On today's menu is a yummy fruit salad; not too much about it, but the perfect treat in the heat. Last weekend, we were all kind of out of it still. Richard was just slowly recovering from his stomach bug, and 2 days are just not enough time to get over a week of literally no sleep, especially since I didn't get much more sleep on the weekends either. Saturday was stressful as well, toting a toddler and a baby through furniture stores, so we determined this Sunday to be our day to relax. The weather was beautiful, so we decided on a nice doener for lunch on my parents' patio. The afternoon we spent at the playground, watching Lily getting rid of some of her endless supply of energy that only young children seem to have (I even have a theory that they feed on our energy, or so it seems). After about 3 hours Lily slowed down, and we took on the journey homeward with a baby and a toddler stroller; our way led us by the local gelato place, which seemed to be just the perfect thing for a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon. Instead of stopping right there we decided to get the kids home first and opt for a German-style "ice cream coffee" (coffee with vanilla ice cream instead of ice cubes!!). Home we arrived, Violet was asleep in her stroller, and Lily went down in her room, grown-up time!!! I headed over to my parents house to ask them for some cold coffee, but for once, there wasn't any.. So what to do? Waiting for a freshly-brewed coffee to cool? That would be too late. So we went for the next best thing, fresh fruit salad and ice cream. Even as a grown-up I still enjoy dessert before dinner every once in a while!! Here's my recipe (as easy as it gets):
Cut up fresh fruit; I used
2 small apples
a handful of strawberries
Divide the fruit among 2 bowls, sprinkle with lemon juice, and top with 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Dust with cinnamon for the special something and enjoy!
Sharing such a treat just the two of us after an active day outside with the kids was the perfect finish of our weekend!