Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Wacky Weekend!
It feels like forever since I last wrote. I was planning to post yesterday, but my sister-in-law thought she broke her hand when she fell on a boat Monday and I needed to help her with the kids while she went to the doctor. Luckily it was not broken! So, I am a day late. I hope everyone had a relaxing fun weekend. The illustrator had to work, but he did take a little time to go out with the boys and I to the lake. We all got our fair share of vitamin D!


We ate your typical food for the holiday weekend. I actually made most of what I intended to make, but only had the light or time to take some pictures.

To go with our burgers, I roasted potatoes with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Baked at 400 degrees for 45 minutes on the Better Homes and Gardens baking sheet...they were perfect!



I love the pan. I used it to make lentil burgers...


and bake cookies...


I pulled out my copy of Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar for a quick chocolate chip cookie recipe, per Max's request...


I loved this recipe and the book is great! It's very easy to follow and read. I love that the recipes use ingredients that you have on hand all the time! The chocolate chip cookies are like soft batch cookies...YUM!



I had an amazingly fresh fruit salad! I am in need of so much fruit after being in the sun...


Most interesting find of the weekend...
Max found a fish in his pants after diving in the lake...


It was a dead fish. This was completely weird and bizarre...


We spent time hanging out on the deck...



I've been working a lot on recipes lately. I will eventually get my book done...eventually. I love working on it, but finding the time to focus is hard. I guess it's summer time, so I should just let it go. I will get focused when school starts back up for the boys. For now, I'm working on recipes and will eventually get them all organized!

I have a crazy day ahead of me today. I'm running around getting errands done and hopefully I will get back in the kitchen.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or eat anything great? Have you ever found a fish in your pants?

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 5:00 AM  
16 Comments:
  • At July 6, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Oh yikes, glad her hand wasn't broken. Glad you guys got in some lake time. Love that. Great way to enjoy time with the family. And I have been eying that cookbook.

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Blogger Melissa said…

    I'm glad she was okay. It looks like you had a fun weekend besides that. Yummy cookies!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Glad no hands were broken this weekend! That would put a damper on things for sure...I guess the process of finding out was probably a little bit of a downer in itself!
    The food all looks amazing. As usual :)

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Anonymous Cait's Plate said…

    Ahahaha - he found a fish in his pants?! That totally cracked me up! I would've FREAKED out if it were me!

    Those cookies really do look good. You can't go wrong with a delicious, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie :)

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    ooohhhh... my friend was looking for a good vegan cookie recipe or two for her bf's sister- I'm showing her this cook book!

    Happy Hump Day!!!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said…

    fish in the pants? he must have been swimming fast. hehe.

    Looks like a good southern HEALTHY holiday. I love that fruit!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Anonymous Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said…

    Looks like a great weekend! And you're doing great on your book. I know it.

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    Everything looks great, Sarena! I'm so glad that you had fun. :) I have never found a fish in my pants, thankfully. Hahaha.

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Anonymous Heather said…

    Bahahaha!!! OMG, Colin would have found it awesome to find a fish in his pants! Lol.
    So glad you're sis in law's hand is ok. That could have really changed your weekend!
    Enjoy your day!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Anonymous Holly @ The Runny Egg said…

    The reference to soft batch cookies -- I LOVE THOSE!

    A fish in his pants? That is something that I hope never happens to me. I'd be so creeped out!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Anonymous Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said…

    Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar = have heard great things about that book every where i turn.

    love the looks of your cookies!

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Anonymous Pure2raw twins said…

    hope your sister-in-law's hand heals fast

    we are having a hard time focusing on our projects too. hard when you just want to lay around in the sun :)

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 2:49 PM, OpenID katshealthcorner said…

    Haha, no, I've never found a fish in my pants. That must have been an adventure. :)

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Anonymous Lee said…

    I've never found a fish in his pants, but Jason found a snake in his underwear once. (That sounds bad!) He had this pile of dirty clothes on the couch and he went to pick them up and there was a baby snake in the pile. Yes, in my house. i'm still a little bit traumatized from this event.

     
  • At July 6, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Anonymous jess@HealthyExposures said…

    i would be pretty freaked if i found a dead fish in my pants, i'm not gonna lie! haha.
    such yummy eats for the holiday. i've been obsessed with "normal," white/red potatoes lately, on the grill!
    i'm glad you were all able to get some family time in :) and i hear you on the book - it is summer, so enjoy it! i know i keep pushing it, but believe me - i can so relate to just getting caught up in summer ;)

     
  • At July 10, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Anonymous Madeline- Greens and Jeans said…

    Oh my gosh, I had to laugh at the fish in the pants thing. I can imagine that happening to my brother and him and I laughing about it for YEARS. We are not ones to let a joke die.

     
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