We decided to make a quick trip home to KY over the 4th of July. We had the BEST time but of course the time went by too quickly! It was wonderful to be back with everyone; we are SO fortunate to have such a close group that loves and supports us! On Sunday we headed back to NC with teary eyes; but we look forward to having visitors down soon!! (First up - The Winebarger's in just a couple weeks!)
Best friends reunited!
New best friends!
Bowling on the 4th!
Quality time with my sister and nephews
A visit to Gillum's Sports Bar with Kelly, Baby Anna, Dusty and Brittany
Anna 1st Birthday!!
Our going away breakfast at mom's!
Whole Wheat Waffles with Strawberry-Black Raspberry Sauce
2 C. whole wheat flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 T. honey
4 eggs, separated
1 C. plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/3 C. skim milk
1/3 C. canola oil
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.
In a separate bowl, blend together the honey, egg yolks, yogurt, milk and oil. Add the dry mixture to the wet, blending thoroughly. Fold beaten egg whites into the batter.
Bake according to directions on your waffle maker.
Mom and I also picked fresh green beans from her garden on Sunday morning. I snapped them on the drive home so that they were ready to steam when I got back. It was comforting to have a quick supper from back home to make once we were back in NC by ourselves.
Sesame Green Beans with Tomatoes
1 lb green beans, steamed (from Mom's garden)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered (from my garden)
2 jalapeno peppers, minced (from my garden)
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup TJ sesame ginger vinaigrette
salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl - serve at room temperature or cold.