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First, Sunday started off with my go-to breakfast: cocoa banana oatmeal! (You can’t go wrong with a classic, right?)
And because I wasn’t very hungry for lunch, I made a quick smoothie on my way out the door (not being hungry is very unlike me, but I think after a week my stomach has finally picked up on the fact that we are no longer training for a half ironman).
Peanut butter and banana smoothies are my favorite! Get the recipe here.
Last Sunday we got together to celebrate Mother’s Day. Yes, I do know that Mother’s Day was a few weeks ago, and no, I am not a terrible daughter. My brother and sister are the terrible children who were in college and were not able to make it home to celebrate ON actual Mother’s Day (just kidding about the terrible part, I love you guys!).
Anyway, we celebrate Mother’s Day when we want to celebrate Mother’s Day, mmkay?
Dinner was AH-MAY-ZING. Can you say, mountain of shish kebabs?
Okay, not really, but a girl can dream, right?
I seriously thought I was dreaming when it came to dinner, though.
Dad’s famous fried rice, grilled corn, dad’s famous deviled eggs (my dad is an awesome cook, so many of his food items are famous;), and grilled BBQ shish kebabs with zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper, yellow pepper, tomato, onion, and chicken. Sooo good.
And I got so excited to take a picture of my food so I could eat it that I forgot to include the mango chutney in the picture.
Dessert was fresh-sliced watermelon–yum! It was my first watermelon of the year (and I may have
demanded politely requested that my dad have one if we were going to have a cookout). What is a cookout without watermelon?
I had a great time hanging out with the family and barbequing and eating dinner out on the deck.
Also, my dad sent me home with leftover kebabs, rice, and watermelon. Does life get any better than great food, leftovers, and family time?
What is your favorite cookout food?
Do you have any BBQs planned for the holiday weekend?