It was one of those perfect “height of summer” weekends that started with a laid-back Friday Happy Hour that included Whipped Feta Dip… mmmm so good! This will be in the rotation again!
The farmer’s market on Saturday was full of all the good things! Peaches, Plums, and Sweet Corn all made their way home with us. Plus, we had a bit of a bonus at a local grocer who had some elusive but oh so delicious Michigan blueberries in stock! This meant lots of cooking over the weekend… I am not a pie baker, and while I have an aunt who would crank out pie crusts in volume, this is my least favorite thing to do. But, “cheater” pie crusts, FTW! Unroll, fill, and bake made it so easy! I made Plum, Blueberry, and Peach Crostatas. And, really… they were all so easy!
Saturday was also Genevieve’s third birthday! The day was extra special because Christian was in port and not too far away so it made for the perfect little family celebration for them!
I picked an almost overflowing bowl of tomatoes and a couple handfuls of beans.
Plus, there was an entire meal of Sweet Corn. Ahhhh, summer! How good you taste!
Lest you think all we did was eat and drink and sing Happy Birthday all weekend, there was plenty of other stuff accomplished too! And, today Steve is home and will soon be in “internet heaven” when FIOS comes to install giga-bit internet here. Be still my heart, lol.
BUT, drum roll please…I even have an almost completed Beekeeper Cardigan! The knitting is done, I just have the seaming of the sleeves to do! Just the thing to occupy myself and stay out of the way today! Ha!
There was even some much-needed rain… all in all, the perfect weekend!
I hope your weekend was full of as many good things! Happy Monday!
That petunia photo is lovely, but three-year-old Genevieve is even better! Enjoy your super duper internet and I can’t wait to see your Beekeeper; this week is off to a good start!
Happy birthday Genevieve!! What a little sweetheart she is 🙂 This coming weekend I am HOME and I cannot wait to do nothing. I had a great weekend seeing my sister and family though!
What a darling picture of Genevieve (love her curls!!). And ALL the food! Sounds wonderful. Beans, tomatoes and peppers are coming in like crazy in our garden.
Look at the birthday girl and her curls! So cute!
Our garden desperately needed that rain. Our cucumber plants are finally looking like they’re going to produce some fruit (we have quite a few flowers on the vines now) and the tomatoes are starting to sprout new flowers as well. I was so worried that they were all going to dry out because they were predicting rain all weekend and I didn’t water them — we didn’t really get anything other than sprinkles until last night!
You crammed a LOT into your weekend! Little Genevieve is adorable, I can’t believe she’s 3 already!
What a sweet, sweet 3-year-old! (Time flies. . . ) So glad your weekend was such a great one – complete with a bit of rain. Can’t wait to see your cardigan. XO
Aw, Genevieve looks pretty happy about her 3-princess cake!! THREE!!
Your Birthday Girl is adorable! Nice finish! I can’t wait to see it! PS Why doesn’t my name, etc. get saved when I check the box?
I love this time of year when the garden really starts producing! We had a meal of tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes from our garden! We bought some local (So. Utah) corn which made a perfect meal! Your weekend looks so wonderful because of family smiles and celebrations!
Oh my gosh, Genevieve is adorable. Happy birthday to your sweet little princess!
What a sweet little girl! That pink princess cake is just perfect and I can see she loved it. I am glad you had such a happy weekend. And yes – the bounty of summer produce is heavenly.
Ah, Happy (belated) Birthday, Genevieve!! she sure looks happy 🙂 I loved seeing all your summer bounty on Instagram. Sounds like a wonderful weekend all around!