A busy family's quest to be better prepared to eat on a budget while thinking about the food that they put into their bodies.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Beautiful Weather/Beautiful Food
Ah, Victoria! Thanks for bringing us the summer weather in May. We took Charlie to Cadboro Bay/Gyro Beach. He's an odd duck, and seems to feel no cold, so he kept walking into the water fully clothed. The finale was when he walked into the water, sat down, and started playing.
We had no extra clothes, no extra diapers. Luckily, we were headed to dinner at the in-laws, and Grandma always keeps spares. But he still had to have a naked car ride there!
Once there, he took the opportunity to do some more pantless gardening. Norm, the dog, took the opportunity to do some unhindered baby-bum-sniffing.
Matt's parents made dinner and plenty of it. There were a lot of things to choose from (and I remembered to snap pictures for once).
Matt's dad barbecued some steaks. He remembered I like mine rare! The steak was a little much for me though, probably 10 ounces or so, and I couldn't finish it even though it seemed like a great cut (but what do I know about that?).
The other sides including fresh bread, carrots, mushrooms, green beans. coleslaw, and these potato/sweet potato thing that Matt's dad makes that are really special.
For dessert, Matt's mom made strawberry shortcake--as in, actually made the cake, not just bought those cup things. It was awesome! If I hadn't had eaten so much steak, I may have had more!
Charlie also ate some of the chocolate cake he brought Grandma. But what happens at Grandma's, stays at Grandma's.