Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chicken Chicken Bawk Bawk

Between not having many hours at work and being on summer vacation, this past week has been so relaxing!

I had my niece for a couple of days and we spent a lot of time in the sun. One of the days I went with her and my mom to Buffalo Park to walk around. When I went to pick them up, my mom had my niece in black sweats and a big jacket thinking it was cold outside! It was actually 75 degrees and sunny.
At the end of our walk we ate some oranges from the Farmer's Market and Alyla just devoured them. If you give her any kind of food, she scarfs it down and forgets to breath!
My mom had back surgery a couple months ago so I was happy to get her out of her house and in the warm sun!

Another day I had Alyla we went to the park with my best friend Annie. I had bought a cheap stroller for Alyla so we walked the mile or so to the park. The neighborhood is so beautiful this time of year as everything blooms and turns green!
The picture with the kite and the ones below were actually from another day at the park with Annie and Roxi. There were two guys on a tandem bike flying a kite together, it was so cute!
This past week has been perfect for parks with sun-baked fruit like strawberries, bananas and oranges.

I also picked up our CSA share for the week on Thursday.
It consisted of a bag of salad greens, 15 small red potatoes, a chili plant, 3 onions, 4 artichoke, 5 yellow squash, dried pinto beans, 4 sweet potatoes, and a bunch of chard.

I wasn't quite sure what I'd do with so many yellow squash since I still had three from last week, but I ended up making squash and potato au gratin. It was so delicious! I'll post the recipe of it soon.

To end such a great week, my husband and I had a yummy date at Picazzo's. We like to go there every once in a while for $5 appetizers. It was especially fun this time because we rode around on my new bike that I LOVE and we got to 'see' part of the solar eclipse!


  1. Aw what a lovely week for you! She looks so big!! I feel like it was just a few months ago that you had posted about her birth... guess not!!
    And I saw an awesome recipe on Pinterest the other day for lasagna using squash or zucchini slices instead of lasagna noodles. You should look that up and try it!
    And just out of curiosity, what are Picazzo's $5 GF appetizers?

    1. I agree, I can't believe how big she is! Every time I see her I think of her being born and how that was 15 months ago!!

      Know that you mention that recipe, I've heard of it before and didn't think of that! I'd probably like it best with zucchini though.

      Here's a link to their Happy Hour: We ALWAYS get the wings and the artichoke hearts, they are just amazing and we never get sick of them and it's a lot of food. Then we'll usually get a pasta to spilt and just water so the bill is only about $22! This time instead of pasta we got two half salads for ourselves.

    2. I think it'd be better with zucchini too.
      And wow, wish they'd had that when we lived in Flag! Or if they did, wish we'd known about it! Poor Ryan misses wings so much. He loved the ones at Grapes but we've yet to find any elsewhere. =[

    3. They are so good! I've found some seasoned wings that were GF in the frozen aisle at Sam's Club! They are super good, so maybe you can find some randomly at a store in Casper. I've started looking at things like that when I'm having a sad GF day and that I wouldn't think would be gluten free, but they turn out to be! (Like tater tots, taquitos, etc)

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    1. I'm not sure which brand...I got them at Fry's, but they were a non-generic brand so I'm sure they're other places. I'll look again when I go grocery shopping next!