Family Reunion + Easy Dinner

by Ashley

Hope you’re all having a fabulous Saturday so far!  We spent the afternoon at a park for a family reunion.  Cody’s aunt and uncle planned it, and it was a great time!  Not to mention, the weather was absolutely perfect.  It was a pretty small group, but nonetheless was a fun day.  Unfortunately, I didn’t capture any photos… I know, absolutely uncalled for! 😉  I think I was too preoccupied with all the cute kids, good food, and playing volleyball!  Regardless of whether I have photos or not, I still feel as though I need to share how it all went! 

We all were asked to bring either a dessert or side dish, and Cody’s aunt and uncle provided sub sandwiches.  I’ve never seen a bigger sub sandwich in my life!  I think it was something like 4.5 feet?!  She said it was from Subway, and it was quite delicious!  We had some cherry tomatoes, Doritos, and watermelon on the side.  I cannot get enough of tomatoes these days.  They’re SO good!  Everyone and their mother (except us) grows them around here too, so they’re all over the place.  I am surely not complaining about it though!  There was some sort of fruit and cream dessert, mini eclairs, donut holes, and my trail mix cookies for dessert.  I enjoyed a small spoonful of the fruit and cream dessert and a donut hole.  (I had plenty of the trail mix cookies yesterday as I was baking them…oops. 😉 ) 

Cody and I had a really enjoyable time getting to visit with family we don’t get to see very often.  Some of Cody’s cousins have kids, and they’re all so adorable.  We also started a round of volleyball which was definitely one of my favorite parts of the afternoon!  I played volleyball in high school and intramural volleyball in college, so I miss it a lot.  When I get a chance to play now, I’ll jump on it.  For the amount of time I haven’t played, I thought I did pretty decent.  I kind of surprised myself! 

We came home, and I was planning on an easy dinner for the evening.  BLTs and sweet potato fries it was!  Delicious + healthy + easy = perfect for tonight.  I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon, and I used spinach leaves instead of regular lettuce on whole wheat bread.  It was quite yummy and still satisfied us like a good ol’ traditional BLT would. 

For the sweet potato fries, I chopped sweet potatoes into “fries”, placed them on a cookie sheet, sprayed some cooking spray and sprinkled some cinnamon on them, and baked them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.  (I didn’t realize cinnamon could burn, so beware!)   

Obviously I’m still not off of my sweet potato kick… I don’t know if I will ever actually get off of this kick, but that’s okay by me.  🙂 

Good night ya’ll!


7 Comments to “Family Reunion + Easy Dinner”

  1. I love sweet potato fries. I love dipping them in bbq sauce. 🙂

  2. I made some sweet potato fries the other night! I have a yummy recipe on my blog for them- they’re so good to go along with chicken burgers- or really anything. I just can’t get enough of sweet potatoes lately!

  3. Hey, so I’m going to risk sounding like a total creeper here, but I was just reading Janae’s blog about her body bugg and read your comment about how you had one that you were going to sell. Depending on the price I would be interested in buying it from you, if we could figure out some way to go about it in terms of payment. If you think this is too creeperish, no problem. I’d decline if someone asked me the same question.

    And just as a side note, I love that you have a B.A. in Health Psych and are a personal trainer. I have my B.S. in psychology and have been considering becoming certified for personal training for a while, but I’m way too terrified to spend the money and end up not liking it or not being about to use it.

    • Hi Shannon! You’re not a creeper at all… I’d love to talk to you more about the Bodybugg because I would like to sell it. I’d also be more than willing to give you any advice or knowledge that I have on studying to get your personal training certification too. Email me and we’ll figure out the Bodybugg arrangement!

  4. Oh my goodness sweet potato fries are the besttttt! I like to sprinkle them with olive oil and cinnamon before baking 🙂

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