Vacation is all over. I wonder why they go by so very fast. We did have a wonderful time though. We wrapped it up with our Sunday at Balboa where the kids went parasailing. We couldn’t go on the boat with them so I only have the shot of them pulling away from the dock. All three went at once with Abbie in the middle and they all came back smiling big and said it was lots of fun. Abbie actually wished the ride could have been longer.
Yesterday back to the grind. I got up early met my pals for our morning workout. I had proclaimed Monday as meatless a few weeks ago so yesterday my oldest, his girl and I went shopping for our dinner. They thought a nice meatless Mexican themed meal would be perfect. Maddy made the salsa homemade and it was full of flavor and if you like spicy, it was for sure spicy and so very good. I made the cowboy caviar or as Joyce calls it Texas caviar (either way…it’s amazing) we used Maddy’s mom’s recipe because this is something they eat on a regular basis and I had no idea in fact I had the hardest time even locating black-eyed peas, I finally asked at the third market where I was told it was a canned vegetable. I was looking in the beans…. I guess I should have known better? They look like a bean to me even though they are called peas. But I suppose they really are peas? I still have no idea. I should though considering my mom sort of raised us on them and also I like to cook up a batch on New Year’s but I start from dry bean…. Or is it dried pea? My pictures were taken in a rush and with my iPhone so I’m a little disappointed in that part but the meal itself was very good. Just good old bean burritos with lots of fresh toppings, lettuce, the homemade salsa, no cheese for the vegans but Dylan and Dad couldn’t have a burrito without it. No meat. Yes! No cheese. No. Don’t mess with their cheese. Austin made homemade guacamole; we had olives and chips to dip into the salsa or the cowboy caviar. I could eat that stuff by the spoonfuls and it’s all pretty good stuff for you.
the cowboy caviar that I will for sure make again and again, thanks Joyce for the suggestion
I’m disappointed in my progress with my healthy lifestyle journey but remember I have a problem with this instant result kind of world. I expect my body to do the same. Patience and persistence. My two big P words to focus on this month. Not giving up. Nope I’m not. My good friends keep reminding me of it being a lifestyle. I have made much better choices with water over soda and sometimes salads with oil and vinegar type dressings but I did eat those fried cookie dough balls at the fair and I have dabbled in some not so righteous food here or there. If I can get healthy and still dabble than it’s not all that bad. Cause I’m not giving up sweets. I’m NOT. I’m just a little stubborn.