Everyone has a different relationship with cereal. I ate a lot of it growing up. Well, at least I tried to. My mom was the type to avoid buying sugary colored cereal. It wasn’t because of the high fructose corn syrup, the dyes or wheat. She bought us sugary cereal sparingly because whenever she brought home a box of junk cereal, we pounced on it like savages. My brothers would split a regular box of cereal between the two of them in minutes in the morning. Can you imagine how fast sugary cereal would go? All this meant for me is that I had to fight for cereal. If I missed the window, I didn’t have any. But I did know which bowl in the cupboard to use. It was one that looked small but was actually quite deep. I’ve always tried to fly under the radar…..
Today I’m the mom that doesn’t want to buy my child all the crazy sugary cereals mostly because I don’t want to deal with my son hopped up on sugar. I also stay away from cereal that have high fructose corn syrup and synthetic colors because I don’t see the point in them being in my kid’s cereal.
To follow in my mom’s footsteps, I am the mom who will randomly splurge my kid with something indulgent to surprise him. I like to give Cooper those moments of OMG WHAT IS MY MOM THINKING? At least that’s my goal- ha!
So, the other day after we spent the afternoon at the library reading, we came home and I treated Cooper to this cereal milkshake. Dessert before dinner? Mom was definitely having a moment. You gotta keep them on their toes!
We went to the beach yesterday. It was a last minute excursion because I needed to get out of the house and away from alllllllllllll the dishes I had to clear out of the sink.
Now, Casey isn’t a beach person like I am. Where he sees ALL THE SAND and how it sticks to EVERYTHING, I see adventure and a chance for me to clear my head.
He went out of his way to go to the beach because I needed an adventure, so I made up for it with this Quick Tomato Basil Pasta when we got home. An even trade for a beach adventure? Suuuuure. Why not? We’ll go to the beach like every single week now, right Casey?
It’s all the flavors of bruschetta stirred into hot pasta. No need to cook sauce! A #meatlessmonday dinner that’s #simple #fresh #delicious and can be pulled together in less than 15 minutes. Exploit tomato season and get on it! Or just make the tomato part and top it with crusty grilled bread and maybe some fresh mozzarella? YES.
Here’s what My Everyday Life- Week 28 of 2016 looked like:
Make a really big wish.
It’s golden here in CA. This is the season when I try to hike as much as possible.
This week I went on three big hikes.
The point where one neighbor liked a certain red.
This is Joe. I walk by his house a lot but I only just met him. I’ve always admired his hat collection and how he lines up his tools. It reminds me of my grandfather and how organized he was. I saw him pruning his hedges (also immaculate) and I went up to him and told him how much I appreciated his organizing skills and he gave me a tour of his hat rack!