Monday, July 18, 2022
Time needs to slow down! Ok, now I only have two weeks left of summer! Yes, teachers are quite possessive of their summers! And, I am a bit salty because we are starting earlier in August than we have in years. Why???? I am linking up with Holly and Sarah for Hello Monday!
So, Friday I got ready for my fun Saturday plans. Every year my sister and her husband boat from our hometown up river to Louisville. I decided to make my Aunt Judy’s veggie pizza and fruit pizza.
I used two of the Crescent Roll sheets and baked them plain with nothing on them. When they had cooled, I put garden vegetable cream cheese on half and vanilla frosting on half. Then, I used carrot shreds, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomato. I think you can also add shredded cheddar cheese.
For the fruit, I used canned mandarin oranges and fresh blueberries and strawberries.
They are both so good!
I went back to Whole Foods and got the vanilla frosting mix and it is equally as good as the chocolate mix.
I also got stuff to make Hawaiian bun sliders and their pretzel bun sliders with turkey, ham, gouda, and cheddar.
So, we had reservations for our anniversary dinner Friday, but my sister and her husband came by boat Friday, too! So, we postponed our dinner to hang with them. First stop, a drink at Captain’s Quarters…
Then, we boated to Cunningham’s and had spinach queso…
and I got onion rings and fish. All the fried foods!
Seriously discussing the menu…
After we said goodbye, Tom and I were so full but we walked Ernie and that helped.
Saturday morning Tom worked with our plumber to put in our hall bathroom bathtub and put the pipes where they needed to be. We were not going to start this until after J and M headed back to the dorms, but I guess Tom was motivated to get started. We need to order fixtures, tile, and the vanity, but our vision is exactly our dog wash in our mudroom. We have lived with it for two years plus and we love it. Easy!
As a reminder, this is our dogwash:
So, that is our inspo and we are going to paint the walls Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray because we have a ton of paint left and because we like it.
So, the plumber left and we headed out on the river. The sky was gorgeous!
And, bonus, because my other sister had traveled to our hometown and she came, too. This is a blurry picture of them not waiting for me to start the party:
My brother in law waiting to help us anchor:
Molly and Tom:
We got out all the toys!
I brought the hot pink cooler Kate gave me for my 21st birthday – Can you see it on the inflatable dock?
The day went by so quickly and I was sad when they had to head back…
Sunday morning, Ernie jumped in bed for a cuddle – with Tom, his favorite…
He’s even laying his head on Tom’s pillow – Ha!
Sunday was overcast and I read and had my coffee and then it started raining and I moved to my covered patio…
Just started this and it’s really cute so far!
Is there anything better than a rainy, lazy day at home?
Then, I did some meal prep – birdballs! Ground turkey meatballs is what that means. You can also do ground chicken or a mixture.
And, I made another batch of freezer jam, but this time I split the pectin between raspberry and strawberry. We will see how this batch turns out. I bought lower sugar pectin this time.
Then, I met Erica at a Mexican place to hear about her recent trip. We ate so many chips with salsa and queso. Getting back on track today…
So, that was my weekend! What was the highlight of yours?