Like that for a title? Well that’s pretty much what consumed my Saturday. I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning, squeezed in a trip to the gym and then headed to Charlotte. As much as I need a weekend at home, I can’t turn down a weekend with my parents and my sister plus brother-in-law and baby Haines. Can I just say, Baby Haines isn’t much of a baby any more. She’s growing and becoming so stinkin’ smart.
I love that little girl so much my heart could explode! She’s so full of personality and really understands a lot. She’s also rather vocal. When she says “yes” or “no” – everyone in the room knows her answer.
Despite the rain on Saturday, we were able to grill. We also had a cider tasting. I had a pear cider a few months ago and it was one of the most delicious things ever. I was determined to find “it” so that my Momma could try it since she’s obsessed with pear jelly belly’s.
I bought every pear cider I could get my hands on and none of those are “the one.” Boo hiss. Oh well, we had fun tasting.
Maggie and Brad were in charge of the grilling. Momma had brought over some chicken thighs that had marinated in a mojito lime marinade from McCormick. You could taste notes of mint and lime but it wasn’t overpowering at all! And it paired perfectly with a fruit salsa that Momma had whipped up. I don’t think she followed a recipe but I know that there were strawberries, red onion, lime juice, cilantro and a smidge of EVOO in the mix.
On the side, grilled asparagus and red onion. Maggie also made some crock-pot mac ‘n cheese that I heard was awesome…it’s her new “go-to” dish as decided by Brad.
Such a great evening with the family! I can’t wait to see my sweet family again this weekend.