Happy Memorial Day

1 handful of strawberries, 1 banana, 2 ice cubes, 2 heaping spoonfuls of yogurt

We started the day with a big breakfast of toast, sausages, coffee, and strawberry banana smoothies. Yum. Tom and I don’t eat enough fruit… we talk about this a lot without doing much about it. On my last trip to the grocery store, I decided to take action. Bananas and frozen strawberries make a great addition to breakfast or an after dinner dessert, and all the while you feel like you’re eating an ice cream treat. The strawberries I bought were organic, and naturally the recipe on the side was for a hippy-smoothie: add banana, soy milk, ice, and wheat germ. This made me laugh. Growing up my mom was always sneaking wheat germ into our food whenever possible. Wheat germ went into waffle and pancake batter and got sprinkled atop our macaroni and cheese. Tom said we had a bag in the fridge, but I couldn’t locate it so we skipped the wheat germ this time. Instead of milk, I added plain yogurt. Plain strawberries and bananas will do the trick, though. The only bad part? Having to clean the blender!

This afternoon we also made a trip to Trader Joe’s to stock up on wine (six bottles), beer, cheese (two kinds), and olive oil (also two kinds). While there, I couldn’t resist a bunch of orange-pink tulips for just four bucks. I thought I’d share:

Trader Joe's Tulips

Tom says they’re too droopy… but I like them just the way they are. Later we’ll be getting together with friends South of Minneapolis to enjoy some time outside with our lawn chairs and a frisbee or two. How are you celebrating or remembering today?

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One comment on “Happy Memorial Day”

  1. Amy 26 May, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Martha, the tulips are beautiful and the photo is artfully composed; I love vivid the vivid colors of red and blue with both the flower photo and of course, the delicious-sounding/looking smoothies. Yum.

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