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Summer Eats & Suburbans

It is officially summer, and in our neck of the woods that means temps of 110+, so this episode is all about summer eating and cooking! And in that spirit, a refreshing cocktail…

Melon-slush

Boozy watermelon-cucumber-mango slush

3 ounces mint simple syrup
2 cups Trader Joe’s watermelon-cucumber cooler (thanks for the suggestion, Melina!)
2 cups frozen mango
3 ounces gin 

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with mint and serve with a straw that has not been licked by a toddler.

It is officially summer, and in our neck of the woods that means temps of 110+, so this episode is all about summer eating and cooking!

Life has changed pretty dramatically for both of us, so have our meal planning/grocery shopping routines, so we’re dishing about the eaters in our households now, how we plan to feed them, and what a typical day of meals looks like for us.

We also share our summer cravings, go-to summer meals, and recipes we want to try over the next couple of very hot months.

Speaking of hot weather treats, Erica is currently obsessed with making healthy popsicles for the girls with these Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds. Kelsey is obsessed with paint colors for a big interior house painting project.

In neighborhood news, there is some trash across the street, and that one house is still salmon.

Yummy stuff we mentioned:

Peanut Butter Panda Puffs

The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood‘s freezer meal ideas

Pioneer Woman’s Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar

Smitten Kitchen’s saltine crack ice cream sandwiches

Shutterbean’s lemon ice box cake cupcakes

Shutterbean’s Refrigerator Dilly Beans

Yummy Toddler Food

**Don’t forget to join us for The Girl Next Door Book Club Episode on July 8th. We’re reading We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. It’s a great beach read, and we can’t wait to talk about it!**

8 responses to “Summer Eats & Suburbans”

  1. “Hot mess express” pretty much sums up my life right now, so thanks for that catchphrase! It’s helpful to hear other people are also struggling to get their kids to eat anything different and not have the same meals for dinner every week. I only have one child, and it is STILL really hard.
    Thanks for keeping it real and making me laugh, as always! 🙂

  2. “Hot mess express” pretty much sums up my life right now, so thanks for that catchphrase! It’s helpful to hear other people are also struggling to get their kids to eat anything different and not have the same meals for dinner every week. I only have one child, and it is STILL really hard.
    Thanks for keeping it real and making me laugh, as always! 🙂

  3. There’s room for everyone on the Hot Mess Express! 🙂

  4. There’s room for everyone on the Hot Mess Express! 🙂

  5. I want to come hang out with you guys—this is such a fun podcast! (And thanks for sharing Yummy Toddler Food. Glad you like the rocket pops too!)

  6. I want to come hang out with you guys—this is such a fun podcast! (And thanks for sharing Yummy Toddler Food. Glad you like the rocket pops too!)

  7. Wed love that! Thanks for all the great toddler food ideas Amy!

  8. Wed love that! Thanks for all the great toddler food ideas Amy!

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