So far our summer has been pleasant, cozy, relaxing, and full of fresh and delicious food. We are enjoying temperatures in the seventies which allow for morning walks followed by breakfast on the deck.
We are getting accustomed to days without schooling, although Flynn requested we continue with some summer school! I am happy to oblige. Along with some hands-on activities and independent reading, I am planning on some review worksheets that will reinforce basic facts and comprehension. I am also planning on having her choose and prepare a meal or dessert from one of her cookbooks too.
Speaking of meals, we are enjoying some summertime favorites! Steve makes the best hamburgers on the grill. The best. He simply mixes ground beef with some Lipton Onion Seasoning Mix and water. Once he forms them, he indents each one in the middle with his thumb. This allows them to cook without shrinking up. I cut some garden lettuce, some fresh tomatoes, added some pasta salad, and we had a delicious summer meal.
Another delicious meal we enjoyed this week was actually prepared by Nicolas' Dad Peter last February. He made Chicken Curry when he was here, and put the extra in the freezer. I pulled it out the other day, Madison and Nicolas prepared the toppings and we enjoyed an amazing meal without the fuss. I should have watched when Peter was making it because I cannot wait to make it again! Madison assures me that she and Nicolas can make it for us. It is a delicious chicken and spicy dish served over rice. You can top it with pineapple, bananas, peanuts, cucumber, coconut, and tomatoes. So good!
We also went to a church Strawberry Festival this week. We enjoyed visiting and some delicious strawberry shortcake, the perfect June dessert.
And Happy Father's Day to this guy.
When I fell in love with him all those years ago, I could not have imagined the amazing father he would be to our children. The love, guidance, respect, knowledge, and fun he gives them every single day is a blessing to us all.
Finally, Happy Father's Day in Heaven to my father.
I miss him every single day.
Have a lovely weekend, my friends.
Enjoy with those you love!