Okay, so not all of today’s lunch was from the garden. I love having a garden steps away. My kids love it too. Nothing like walking over and grabbing a peach, bean or tomato while playing the day away. It’s also a great tool to teach your kiddos where food comes from. It doesn’t just magically appear in the grocery store or farmers market. My little princess talks to the tomato plants. She says hi ‘matos, love you. And gently hugs or kisses the plants. I can’t make this up. We had summer squash straight from the garden and cous cous with our dinner last night. My big guy liked it. Sauted with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
Today we had:
Cucumber sandwiches. I grew the cucumbers all by myself. And yes, I consider this a great feat, since I do not have a green thumb. In between them is a slice of cheese, a tiny basil leaf (again from my garden!) and a sprinkle of pepper. They were gone in seconds. I popped some popcorn the other day. I didn’t grow the corn, but I did get it from the farmer’s market. So it kinds counts, right? The kernels are purple, much to the delight of my Diva. The peach is home-grown. And so sweet and juicy. Both girls ate it first. We are down to our last 2 peaches. I thought I’d never see the end of them. I gave them to family and neighbors. The raccoons and birds helped themselves. I also made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on honey graham crackers. YUM!!!!
Here’s what the big guy got. No way in you know what he’d eat a cucumber and cheese……………
He got what I like to call “ninja salami” He’s really into Ninjago, so since the salami is on a sword (yellow his fav color!), I called it ninja salami. Come on, I know I’m not the only Mom that makes up stupid things to make her kid giggle. Gotta have some crackers and animal crackers too.
Plus some ninja grapes…………
And peanut butter and honey grahams.