Summer has returned in all of it’s blazing glory today. Wow. It was H-O-T! Tonight, there was no way we were going to be doing any major cooking inside…so we resorted to our summer favorite fresh bruschetta made with tomatoes from our very own garden.
I mentioned to Punky this morning that my plan was for bruschetta tonight. He replied with an excited, “YESSSSSSSS!”
So, after a crabby long day at work, I got to be at home with my three boys, and I loved every minute (Ok, maybe not EVERY minute as I blew a small gasket when I couldn’t find my keys later this evening….)
How did I decompress after today…Hubby had the boys outside..and I began dinner.
Punky came into the kitchen and said, “Mama, me and you are the head chefs for this baseball team… Let’s get cooking, ok!?” Made me smile. I let him stir the tomatoes so they could then sit for a half hour.
While the tomatoes were sitting getting all YUMMIFIED, Hubby went out to grill the bread for the bruschetta. Punky and I decided to wash up some grapes. Have I ever told you about my thing with fruits and veggies? It grosses me out that they come from the grocery store and ya never know who handled them or what… so here’s our secret…
I am picky about a few things and one is serving grapes. I hate when the stems are still on, so I was showing Punky how to gently get the grapes off the stems and into the bowl. He worked so hard at this. Here’s the finished grapes in my bowl…I let the stems go, as he worked so hard and was proud of our little baseball-chef scenario.
After dinner, the kids and I walked over to see Punky’s 3rd and 4th grade friends play tackle football at Northland Park. Hubby cleaned up the kitchen. [Ok, in all fairness, my evening was not rosy through and through. This is where I couldn’t find my keys and had a small fit] 🙂 All part of my charm…
I love evenings like this…especially when Punky gets excited for some family time and gets right in there to help. I love that kid! And, don’t forget Kirby trying to get up to the sink to help to wash the grapes! Priceless. My two little angels.