It's almost the weekend! I can taste it, can you? We are headed to Louisiana for the weekend to hang with friends and family and feast ourselves on my father-in-law's famous crawfish. To say I'm excited about his crawfish would be an understatement...I literally eat more than every grown man at the table! There are a few things in this life that I will change my plans for and one of those is a crawfish boil...the other happens to be champagne. Just mention the word and I am there! One of my favorite activities on the weekend is brunch and I think half of that is the fact that I can drink mimosas before noon and it is 100% acceptable. And what's even better than that is a mimosa turned into a popsicle! My mimosa pops swimming in even more champagne are the perfect addition to your at-home brunch plans this weekend!
The weather has just been picture perfect lately and I know that means that the real Texas heat is about to be here in a matter of days, but for now it has been so lovely. We have been spending every second that we can outside in the sprinkler, at the park, blowing bubbles in the backyard...whatever! My boys and I love to be outside whenever possible and so I have been thinking of ways that I can get dinner on the table without having to make Parks come inside while I'm doing it! And since I love to grill, it's the perfect solution to dinner and in preventing a toddler meltdown. My grilled pineapple and flank steak tacos are simple, loaded with tons of flavor, and your whole family is going to love them!
Happy Monday guys! How was your Easter weekend? I hope it was filled with chocolate, friends, family, and maybe a little rest too! We had a great weekend spent playing outside in the sprinkler, hunting for eggs, and stuffing our bellies full of BBQ. I have however been battling a cold, and while it hasn't made me feel horrible, it has got me sneezing and my nose running like crazy. Whenever I feel my body starting to get sick or worn down I always try and rev up my smoothie intake because I can cram a ton of good ingredients into one drink! My citrus immune boosting smoothie is just the kind of drink that I will be sipping on all week long and I figured you might need it too
This week has already been a doozy and it's only Wednesday! Parks has all four, one-year molars cutting at the same time and poor baby has a low grade fever, stuffy nose, and is not his usual peppy self (aka he's cranky cranky). But who could blame him? Teeth cutting through your gums just sounds like an awful thing all babies have to go through...good thing we don't remember it! His appetite is down, which never happens, and we are both pretty exhausted from lack of good sleep and it's definitely weeks like these that I am so glad that I have a batch of my leftover cereal granola bars hanging out in the freezer for easy grab breakfasts or snacks for me and Parks!
As a mom there are two things I can't live without. Those things are healthy foods for my body to give me lots of energy throughout the day and delicious cocktails to keep me sane. I am always looking for easy ways to get as many nutrients in my body as I can without a whole lot of effort and of course I am always mixing up new cocktail concoctions on a weekly basis (because hello I have an 18 month old.) That's why I partnered up with Salad Power to create a delicious and healthy cocktail that is the perfect addition to you brunch this weekend! My spicy sriracha veggie micheladas are easy to make and so full of flavor that you are definitely going to want to try out Salad Power for yourself!
This week started out a little crazy because I had to finish all of my cookbook edits for Baby's First Bites (which will be released in the Fall in case you didn't know!) I mean, it's only Wednesday, but I am positive it should be Friday already. Do you ever have weeks like that? Well this week is one of those for me and easy is the name of the game for all things in the kitchen. I haven't had the time or the energy for anything but easy recipes and one of my favorites go-to's is the best house salad that you will ever make at home!