Yesterday Sela and I were flipping through cookbooks for inspiration and nothing was sounding good. She was in charge of dinner on Sunday and I was trying to make some sort of meal plan for the week. Not surprisingly, the breakfast foods and desserts were sounding the best. I saw a recipe for Gingerbread Dutch Babies in the Smitten Kitchen cookbook and I knew I’d have to give that recipe a try. This morning I whipped those babies up before church and served them with sauteed cinnamon apples, lightly sweetened whipped cream, and a drizzle of salted caramel. Typically we are rushing out the door so breakfast is even more simple than dutch babies, but today I didn’t care. We were a few minutes late but our tummies were happy!
After church, we were all grumbling a bit when Zig wanted us to get back in the car and go to the marina in Edmonds. After lunch, the boys starting to bounce off the walls and I quickly placed myself in Zig’s “get in the car and go” camp and off we went.
And as you can see by the above photo, we had a terrible time
Another hidden talent for Zig, the splits.
Of course I can make fun of Zig because every picture except one, I was still squatting like a fool on the log (I blame the photographer).
And my one and only off the log photo.
I’m much better at these.
Zig came up with this game on the logs. Everyone had to follow the leader as he navigated the driftwood. If you fell off, you had to go to the back of the line. I’ll tell you right now, Evan and I cheated, but we were happy to stay at the back of the line and let the other competitive ones duke it out to be leader.
Zig lost a couple on this jump.
Sela made it.
Rollin came up a little short…back of the line, buddy!
We let Evan lead before we headed home.
We found a see-saw.
We walked over to the marina and looked for sea stars in the water. There were lots.
We came home and Sela made this for dinner. Asparagus is not in season so she used cabbage, peas, and spinach as the main veggies and served it over jasmine rice. This selection was entirely her choice and it was so perfect for tonight. Everyone devoured it. Not a speck left. Good job, Sela!