Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day fun!

Happy Memorial Day!  What a fun weekend but first, a moment to remember why we're celebrating...

 My sister and her family came down for the weekend so we took the kids to the playground at Mt. Trashmore...but somehow Brian and I ended up being the monkey bars ourselves! 

it's not Memorial Day weekend in Va Beach without a little strawberry picking 

We braved the chilly weather to go dolphin watching (seriously WHAT was going on with Mother Nature this weekend?) 

After seeing this viral video I thought about taking the cats too :) 

We may not have gotten a dolphin headbutt like that cat but we did spot a few swimming near the boat

TOO cool!

And it wouldn't be Memorial Day weekend without firing up the grill...yes Vegetarians grill too!

I made my Pinspired Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad

So So good!  Here's the original recipe from "For The Love of Cooking"

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing:
  • pint grape tomatoes cut in halves
  • 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
  • 2 ears of fresh sweet corn (I like corn so I used 4 ears) 
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Slice the tomatoes in half. Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. Cut the corn off the cob then scrape the cob with the back of your knife to get the juices. Set aside and let cool. Dice the avocado and chop the cilantro.

Honey Lime Dressing:
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (I omitted this)

Add all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Combine the sliced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors mingle. Enjoy.

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