Grandparents are great. Now that baby J is getting a bit bigger, we can leave a bottle and get out for the afternoon and we did just that yesterday. We attended a local artisan craft sale first, but were kind of disappointed by the stuff there. So we wandered around Westboro for a bit, popped into a knick knack shop called Heavens to Betsy, then drove down to Somerset and checked out an antique market, perusing everything from lights to tables and chairs, old frames, random decor bits. It was fun.
Then we decided to keep strolling down the way to our favourite Chinese food place. I dream about the hot and sour soup here. It’s velvety and searing, plump with tofu and chicken and mushroomy bits. So good.
We had a nice little afternoon out in the sunshine, and all four were having a little nap when we got home – Herman, too.
Now onto the first salad of the week! Tyler hung out with the little guy and I hauled out veggies, chopped, diced and mixed. I miss tossing together a fresh meal and we had this salad alongside some steak. Maybe it’s not the same – we eat at 10pm after bums are washed, jammies put on, and lullabies sung, or we shovel food into our mouths with one hand while one foot is pumping on the bouncy chair – but it still tastes great.
My stepmother made this salad for us a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been waiting to make it for us again ever since. Although there are a lot of random seeming things in there, it all comes together in a deliciously tangy weird way.
Lettuce (baby spinach)
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Honey Dijion dressing
Chop, combine, and eat!