Thursday, April 18, 2013
dinner on the deck
We've been enjoying our evening meals out on our back deck these past few days as the weather has been quite pleasant. We so appreciate and enjoy eating al fresco! Last night's menu was turkey tacos, black beans, and I had picked up some asparagus at the market so I grilled that up too. Doesn't really go along with the whole Mexican theme, but I couldn't resist the asparagus. They're my favorite.
My family was slightly annoyed with my camera antics at dinner last night. I believe that my dear husband even said something to the likes of, "Well, give me the camera and let me take a picture of you taking a bite of food." Uh, no. And so that is why there is a picture of Brad with a piece of asparagus sticking out of his mouth. I think he may have been trying to annoy me.
Here's Sergei telling me to "put that camera away!"
My dinner. I'm now on a no grains diet, not just a gluten free diet. Did you know that corn is actually a grain, not a veggie? Yeah, well, I just found that out yesterday so instead of enjoying my taco meat on a corn tortilla shell, I enjoyed a taco salad. I'm sad about the corn thing. I LOVE popcorn. And tortilla chips with salsa. So sad. And I'm also eliminating all soy products from my diet. Uh, soy is in everything. So instead of using my regular taco seasoning (which is MSG free but had soy in it), I used this recipe to make it from scratch. It was yummy so I'll be sticking with it.
It's a heart. He was expressing his love to me for making him dinner. And tacos, to boot, his favorite!
Lily thinks everything tastes better when eaten with black olives.
I think that Lily is the only family member that truly doesn't mind me taking her picture. She actually quite enjoys it and is always ready to flash a silly face.
Where are your manners, Molly?
My acupuncture session went fairly decent yesterday. It did seem to really flare-up my facial pain which means I could hardly keep my eyes open during Bible study last night and then crawled between the sheets by 9pm and didn't get up until almost 7 this morning. Oh, I will be so glad when I get relief from this. The acupuncturist is the one who suggested I cut out the soy and corn products in addition to what I already limit in my diet. Boy, no one is going to want to have me over for dinner or lunch anymore. Don't worry, I'll bring my own food! :)