The Tour de France!
I am so excited that I am bouncing on my couch watching the first day of this epic race!
By 9am, I had already been awake for 3 hours, gotten in an intense strength training session with my trainer, picked up pre studying bagels for the BOY, and attempted to go back to sleep. When that didn’t work, I ate breakfast and then remembered what an exciting day it was and immediately turned the TV on to NBC Sports. This is Cooper’s first tour in our house and you can see that he was extremely engaged in the action.
After the tour, I drove out to Geneva to do some errands. I desperately needed to go to the Spice House and am pleased to have a restocked spice cabinet. After lunch, I found myself napping on the couch with Cooper back on the purple blanket snuggled between my legs. When I woke up, my brother had called to say that he and his fiancé were in the neighborhood.
I had stopped by the farmer’s market earlier in the day and invited them to come over for shrimp on the barbie with pineapple and mango salsa.
The BOY had reminded me to use our salsa maker before he left for the library…like I was going to chop everything by hand?! Ha ha! I used an online recipe as my guide, but didn’t really measure anything out and added in some mango with my pineapple. I’ve never made a fruit salsa before and I was pleased with how delicious this one turned out! This could be a fantastic appetizer, and I know that it will be a beautiful topping to our BBQed shrimp.
Our game plan is to serve cilantro rice, shrimp, and salsa for tonight’s dinner…with bubbly and beer of course! I’m looking forward to spending tonight with my bro and future SIL just 1 week before their exciting wedding day!
Ps Just in case you were wondering…dessert is left over Red, White, and Blue Trifle!
Mango and Pineapple Salsa
Based on this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
2 cups diced fresh pineapple and mango
1 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1 large lime
In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, red pepper, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice. Stir until well combined. Season with salt, to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.