Cool Cucumber-Berry Summer Salad
Have a good weekend? I had so much fun I didn’t have time to blog! Well, I suppose half of it was work, but….work hard, play hard, right?
As far as playing went, Friday night I went out with a group of girlfriends (as did the rest of the town of Normal) and saw Magic Mike (ah.mazing, by the way. Ohhh Channing Tatum’s hips…) And on Saturday, I took the train up to Chicago to see the Cubs play!
Me and big bro, Mike
Our train was late TWO hours on the way up, but we still made the most of it and had a great time. Thankfully, it was on time on the way back home.
Also, thankfully my dad, who’s birthday we were celebrating, had a great time, too
Since my parents are usually Niko’s puppysitters, I had to look elsewhere. Luckily my friend Missy, who has a dog who is actually smaller than Niko, volunteered to help me out.
Mid-game (Cubs won, btw!) I got a text message with this picture. In her message, she wrote “they are FINALLY laying down.” I guess two pint-sized pups are a lot to handle I owe ya, Missy!
And yesterday, involved mostly work, but part of it was fun work, which I will tell you about as soon as I can!
Seriously?! It’s July?! When did that happen? Oh, right. Yesterday. Anyway, since it’s a new summer month and all, I thought I’d check in with how I’m doing with my SUMMER Bucket List:
Join a CSA and experience new vegetables (donezo!)
Go boating. I think it’s been since I got married since I’ve been on a boat! (soon I hope?)
Visit a zoo (ditto!)
Throw a backyard barbeque with all of my friends (need to get on this)
Take at least 4 weekend trips (uhh, 0/4)
Go to a concert (nope, but I will come tomorrow night!)
Have a picnic on a lake with Shane (done, but still more to come)
Dine outdoors more often (ditto)
Bike to uptown Normal for lunch or ice cream more often (dittttto)
Start (and carry through and finish!) a craft or two (oh yeah, this one..)
Read as many books as I can (slacking)
I’m slackin’! Looks I need to book some weekends away pretty soon here. Good thing I’ve got one crazy bachelorette part to attend (and help plan!) for one crazy BFF
I think July’s going to be one fun summer month!
Another thing I did this weekend was run to the farmer’s market to pick up this week’s CSA stash, ala item #1. In the bundle:
-turnips (a first for me!)
-baby lettuce and greens (a fave)
-a long cucumber
Of course, I had to use something to try out a new recipe right away. With that many fresh veggies in the house, I have to start eating them right away before they go bad! And since it’s Africa hot basically everywhere in the US right now, I opted for the cucumber to make a cool cucumber salad.
Cool Cucumber-Berry Salad
1 cucumber, chopped
3 tbsp. Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. honey
Juice from 1/4 lime (~2 tbsp.)
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
1/2 c. blueberries
Mix together the yogurt, honey, and lime juice. Stir in the coconut and fruit. Sprinkle and mix in the coconut. Eat like a salad!
I ate this along side my meal of mashed turnip (from this recipe,)and a grass-fed angus burger on a lettuce bun.
What a way to cap off a Sunday
Have a fab day, loves! I’m off to spin class, then working the day away.
What’s still on your list of “must-do’s” this summer?