june in full swingPosted: June 27, 2011
Not only does June hold the date of Elle’s birth, Father’s Day and me and Kurt’s anniversary, but my Mom and his Dad have birthdays just one day apart. June is PARTY TIME around here! We’ve had eating out, BBQ-ing, desserts and gifts coming out our ears and it’s been fun fun FUN!
We got to celebrate JoJo and Grandpa this week!
We are so blessed with parents who are so active in our lives. They are always around to grab a quick cup of coffee or a beer. To go shopping or to Fudd’s. To talk or email. We do not question for a single second that these 2 parents of ours would be, in a seconds notice, wherever we invite them to be. We love you Jo and Dad! Happy Happy Birthday!
Love, Dani and Kurt
On the food front:
I LOVE summer BBQ food! Inspired by my favorite current appetizer at Savoy, we grilled up some bread with olive oil and sea salt.
Kurt (yes Kurt!) made Hummus. Garbanzo beans, olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and paprika on top.
I diced grape tomatoes, pecorino romano cheese, salami, baby bell peppers, red onion and kalamata olives then dressed it in this Giada De Laurentiis red wine vinaigrette.
It was good. So, if you invite us to a BBQ this summer you’ll likely get to try this one 😉
Looking for a yummy, hold on – YUMMY – dessert? Head over to Farina for some Butterscotch Budino. A delicious, not too sweet butterscotch pudding with caramel sauce and a little sea salt crunch. SOOOOO not my usual dessert craving but after my courtesy bite, I could not stop my spoon from diving in again and again. While you’re there better try the Chicken Cesar Salad (a special that was so good I think I’ll call in to the owner this week and beg him to put it on the menu) . . . it had the most AMAZING croutons, herb rubbed chicken and avocado. If you have room after that, maybe throw in a Carni Curate Pizza (well, if you really really like meat).
Can anyone tell I’m hungry this morning?
She got it! We’ve got a toddling walker. One month from her first step and she pretty much prefers walking over crawling. She falls a lot. She cries a lot. But when she has a good run she is oh-so-proud of herself! 🙂