Just warning you, there are a lot of pictures today.
First, let’s rewind to Friday night when we went to pick raspberries.
This is turning into a yearly tradition for us. You would think that Brooke would be too young to be really good at this but holy cow… She nailed it. She was so good at picking the ones that were ready to be picked and putting them in her little bucket that was tied around her waist.
Utah people, you still have two weeks to go try this! I am pretty sure Brooke and I each ate a lb as we were picking (they tell you that you can eat as much as you want while you are out there) and then took a lb home for $2.50. The couple that own this patch are seriously the nicest people you will ever meet in your life.
It was a good night and now we want to live on a farm.
Fast forward to Sunday.
Megan had never had a turkey burger in her entire life until yesterday when I made her and her roommate come over for lunch to try one on a salad. The verdict was that she loved it. Spinach, turkey burger (pan seared… from Costco), avocado, feta, carrots, cucumber, almonds and TJ’s Asian Peanut Dressing.
I also made sweet potato fries to eat with our salads. I just chop up the sweet potato, toss them in olive oil and South Africa Smoke seasoning and bake at 400 degrees for about 35-45 minutes.
Next stop was to my parents’ house and Brooke was thrilled to see my sister. PS sissy is more than half-way done with her pregnancy! She is still running but having some SI Joint pain:(
Brooke says my sister’s name at least 40 times a day.
Chicken burrito/tacos for dinner.
And I brought THE BEST PEACH DESSERT THAT YOU WILL EVER HAVE IN YOUR LIFETIME.
Megan’s Life Changing Peach Dessert:
3 oz peach jello mix
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of sugar (she uses stevia or sugar in the raw)
1 tbs corn starch
2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 container cool whip
1 package of shortbread cookies
Cook water, jello mix, cornstarch and sugar together until dissolved (on stove). While that is cooling, peel and slice peaches.
In a separate bowl mix sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and cool whip together. Put shortbread cookies in a ziplock and smash. Spread 1/2 of the cookies on bottom of a 9x 13 pan, next layer sweetened condensed mixture, add peaches, pour mellow mix over top, pour remaining cookies over that. Put in fridge for 3-4 hours.
She also added to make sure to—> “Devour. Feel really happy. Sneak back for seconds or thirds. Call Megan and thank her for changing your life. Eat another spoonful. Go to bed. Wake up and eat the rest for breakfast.”
My whole family loved it and my dad made sure to tell me that this dessert was DEFINITELY blog-worthy.
Brooke asked for Minnie Mouse hair yesterday and I did my best to fulfill her wish.
GOOOO DEENA!!! Seriously, so so incredible.
12 days until marathon day. The taper continues (I ended with 41 miles last week and I will probably do about 30 this week).
Who else has a fall marathon or half-marathon!?!? How many more days?
Anyone have a birthday coming up? How many more days until your bday?
What is your favorite day of the week?
What is a food that is pretty common to most people that you have never tried before?