Hey guys! Sorry so little love this weekend! It’s been busy! And then yesterday I ended up having a great time, but everything we did was later in the day, so I didn’t have a chance to post afterwards. So here’s a quick run-down:
Fresh rosemary from the yard
And another try at pop-overs (with herbs!)
Some corn & avocado salsa (half from a jar/half home-made)
Veggie and chicken kabobs
A little bit of LOVE
Lots of work in the morning (very productive, considering I took the day “off”)
Then a beautiful hike in the most gorgeous weather we’ve had in months! It was 76 degrees with a slight breeze. Amazing!
We set off on Brown Mountain Trail
There were some regular cacti like this
But then there were also weird, trippy cacti that look like they’re straight out of Dr. Suess’ imagination!
Rocky had a great time
That is, if you ignore the fact that within the first 5 minutes he stepped on a giant piece of cactus that had fallen from Exhibit B, above. It was a whole dramatic ordeal that also resulted in Chris becoming impaled several times in his hand while he was helping with the extraction. We almost turned back. Almost. But the boys put on their brave faces and we went forward. And thank goodness we did because it was AMAZING!
This was like the stairway to heaven. The mountain was STEEP and it seemed NEVER-ENDING! It was rough there for a minute.
When we got to the top we took a water break and had some snacks that I had brought along: a little trail mix and a banana
Worth every step up that mountain-side!
When we returned home, there was some Sushi-Making to get to!
I had pre-chopped lots of veggies
asparagus, red bell pepper, carrots
Onions and jalapenos to be fried tempura style for a little crunch
Plus sushi-grade ahi tuna, avocado, cream cheese, sesame seeds & chia seeds for on top, and the nori, of course.
Chris started us out with #1. This is only the second time we’ve made sushi, and the first time was an entire year ago! It’s been way too long!
Rolling it up like a champ
We needed some celebratory bubbly (mine was “watered” down with OJ)
The finished product – just like pros!
And we even had cute little sushi plates with specks of wasabi (my FAVE!)
(Sorry I didn’t think to snap the pic on my first bite, so the plate is already soiled from previous sushi pieces)
All-in-all, it was an AMAZING time – EXACTLY what I had wanted and hoped for. Last year Chris surprised me with an entire house full of balloons all romantic-style.
We are NOT romantic people by nature. A hike is more up our alley!
And really, it’s not about what you do – it’s about who you’re with, right? And I love sharing the ride! Happy Tuesday, y’all! Hope your week is off on the right foot!