This Week's Eats and a FAB lunch salad

Ahhh, gotta love the perfect summer weekend.  For me that means getting together with friends, having fun with the kids (instead of feeling like I'm wrangling them) and going out for a nice dinner.  Check, check and check.  We went out for my birthday dinner and I had a LAVENDER martini, er well, I had two.  Sooooo good. 

Since our kids love all things Cars and Hotwheels related, we thought it'd be fun to check out our town's annual car show.  It was, without a doubt, the highlight of their weekend.  After eating their favorite lunch (Jimmy John's which we love, too - reminds us of home and college) we spent the entire sunny afternoon checking out hundreds of cool cars, vendors, and the kids even got to meet the Seafair Pirates and score some 'booty.' 

We also hooked up with long time friends for a BBQ and I volunteered to bring a salad.  I have a few gluten free and dairy free friends, as well as a couple that are mostly eating Paleo (those crazy Crossfit kids!) and at least one vegetarian in the bunch.  I'd been meaning to try this quinoa salad and thought it'd be a good audience to test it out on.  It went over really well.  HIGHLY recommend!  I've been eating the leftovers for lunch, too.  The only thing I did differently was cook the quinoa according to package directions (which called for WAY less veggie broth) and I will for sure add a little crumbled feta or cojita cheese when I make it again, because I love cheese and am an 'everything in moderation' kind of gal.  Unless my doctor tells me to, there will be ZERO banned items in my house.  I want to eat ALL THE THINGS.

Photo from The Diva Dish

Here's what we're eatin' this week:


  1. That salad tasted GOOD...can't believe I didn't have a taste for avocado until my late 20s. I was missing out all those years.

    1. OMG, I've loved avocado since I was introduced to guacamole in my early teens! mmmm, perhaps I'll have some with dinner tomorrow :)