Mid-September

Monday, September 15, 2014


We are already into the middle of September. It's hard to believe we are so close to fall, but also hard to believe that we aren't closer. There is hardly a hint of it in the air. This seems to be the never-ending summer around here. Not complaining. Though this weekend I found myself in the kitchen despite the warm temperatures. I have had several tomato plants grow this year. Ironically I have bought tomato starts for the last few years and haven't had a single tomato ripen. So this year I gave up and didn't buy any, but they just popped up all on their own producing a bounty of fruit. And for further irony I have found for the first time in my life that I can't eat tomatoes (acid reflux. boo!). So I have been giving them to my neighbors. This weekend when I was passing out my orphaned tomatoes in return I got salmon, a canary melon, a lime, and potatoes. 

I also found myself with a surplus of bread crusts lately. I have been cutting the crusts off of M+L's sandwiches for school, because let's face it, gluten-free bread just isn't that good. What's more is the loafs are teeny tiny and, at over six dollars a loaf, I feel the pang when I cut the crusts off which make up at least 25% of the 3 inch sized slices. So I've been saving them for . . . well, I wasn't sure what for. But coupled with my dilemma of needing to feed my children breakfast before school and my lack of desire to wake up and cook first thing in the morning, M+L and I made french toast sticks. Added with a little crème fraîche, cinnamon and maple syrup, well, let's just say there aren't any left for me to pop in the microwave this week for a quick breakfast bit. Next week. I already have a little collection of bread crusts from this morning. 

The rest of the weekend was good. A mix of preparing for the week and enjoying the weekend. Grocery store and Target trips (Target being one of Milo's favorite places), trying to get as many product shots as I can while we still have lots of sunshine, walks around the neighborhood, and lots of snuggles because M+L are still feeling a little under the weather from their cold. How was your weekend? 

9 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love this collection of photos, Christine. My very favorite photos are the ones that say home and happy life, and each one of these does that. (And of course my jaw dropped when I saw your PAPER target bags. LUCKY!) Hope your boys are feeling better. XOXO

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  2. I'm glad that the kiddos are feeling better because I've most likely caught whatever it is they have! Seriously though, already falling into a routine of three kids at school? Sounds like you're adjusting just fine

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  3. it's a bummer you can't enjoy the tomatoes from your garden, but how sweet is it to swap with friends and neighbors? the thought of such an "old-timey" tradition like that makes me feel cozy, love it. love these glimpses into your life lately too. way to make the best from every last scrap (helloooo french toast! yum!)

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  4. My weekend wasn't that good because I managed to catch a cold last week and I felt miserable for the entire weekend. But I'm better now (of course, the new week has started). I can not believe it's mid-September either. I'm saying thank you for the beautiful weather we're having.

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  5. Great job with the french toast sticks! I am ready for the fall weather I think - at least ready for no more 90 degree days. We've had a little cold too around here, so we kept it low key around here this weekend. : )

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  6. Here in Barcelona is still summer, and I love this warm weather.
    Your pics are really nice!
    xoxo

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  7. French toast sticks…that's brilliant and so happy the kiddos are doing well!!

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  8. french toast sticks??? I just had a little heart attack. why did I never think of this? yum yum yum :)

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  9. That is so genius with the bread crusts! I was never a "cut my crusts off" kid, but those French toast sticks are making me wish I had been! Think of all the deliciousness I missed out on! FTS are one of my favorite breakfast foods from childhood. Genius, I tell ya. xo

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