Three day weekends are the best, are they not? Being a stay-at-home dad, it doesn’t affect me like a day off work kind of deal, but it does mean that the rest of the family are home and we get to do stuff like this…
Skateboarding on the beach path. Miranda’s been practicing her boarding and getting really good at it. We had to cut it short today, though; yesterday she stepped on a bee and her foot hurts. Personally I think it might be because of her new silver, blingtastic hi-tops that she purchased on her own with her birthday gift card, but she assures me I’m just a crazy dad with no style. Crazy I can agree with but no style? Pshht, I was an eighties kid!
We also went to a birthday party. When the hosts point out their giant, fruit-laden blood orange tree and tell me to help myself, well, yes, don’t mind if I do! I’m seeing less of this fruit available in the store, so it was cool to get a whole bunch more for free! I stuck Miranda on my shoulders to be my picker, but after being slapped on the head by branches and falling fruit, she became my fruit picker-upper.
What to do with a giant bag of blood oranges? Make blood orange salad (among other things) Some simple spring green mix, orange segments, candied pecans, Cashel Blue cheese from Kerrygold and a blood orange vinaigrette. Mix all of these fridge buddies together and you have another party of sorts taking place, but this time it’s in your mouth.
Hope your long weekend was awesome!