Picnicking – fANNEtastic meals

The spotlight of our week was occurring not one however two household hikes! Had to benefit from this attractive spring climate whereas it lasts.

Plus, mountaineering on weekdays is nice as a result of there’s nearly nobody else out on the paths (good usually, however particularly good proper now clearly). We had the paths roughly to ourselves – what a deal with! 

I nonetheless can’t recover from how inexperienced every part is correct now – lovely. 

hiking with a toddler

In case you’re questioning, Matt was in a position to be a part of us on these hikes as a result of he was off work this week (and final week) – he’s beginning a brand new job on Monday and took a pair weeks off in between which has been fantastic! 

Not solely has it been actually useful for me to have the time and area to get my work finished extra simply, but it surely has additionally been enjoyable to have the chance to do some weekday adventures as a household. 🙂

hiking at potomac overlook

We packed picnic lunches for each of our mountaineering adventures this week which was an additional enjoyable deal with – I all the time love having lunch with a pleasant view, and never dashing house to eat. 

On Monday for lunch we packed sandwiches. Mine had turkey, cheese, broccoli slaw (wonderful means so as to add veggies + crunch to a sandwich), arugula, and guacamole. Delicious! 

sandwich with turkey cheese guacamole and veggies

(Want extra sandwich inspiration? Check out this submit: Mix + Match Healthy Sandwich Recipes.)

Yesterday for our mountaineering packed lunch we picked up sandwiches/wraps from Market 2 Market in Del Ray on our solution to the paths; I bought their veggie wrap with hummus and turkey. 

veggie wrap with hummus and turkey

Lunch all the time tastes higher with a scenic view, don’t you suppose?

The different massive meals spotlight from the week was Matt determined it was his mission in life to learn to smoke ribs utilizing our grill! 

I don’t fully know what he did, however I do know he put some kind of spice rub on it, then added some moist wooden chips to the grill with only one burner on and let the oblique warmth prepare dinner the ribs. Then I consider he additionally seared them on the finish? Clearly this isn’t a rib grilling weblog, sorry guys, that’s all I do know. 😉 It took about 5 hours from begin to end – fairly the venture!

adding the spice rub to homemade ribs

What I do know is that they had been very scrumptious! He even made his personal selfmade BBQ sauce (utilizing a recipe or a combo of recipes he discovered on-line) since we didn’t have any available!

Served with candy potato waffle fries + some broccoli. 

homemade ribs with sweet potato fries and broccoli

We additionally loved extra Mexican meals! We tried to get take out on Cinco de Mayo however all Mexican locations had been mobbed, so we waited till May sixth as an alternative. Close sufficient. 😉 

This was from Tacqueria el Poblano in Del Ray. Their meals is de facto good! 

mexican food from taqueria el poblano in del ray

Other meals highlights from the week included a variation of my Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with orzo… LOVE that recipe. And numerous avocado toast for breakfast! 

Have a pleasant weekend, my pals, and I’ll see you again right here on Monday! 

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