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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fresh from the Border

Oh what a lovely day! We had our end of the year class party today at the pool. The weather didn’t not agree with us, it barely reached 65 degrees! It was beautiful weather for everyday, but just not that great for the pool. We started the party off with lunch! We grilled out and had plenty of lovely choices.

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I loved this nifty contraption, it keeps all of your food cool with ice on the bottom. One of the mom’s told me she got it at Kohl's!!

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I started off with some veggies,black bean dip,salsa, fruit and a few chips while my veggie burger was on the grill.

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I have never tried these burgers before, Vegetable Masala an Indian delight! A Mom brought them from TJ’s!

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My burger was topped with spicy mustard, lettuce,tomato, and onion.

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WOW these were delicious!!! I will have to remember these in the future. I actually have never had Indian food, every time I read Gina’s Indian Restaurant reviews I remember I need to get out an experiment .

My students sure can EAT!!!

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And the girls just love to play dress up with all my things! Some how I had two pairs of sunglasses in my purse!

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After lunch the kids got in the pool and I sat and watched:) They actually ended up spending most of their time in the hot tub.

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Then it was time for dessert, mama cupcakes, and baby cupcakes!

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Once again, not a big fan of CC’s, but I had a baby one without frosting just to try it. Yep still not a big fan.

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After the party we returned to school where the students continued to amuse me. Isn't;t this the funniest thing EVER?!

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I enjoyed a late afternoon snack that was AMAZING!! One whole wheat pita with AB smeared all over and melted in the microwave!

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I got home tonight and decided not to teach kickboxing so that I can prepare for tomorrow’s bootcamp with the ladies and get a decent night’s rest before the last day of school. This meant that I got to COOK dinner:) I decided to go with some Baja Taco’s!

I cut up some cilantro and tomatoes for the guacamole!

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Added in one avocado, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper, and a little lime juice. I was all out of yogurt so I added in a little tofu for some creaminess!

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I threw it in the Vita-Mix and ta-da, perfection! I loved the added tofu to the mix it made it nice and creamy!

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I cut up one chicken breast and grilled it up with some McCormick Taco Seasoning!

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I made myself two nice mini Grilled Baja style taco’s. Filled with black beans,chicken,guac,and romaine.

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I had a little extra black beans and guac on the side!

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I brought Hubby his DREAM DINNER! Yes my Hubby is easy to please:)

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I still have some Lime Cactus beers left over from our Memorial Day BBQ, this paired perfectly with my tacos!

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Hubby is watching baseball and I think I shall join him while I catch up on blogs and prepare for bootcamp! I can’t wait to share with you all how it goes, I will be posting later in the afternoon tomorrow so stay tuned!

Have a BEAUTIFUL evening!


Anonymous said...

You guys didn't watch the Lake show!!??! :D Amazing. Let me know your plans this weekend, it would be fun to meet up in hb!

Mica said...

Your tacos look sooo good! I want to come over for taco night at the McCormick household!

Anonymous said...

Those burgers look awesome! Love the idea of blending tofu for your tacos too.

Pearl said...

the kids are ADORABLE!

Denise said...

OMG...that pic of the boy with the bracelet on his face is too funny!!!

Anonymous said...

That is a great little contraption. How clever. Your school looks like lots of fun!

Your dinner looks delicious too.

Jessica said...

Those trader joes burgers look SO yummy - I'll have to pick those up next month when we go to Trader Joes again.

Also I love the tofu blended in the tacos!

Lauren said...

Aw, what a fun day!

Your tacos looks muy bueno! My hubby's favorite dinner is hotdogs too!!!

We seriously need to meet someday-I think we would all get along so well! :)

Take care hun and have a fabulous weekend.

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

I love that men love simple things like that for dinner :-) I think most ladies experience that.

Your picnic lunch looks really good! I am going to watch for that burger! It looks really good!

I hope you have an excellent Friday!

Brandi said...

the pictures of the kids are so cute! I'm glad the party went well and everyone had fun and good food! I need a tj's now, just for those burgers! They sound great.

Anonymous said...

I have also seen those containers on ice at Bed Bath and Beyond. :) Perfect for summer!

Island Girl Eats said...

I am going to have to look for those beers - we are having Mexican tomorrow night and they would be perfect with it.

Cute pictures of the kids!

Mariposa said...

i had tacos last night for dinner and no way were my tacos as good as yours! amazing!

Ada said...

Those tacos look amazing! I gotta make me some of those:)

RunToFinish said...

a much as i love chocolate, chocalte cake things and even brownies just don't really do it for me.

so i'm feeling all fat and icky due to not being able to workout, thank goodness for the farmers market tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

WOW on those tacos!!! Tofu in guacamole? Grand idea! I'll have to try it out.

Anonymous said...

those kids are tooooo cute. love the picture where the two girls are wearing your sunglasses! cant wait to hear more about bootcamp.

Runeatrepeat said...

I just made guacamole the day before last. I love guac in the summer, I just wish the weather would catch up!

Matt said...

Yummy looking tacos!