So many families can relate that you start every Monday thinking about all the things that you didn’t get accomplished over the weekend that you will add to your list for next weekend. We live a week-to-week life these days and it has truly become a Monday to Sunday gameplan. Monday through Friday we go to work, get off work, come home and have a small amount of family time at dinner and playing after dinner and then we get ready for the next day – wash, rinse & repeat. The Hardins are bonafide “project people”, so most of our weekends are spent starting, continuing or finishing some DIY thing we have gotten ourselves involved into once again. By Sunday night we are ready for the weekend all over again and that’s generally how we roll and oddly enough we have fun doing it; however, sometimes the best time is had when we simply abandon our to-do list and live in the overscheduled moment. After a much needed mommy-date with one of my best gals Lindy, I was cheerfully greeted the next morning on what wasn’t such a cheerful waking moment for me with a large plan for a family day in Nashville. I had a couple of requirements before starting this tall-order adventure that may or may not have included a stop for a LARGEdiet coke and a couple of other things not worth mentioning. Nonetheless, our family day was full of fun and wonderful memories that I get to capture here and share if you so care. Boogey Man requested burgers for lunch, so we headed to Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden for a super yummy lunch and then we headed to the Nashville Flea Market for a little “treasure hunting” as Daddy likes to call it. It was such a wonderful day and I’m so glad that we skipped the Hardin project-obsessed norm and just made a day of it together as a family. We rounded out the day at Baby Lucy’s birthday party with great friends and then returned to our home under construction and resumed our roles for the rest of the weekend. I truly cherish every moment spent with my boys and thank God every day for those moments!
Feast your eyes on this delectable duo!
Mommies need love, too!
What is a “Biergarten” you ask? Biergarten: A beer garden (a loan translation from the German “Biergarten“) is an outdoor area in which beer, other drinks, and local food are served………and kids play while said patrons (daddies) drink beer and “other drinks” and eat local food…..
Headed to play in the Biergarten.
Racecars in the Biergarten….no way?!
Mommy got the Black Bean Burger and Sweet Potato Fries…..”there’s a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy”!!
An adaptation from All Recipes.com.
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 1/2 egg white
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees farenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Drain and rinse your black beans and pour into a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the beans.
- In a blender or food processor, blend bell pepper onion and garlic until fine. Add mixture to beans.
- In a small bowl, combine egg, chili powder, cumin, and Sriracha.
- Stir the egg mixture into the bean mixture and stir to combine.
- Divide mixture into patties.
- Place patties on baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes per patty. If you want cheese, place cheese slice on second side approximately 3 minutes before patty is done cooking.
Boogey burger! Daddy ate his “The Cheeseburger” too fast, so we couldn’t get a pic, but from the remains of the game it must have been good stuff!
Every parent of a picky-eating toddler longs for this sure sign of a good meal……so what if it was mostly fried, HE LIKED IT!!!!!!
What the hay-eck?! A REAL racecar at the Flea Market!!!
“And Rubbin’, son, is racin’.”
Normal. Who doesn’t want to be serenaded by an overalled man with a squeeze box while shopping for vacuums?
“Yeah, right!” says my conspiracy theorist husband!