Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Burger Time!!!

Hey friends!!
I love a good burger and last Summer I made it my mission to create some fun burgers. Delicious burgers... with a twist. With Memorial Day coming this weekend and the official kickoff to Summer, I thought it was the perfect time to share my favorites.
I pulled together my top you can try a new burger every week for the next three months!
And I just want to throw in there that all of these are amazing without the bun! Put the burger on top of a bunch of greens and you can get all the great flavor without the carbs 😉
Now let's get grilling.....

Let's start with something everyone can agree on... tacos and burgers!
These Taco Burgers got two thumbs up from everyone around our table! And they are so simple....a simple dinner that everyone loves... I'll take it! 
Mix 1 1/2lbs of ground turkey with 2 TBSP of taco seasoning and form into 6 patties. Grill for 15 minutes. Now for the fun part! We topped ours with all the regular taco fixings... lettuce, tomato, salsa, avocado, black bean spread, shredded cheese. Ella said "It tastes just like a taco but it's a burger!"
So, so good! And easy to just put on top of a salad and skip the bun!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Something New for Your Family Table Week #17...Grilled Mediterranean Eggplant

Hey friends!! The weather here has been beautiful and I just want to grill something everynight! I am on the hunt for some great meatless options for the grill this Summer. 
This Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant was amazing and has such a simple ingredient list. Like 5 ingredients simple.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Favorites

Hey friends!! My goodness I don't know where this week went?? I feel like we were just celebrating Mother's Day and here we are ending the week.
So let's get to some of my favorites from this week.
As always I am linking up with three of my favorite blogging friends, ErikaNarci & Andrea to share a few of my favorites from this week.

We had a nice, low key Mother's Day.  I opened the sweetest homemade cards from the kids,we had a nice breakfast at home and spent the day enjoying the beautiful weather. Luke had a game that night and the boys took their moms out on the field and we each got a rose. I mean this picture of him taking my hand was the perfect ending to the day!
Love this boy of mine!

Ella had her dance pictures this week and well this right here is my favorite costume this year ( I have 4 to choose from!)
The dance is beautiful to watch too, as all the girls have black and gold fans.... I just love it!

 I took myself to the library this week and let me tell you, one of my favorite things to do is to wander around the library. Book stores and libraries I just love! These are the four books I grabbed. So many people recommended The Wife Between Us and I love Beatriz William and was excited to see her newest book there!

Straw bags seem to be everyone's favorite this season and I saw  this one at Target. It is perfect for a night out in the Summer! I love that it has the wristlet option and the tassels are adorable. It looks white in this picture, but is more of a cream/light tan in person. For less than $20 I thinks it's a great option for a Summer trend bag.

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The other night I made this Meditteranean Grilled Eggplant and it was amazing! It was pretty simple to make and I will be sharing the recipe here on Monday, so be sure to stop by to check it out.

Can you believe Memorial Day is next weekend??? I am so excited for the official kick off to the Summer season. I shared some of  my favorite red, white & blue gear for the family this week. 
Perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July parties.

We are off to dinner with some friends tonight and then we have a free Saturday!! Then back to the ballpark on Sunday.
Have the best weekend friends! See you on Monday, there's always room for one more at our family table.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our Summer Plans.....or not

I cannot believe we are just about a month away from Summer Vacation here!!! My kiddos have about 5 weeks left of school and all the talk around here is about what activities we are signing up for.
I have to be honest... I am on team no schedule for the Summer!
In my perfect world, everyday would look like this......
The school year is filled with scheduled things... school, homework, dance, sports, musical concerts, teacher meetings... by June I am ready to just take the day as it comes. I think my kids need that too.
Now I know some kids thrive on structure and would be lost without for them a scheduled Summer is just what they need.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Little Life Lately...........

Happy Wednesday friends! Here we are halfway through May and it's been a while since I have done a life lately post! So since I have approximately one million pictures on my phone from the past few weeks, here is a peek at what we have been up to.
We had a great weekend celebrating Luke's First Communion a few weeks ago.....
.........and then it was May!!
Any parent out there will probably tell you that May is crazy. I mean all the things happen in May! So we have had concerts and dance pics and baseball and a parade and a dance recital and a birthday and Mother's Day and we are just halfway through the month!! 
We started the month celebrating Paul's birthday. We went to dinner with his parents and that was about it. Ella & I were both fighting an awful cold and didn't have much in us to celebrate.
Luke was so pumped to get Paul a basketball shirt. If you see Luke he is usually in some type of jersey or sports shirt and he thought his Dad needed one too😉
Baseball season is in full swing... Ha!  We started with the town little league parade, which is always a highlight because....CANDY!
And we have spent lots of days on the field watching our guy play. This is the first year of all kid pitching and Luke has really found his groove as a pitcher.
We got the boat out of storage and it's now at the marina. That means this warmer weather must be here to stay! We can't wait to get out on the water!
The kids and I had a blast watching my sister Emma, at her dance recital. Her Michael Jackson costume was my favorite, as was her moonwalk across stage!
Ella had her Spring Concert and let me tell you she is one talented girl! She sang in the chorus, played the violin in orchestra and had a solo part on the ukelele!!
I am so proud of her for being so involved in the arts at her school. They have a wonderful music teacher and so many kids are part of the Spring concert. Love this girl of mine!
Luke has "a girl" at school... you know, one we hear about quite often. Well apparently a new boy joined their class and he told me he felt like his "girl" was drifting to the new boy. Yes, he used the word drifting. He said all the girls in class like the new boy. When I asked him why, he said it was because he comes to school with his hair gelled and wears fancy clothes. Fancy meaning golf shirts.
He said he need to step it up... and came down for school like this the next morning.....
Now I am not sure what happened in school... if he got his girl back or not... but he came home smiling. But he was back to sports jerseys the next day😉

This dog of ours cracks me up. She loves socks, has since she was a puppy. She has never really chewed on anything but has always had a love of socks. She will go into the hamper, and stick her head in until she comes out with a sock. She just mouths them.. I think she is looking for attention! The other morning I was getting ready and looked down to see this.....
She had collected all these socks from Ella's hamper, waiting for me to notice and then I guess got bored and fell asleep! When I got downstairs, she refused to make eye contact with me or acknowledge all the socks. This is where dogs just crack me up. Like she knows she is not supposed to get them and just avoids eye contact as if she has no idea what I am talking about!
We had a really low key Mother's Day and it was just perfect for me!
This week Ella had her dance pictures and this here is my favorite of her many costumes this year.
And that wraps it up for our busy start to May! 
Still to come are the kids field days, baseball pics and field trips!
Have the best day friends.
See you tomorrow, there's always room for one more at our family table.