Monday, September 1, 2014

Mediterranean Chickpea salad, 2 byntos, and a sweet almost 6 month old!

 First off, I'll be completely honest. My boys would not touch this salad with a 10 foot poll! I made this for me. My husband and I ate this with pasta added to it, while the boys ate homemade mac and cheese. I tend to make a box of pasta and then two sauces, so this salad was our sauce.
I don't love chickpeas, but this salad disguises them really well.
It's packed with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, mozzarella cheese (I didn't have feta), and chickpeas (rinsed and drained). I added salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, Z'ataar seasoning, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was really tasty!
 Here is sweet Madeleine. She will be 6 months old on September 10! I can't believe it. She is showing off the dress her Ludee made. I'm determined to learn to sew. I'm also determined to start running and lose nursing weight. Yes, I lose baby weight, then gain nursing weight. It's so frustrating and stresses me out, so I'm hoping to run when the big boys are in school and perhaps Saturday mornings too. Wish me luck!
 My big first grader gets the more civilized lunch:) He has an English muffin ham and cheese cut in half to accommodate the little dipper filled with craisins. We watched a movie Sunday night and had veggie straws mixed with potato chips. He has some from that bowl. The bottom container is filled with cut peaches and a lion pick.
My crazy sweet handful of a middle child Drew starts tomorrow. 
He will be 5 in October, so he is still with Mrs. Elliott in her pre-k class. 
I hope you have your best year yet. He is excited about learning to read. 
His box is filled with carrot sticks, ham and cheese skewers, goldfish (in a Star Wars cup) with an ABC pick, a Darth Vader Easter egg filled with craisins, and grapes with a light saber pick.

Happy 2nd week of school, Adrian!
Happy 1st week of school, Drew!
Happy quiet week, Madeleine!
I hope and pray you all have a great week with your kids too!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Hey M!
Congrats on the baby, how wonderful!
I dropped in to say one of the gals picked your table to copy cat. Stop in and look at the link ups and find yours! If you get a spare minute, ie! My son and dil have 5 little ones, there is never a dull moment there.
Merry Christmas!

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