We are headed to the beach early tomorrow morning. We are so excited. It will be the boys first camping trip as well. We are camping at a beautiful national seashore and also going to a sand sculpture festival. We are taking Zeke aka the Zekester. He is such a good dog and he will have fun chasing the seagulls. I am busy today making food for our trip. We will be roasting tofu pups one tomorrow night to make hotdogs and portabellos and corn Saturday night for dinner. And s’mores. Oh how I love s’mores. Since the invention of vegan marshmallows, s’mores have come back into our lives. Hee hee.
Here is a picture of one part of the beach at the seashore. It is home to the Kemp Ridley sea turtles. They lay eggs on a protected part of the beach and the hatchlings go out to sea. I hope to one day be there when the hatchlings are walking on the sand to get in the water. I know the boys would love it and it would help them learn about these beautiful creatures and why we need to protect them and their habitat.
(pictures from nps.gov site)
Here is a recipe for a simple and tasty pasta salad. I made it to take to the beach. So tasty.
Creamy Artichoke Heart Pasta Salad
1-12oz package pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
1-7.5oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
1/3c sundried tomatoes, sliced
1t coarse black pepper
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
juice of half a lemon
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Place in the fridge and chill.
Last night for our co-op meal we were served a white bean Tuscan soup with garlic bread and baked apples for dessert. It was very tasty and we were given a ton. So much I put some in the freezer. Yay for leftovers!
I am posting a picture of plate of kale. Some of you might think this is strange, but really it is awesome. This is two bunches of kale I harvested from our garden. I sauteed it in a little olive oil and sprinkled it with sea salt. It was perfect. I love our little garden.
Well I am off to pack and get things ready for the beach. I hope you each have a lovely weekend. Look for pictures on Monday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys