Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Rewind, and a Look Ahead

Whew!  Monday already?  We had a pretty relaxing weekend around 4 Pears; some playing, some cooking, and some more playing of course.

Friday afternoon we took the boys to get their first haircuts!  We are getting some professional pictures done the Friday after next and it was truly time for the baby mullets to go.

Aaron sitting on Daddy's lap being a good boy...before the meltdown! :)

The haircuts went pretty well overall.  Both kids got a bit worked up towards the end but Jenny did a great job and had them done as quickly and painlessly as possible.  And they are looking so handsome and grown-up now! Alex and I fed the boys when we got home from the cuts and had our dinner after they went to bed.  Homemade (freshly ground) Cheeseburgers!  I am a huge burger lover and these were awesome.


On Saturday Alex and I put the boys in the jogging stroller at 7:00 a.m. and went for a run to the park.  Each of us runs several times a week but never together (since someone has to mind those pesky twins).  It was such a nice change that we've decided to make it a weekend habit to take the kids on one run each weekend.  Some exercise for Mom and Dad, and some playtime at the park for the little guys.  

Alex and Mommy about to go down the slide!

Saturday afternoon: Pool Time!

Saturday evening we grilled a pork tenderloin Alex had brined the day before and watched a semi-cheesy popcorn flick (Aliens- Ah!). 

Sunday morning we had sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast, instead of running. Then we enjoyed another fairly lazy day that ended with Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice that we made for the first time and which was a huge success.  We'll be sure to share that one soon. :)

So that was last week....Here's what to look forward to this week on 4 Pears!

Tuesday:  How to Tuesday: Vinaigrette!  A vinaigrette is the most basic of sauces.  An easy and inexpensive salad dressing that can be adapted to suit any taste; making a balanced vinaigrette is a basic skill that you can use in a variety of ways.

Wednesday: Greek Couscous Salad.   A great salad to keep in the refrigerator to feed a hungry (and busy!) Mom all week.  A lemon vinaigrette and kalamata olives make this recipe shine.

Thursday: Zucchini and Corn Fritters.  Finger food anyone can love.  These fritters are amazing.  I made them for the kids last week and ate three of them right away.  An excellent way to feed veggies to the little ones, and a great freezer item.

Friday:  Cheeseburgers!  Just in time for the weekend BBQ I'll share how we made our burgers last Friday...the meat is a bit different than your usual and it made all the difference in a juicy and delicious burger.

Happy Monday!

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