Monday, June 19, 2006

Father's Day

Last week was our first week off from school and we were ever so slightly busy ;-) We went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, I took the girls and friends to a concert in the park in San Jose, some shopping and lots of back and forth between friends houses. On Friday we took off for a little Father's Day getaway with some friends.

We went wine tasting, played in the lake,

watched the US-Italy game in a pub - in short, it was a wonderfully relaxing weekend! I'd made the soyrizo and green olive enchilidas to take up for dinner the first night and they were a hit even with the chorizo eating crowd! The second night my friend made a pasta with a bunch of mixed vegetables. It was delicious :-)

When we returned home last night we were all hungry and here it was Father's Day and no special dinner planned! The girls and I went to the store and came home with veggie burgers, tomatoes and fruit. It wasn't a fancy dinner but it was good and by candlelight anything is special!

Tonight I think I will just make a big salad and some iced green tea so we can detox from the weekend!


KleoPatra said...

YAY! Nancy's back. Great to see you post, kiddo.

Gorgeous lake photo. Where is that?!!

I've never had chorizo, but I loooooove Soyrizo. Good stuff!!

How cool you were up in Santa Cruz. I *heart* Santa Cruz! One of my fave places to eat is over there, Saturn Cafe on Laurel Street... The Boardwalk is crazy but fun. I love walking from there down all the way toward where the lighthouse is... Just a wonderful area.

Candlelight makes everything better... dining, bathtubbing and just "being."

Guinnah said...

Isn't that a great looking lake - off in the distance is hubby and daughter in the canoe. It's in Arnold in an area called Lake Mont Pines.

The girls had fun in Santa Cruz - it's sort of like stepping back in time :-)

Thanks for commenting - I've been such a slacker!

funwithyourfood said...

Welcome back!
My Boyfriend LOVES soyrizo. We always have some in the house. Looks like you had a lovely vacation. Glad to see you again :)


primaryconsumer said...

Yay! I'm glad to see you back posting. Your weekend sounded really fun. :)

Ann Adamson said...

Nancy, your food pics always make me SOO hungry! And your recipes inspire me to want to go veggie - i think we might try it one night a week to start! Summer is a great time because there are SO many yummy fruits and veggies available.


sam said...

Stop! Santa Cruz, Arnold - you're making me homesick! ;-) Your fruits and vegies look so gorgeous. We finally get our farmers market produce starting this week - yeah!

Guinnah said...

Hi Teddy - we did have a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to our next weekend getaway (which is a surprise for the girls so I can't say where ;-) since they are sometime readers here...)

Howdy Primary - I thought of you yesterday, the lady at the produce store gave me a GIANT bag of ripe bananas when I told her I make "ice cream" out of them. I know you've had your trials and tribulations with too many bananas!

Hi Ann! I can't wait to see you!! Less than two months!!! I think if you don't tell anyone you're trying a veggie meal no one will notice :-)

Susan - I think the only solution is for you to come for a visit! It's been awhile now hasn't it???

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