Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Goodness

Summer is in full swing here. It's crazy. And hot. And hectic. And busy. Here are a few things that have been keeping us busy.

Snacking on blanched green beans. Yum. (Plain or with salt or with lemon juice or with basil mayonnaise or with ranch dressing. Can't. Get. Enough.)

Making homemade peanut butter with the kids. The shelling of the peanuts was the most fun, unless you asked Taylor. We I sang Found a Peanut at the top of our my lungs until we I got stuck after "ate it anyway." I remember the story line, just not how the words fit into the song.

Little hands shelling nuts and little hands eating nuts.

Jammin' to the kids songs on my ipod.

Walking on pavers as Daddy works.

Loving vintage Pyrex given to me by a friend from church. Thanks, Kat!

16 comments:

Karyn said...

It all looks like so much fun! (except for blanched beans) :)

Have a super weekend!

jessi said...

Those green beans look delicious! Oh how I wish I could reach into my computer and get one!

Heidijayhawk said...

i adore green beans in every way this time of year. sounds like you guys are having fun over there!

Emily said...

Blanched beans as snacks! what a lovely idea! Will steal this idea and make healthy snacks for work!

Love the green pyrex!

Enjoy the weekend ahead. and dont forget to post pics of the peanut butter before its gone! and a recipe please if you can!

miss chris said...

Love green beans. Esp with lemon juice. Yum.

Spenser with your ipod. Ack. She is such a cutie.

amandajean said...

have you tried green beans with olive oil, salt and pepper? yum-my!

beki said...

It all looks like fun to me!

Tori said...

Hmm, sounds like a fun summer day!

So how does that peanut butter turn out?

Tonya said...

We love blanched green beans here, as well! I will blanch them to put them in the freezer and leave them out to cool off. They never make it to the freezer, everyone eats them first lol

laeroport said...

I'm snacking on snap peas over here. Can't.get.enough.either.

And thanks for the earworm. Have a great weekend.

Katkat said...

I'm really glad you liked the dish I was wondering what it was called. Never made homemade pb looks like fun.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh fun! Can I come eat beans and make pb too? You are serisouly such a creative momma!

Speaking of pb- I just this am tried cashew butter for the first time. I've seen it sold next to the regular pb but it's expensive of course. Curiosity finally got the best of me and I have to say, MMMM. I ate it on a banana but after I buy apples at the farmers market tomorrow, I am pretty sure it will be my go-to snack this summer on apples.

Emily said...

Just have to share! Lovely words from this post of Lera's and the wonderful comments from her fans!

Peanut Butter and Earworm!

Things I have not thought of for sometime!

kirsten said...

sounds nice. today was the first 'real' day of summery-weather, if you can believe it! last week we had highs of 59 or 60 for several days!!!
love that pyrex!

Melanie said...

Love the pyrex and Summery fun Lera. What is the name of the pyrex design? I've not seen it before. All Pyrex items on ebay have become so pricy in the UK- must be trendy here too. :-)
Have a happy Father's day!

Gail :) said...

What fun! Love the beans, and homemade peanut butter! I love your pyrex too, my sister beat me to the exact same piece at the flea market $2.00!!! Oh well I still get to enjoy it :)