next day. While the boys worked in the garden, I went on a little nature walk in my parents’ yard. They’re the ones that have instilled such a love in me of God’s amazing creation.
This is my favorite:
Like I said, the boys got that garden ready for another summer of the best produce. I think we’ll have the same as last year: asparagus that comes up every year, spinach, different kinds of lettuce, carrots, radishes, sweet corn(so sweet & juicy, the absolute best-we would go out and eat it raw), green beans, butternut squash, tomatoes, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something.
Sam and Joe pruned my parents’ fruit trees to let in more sunlight.
Don’t you just want to scoop up some of that dirt and smell it? Just me?
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter in its branches.” Matthew 13:31,32