July 27, 2012

A conversation about aging

McKlayne, who had some leftover strawberry on her forehead, was eating her snack.

Asher: What's that on your forehead? Are you bleeding?

McKlayne: Nope, it's probably just a pimple.

Asher: A pimple? Oh dear!

M: Yep, I've got them all over me....even some on my cheeks.

A: It's okay, I've got some under my chin. Just happens as you get older, I guess.

M: Sure does. Must mean I'm getting married soon.

July 23, 2012

Strawberry Summer Salad

My dear mother came up with this salad when I was "vacationing" at her house-- a "vacation" from cooking and cleaning my own. I never would have thought a strawberry-avocado combo could taste so good, but I think it's the blue cheese that brings it together just right. This is refreshingly light and tasty dinner salad...perfect for when the Texas heat reaches 108 unbearable degrees. Or even when it doesn't.

Strawberry Summer Salad
Chicken (I like this recipe.)
Raw Blue Cheese (There's nothing quite like raw blue cheese.)
Red Onion

With a bit of
Maple Dressing:
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon italian seasonings
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
3/4 cup olive oil

July 20, 2012

Brown Eyed Girl

After the pool one day this week. 

"Take a picture of me, Mommy."

"You got it, Beautiful."

July 13, 2012

Just like twins

McKlayne: L and I are going to be twins today. I have just the perfect plan.

Me: Umm,okay...I can't wait to see this perfect plan.

A little while later she comes out in full costume...

McKlayne: Look, Mom, now we both have our Minnie ears. We look just like twins.