Oh man. What a day. I am exhausted – and not just because of my early wake up call. I actually got in a 1.5 hour nap. I can’t say the same for my kids though.
They look so sweet an innocent, but looks are seriously deceiving…
No nap = a complete meltdown at Publix for L. You know that kid you hear screaming at the grocery store and you wish they would shut the hell up (yeah, don’t worry I feel that way too, it’s OK to admit it)? Today, that was my kid. Now, this isn’t the first time that it’s happened to me – it’s just the first time with L. Ahhh milestones.
Eventually a saint an employee came over and gave L a pad of paper and a pencil. The screaming stopped and so did the dirty looks. I wanted to kiss her (the employee).
When I got home the cleaning kick continued (I really don’t know what’s gotten into me) and I cleaned the kitchen and the floors (and then after dinner I vacuumed). It feels so good to have a (relatively) clean house!
For dinner tonight I made a family favorite — Summer Salad! I’m SO glad this salad is back in my rotation. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and I get both a healthy serving of fruit AND veggies. It’s certainly not original – but here’s how I make it…
- 2 bags of Lettuce
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cup of strawberries (diced)
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 2 mangos (chopped — and thanks to Christine, I finally know how to chop it properly!)
- 3 cans of mandarin oranges
- 2 cans of pineapple tidbits
- 1 avocado (chopped and on the side)
- 1 bag of southern fried chicken – precooked (I know, not super healthy – but in moderation it’s not too bad!)
Chop the fruit/veggies, microwave the chicken, and throw everything together in a bowl. Serve with your favorite dressing (tonight I tried Marzetti Simply Dress Balsamic – it was really good!)
It makes a HUGE salad — perfect for leftovers!
So what’s in your favorite salad? Do you go through cleaning kicks like me? Hope you had a great weekend!
My internet has been giving me problems all night. Let’s hope that this posts! *fingers crossed*