Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend Recap - Birthdays!

Hello! I hope your Monday is treating you well. I will admit, I'm a little tired this morning. We had a weekend full of celebrating birthdays. It didn't seem like we did that much, but it all adds up!

Friday night we went to my in-law's house to celebrate my sister-in-law's 22nd birthday. They have an above ground pool in their backyard, so we took advantage of that! It was pretty warm here, almost 85. Emily really enjoyed swimming with her aunts, or more like hanging on to them for dear life.

There was an incident with a floating pool chair in which Emily flipped over and ended up in the water. Although she didn't cry or anything, it's probably safe to say that she won't be putting her head under the water any time soon.

Other than that, the evening was great! Grilled chicken, ice cream cake, and lots of good laughs!

Saturday we started harvesting some of our garden crop. Mostly carrots right now, but also a couple green onions. I need green onions like I need a hole in my head, seriously. We've also been getting them from our CSA, and I can't ever seem to find a way to use them!

Sunday was the epic long run of 15 miles. I'll tell you more about it in my Friday post. I survived, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

After lots of R&R (and a forced nap time for Emily. Sorry kiddo, mom needs a nap too), we had my other sister-in-law and her boyfriend over for dinner. It was his 27th birthday, and he doesn't have any family in town so I thought it would be nice to have them over. I made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches in the crock pot, baked beans, and homemade coleslaw. We had carrot cake for dinner, although it was store bought. I ran out of ambition. Sorrynotsorry.

Speaking of the coleslaw, I seriously love my food processor. It has an attachment to shred lettuce (and other veggies). It made short work of my head of cabbage. head of cabbage makes a lot of shredded cabbage.

A lot of that went into the coleslaw, but I have a good amount left over too. I think we're going to make spring rolls with it in a few days. Along with shredded kohlrabi. 

Do you know what the heck kohlrabi is? I didn't until we got one in our CSA on Friday. I had to google it. Apparently it is in the cabbage family. 

Yea...kind of weird looking. You can also cut them up into wedges and make "fries" out of them. And probably a lot of other things that I don't even know about. Baby steps. 

How was your weekend? Have you ever used kohlrabi before?


  1. Spring rolls sound delicious!! :) I've never heard of kohlrabi...looks interesting though! And yay for July bdays...mine is excited already!! :)

    1. Happy early birthday! Emily's is on the 30th. Lots of good people born in July!

  2. I've used kohlrabi before from our CSA - we sliced and roasted them until soft then drizzled them with some balsamic vinegar. I wouldn't seek them out, but they're not too bad!

    I COMPLETELY agree with you about the amount of shredded cabbage one head of cabbage makes! It's ludicrous! I'm always looking to buy the smallest cabbage. I wish they sold half heads! (I dislike buying it preshredded in bags... too much packaging and not as fresh.)

    1. Good to know! I did see a recipe for kohlrabi "fries" that sounds similar. We may have to try it out!