The Girls and a Recipe

I feel like I should rename the blog “Disappearing Act.” It’s not that I want to neglect it, its just “gestures at everything”. Life is busy and when time slows down we find ourselves with a new Netflix show or out at a new dive bar. Priorities people.

Since we’ve last talked Kaili turned a year older…8 YEARS OLD! Can you believe it?

She had a choice between having a birthday party or going to Great Wolf Lodge, she chose the latter. We drove up early on a Monday morning to stop at Crystal Cove for brunch and a game of tag with the waves.

 

With full bellies we headed to check in at the hotel. Great Wolf is an indoor water resort that the girls just love.

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We stayed two nights and despite a few health hiccups, they had a good time. They were  asking when we were going back before we even left.

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On Kaili’s actual birthday I made her a rainbow Unicorn cake per her request.

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We had a fun filled Memorial day weekend. Spending a day at SeaWorld and a couple of days in OC. The girls did it all and we were wiped OUT come Monday night.

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While the kids were away Shawna and I took an adult weekend out to where the weather was warm because this May grey-June gloom bullshit is really getting to us.

We returned sun kissed and ended up at the San Diego Margarita Festival. It was a really good but crowded time. I could put this on the calendar for next year. Join us!

 

The one thing that always remains the same is my love for cooking. A lot of good food has come out of my new(ish) kitchen.

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Lemon Meringue Pie
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Fresh Fettuccini
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Roasted Gaspacho
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Whole Roasted Snapper
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Panzanella Salad

One of the best recipes I have come across is this one, Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce. The only difference that was made was we didn’t add the noodles to the sauce, instead it was poured over the top, and the tomatoes were left out. It was absolutely delicious and I’m pretty sure I could eat it every week, why are scallops so good?

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