Orecchiette with sausage and baby broccoli; steak salad.
Oh I just love this part of summer when everything is all relaxed but it's still not too hot. I am trying to feed us well because this time of year affords so many opportunities to eat crap. Summertime crap! So last night I made the orecchiette with extra broccoli, mostly broccoli really, because we needed something a little healthy after all the hot dogs and barbecue we've been eating. Because it's summer!
Tonight, the same concept: something a little bit healthy before we went to the fair. It was healthy, a lovely little salad with avocados, tomatoes, and leftover steak. But then we went to the fair and my family got limeades and funnel cakes and cotton candy.
I did not eat any of that. Ahem.
We went to the fair to see a Beatles cover band perform and it was so great! I want to post pictures but something appears to be wrong with that particular function on Blogger at the moment. It doesn't really matter; our pictures don't even capture Eli's reaction to seeing the Beatles onstage. All the boys thought it was awesome but Eli, who devotes all his three-year-old's intensity to obsession with the band, stood there watching, jaw slack, eyes huge and unblinking. He would not allow me to sing along (I suppose he's a purist). And then he didn't know what to do with himself so he climbed all over everyone and turned somersaults for an hour while these nice men in wigs sang their hearts out.
On the way home, way past bedtime, he told us a story about how the Beatles had to go home and take a bath and put on their pajamas except John Lennon would take a shower because he has a very pretty shower, and then they would read books and go to bed.