First off, I need you to all know that this is totally not a Marin mama approved cereal. I had to post this as my opening shot though because I thought it was hilarious that a somewhat healthy food blogger like me has a photo of their son giving the thumbs up to a box of Lucky Charms. It just makes me chuckle. Let me give you the background on why Eli is holding up a box of Lucky Charms. Eli is turning 10 this week, (Happy Birthday Eli) and each year for his birthday he gets to pick out one sugar cereal to enjoy and consume over the next week or so, till it’s gone (it doesn’t last past 5 days). Last year he picked Krave!
The year before that he picked the classic Lucky Charms, and the year prior he picked frosted flakes. You can see a trend here, and that trend seems to be leading to more sugar and more chocolate. I don’t know how long this tradition will last, but it’s a tradition that Eli looks forward to each year, so I will keep it going for a long as he likes. Life is all about moderation and balance, and when the simple things make you happy, then you just have to go for it! You can see how this simple treat and tradition makes my boy light up, and when he lights up I light up. I mean look at that happy little guy, can’t get a bigger smile than that!
Before I move onto the weekly menu post, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your sweet emails. A lot of you have been checking in with me to make sure I’m ok, as I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Everything is good. I’m super slammed with work right now, which is great because I’m loving my job, and it’s wonderful to see our catering business grow. I’m also dealing with some personal stuff, which is not fun, so I’m really trying to be present with the kids and myself right now. At some point in the near future, I will share with all of you what’s happening in my life, but for now, I’m just keeping it on the lowdown. I really enjoy this blog, and I enjoy connecting with all of you, so I’m not going to stop blogging anytime soon, but my posts may be a bit more infrequent until I get back into a groove and rhythm again! Thank you for all of your patience and support, I really do appreciate you all!
So, let’s move onto some healthier things that I’ve been enjoying lately! I’m SO loving heirloom tomatoes right now. I’ve been eating this below sandwich everyday for the past 2 weeks. I’m topping one of my favorite breads, Dave’s Killer bread (for those of you that are local, you can get this bread at Paradise Foods or Whole Foods) with smashed avocado, heirloom tomatoes and some coarse sea salt. If I have leftover roasted chicken then I will add some of that to the sandwich. There’s seriously nothing quite like a ripe heirloom tomato! They honestly taste like candy, they’re so good! Since they’re so amazing and ripe right now, I made a vow to use them this whole week in all of my recipes! Luckily my kids like these tomatoes, because they’re going to be eating a lot of them this week.