On a day where we had no summer camps, no errands to run and I was actually caught up on work, the girls and I went out for an adventure. Their favorite pastime in the summer seems to be picking flowers and running around trying to catch bugs. They’re kids. Sounds pretty good to me.
I can’t believe it’s already mid-July and summer will soon be over. Why does the summer go by so fast?! I’m trying to cherish days like this, moments like this with the girls where we are doing nothing, but just enjoying the quiet, being outdoors and looking for adventure. Madeline, my youngest, might have mentioned that we were in a jungle going on a safari and looking for elephants so we definitely had our imagination caps on.
It was so nice to be with them, unplugged from devices, and just running around. And it’s on days like these where I pause, think about our lives here in Wisconsin and become grateful. It was literally us, in a field, running around, picking flowers and trying to catch lady bugs and butterflies . . and elephants.
When we got back home, we were famished because, you know, a real African safari is hard work. It wasn’t quite dinner time so I just whipped up some quick and easy snacks. No cooking involved.
This is what we have been living off of this summer. Fruit, cheese and rolled up rotisserie seasoned chicken breast (from Costco) with greens, and prosciutto! Summer is our favorite season for fruit because of the berries, cherries and peaches.
And yes, this is chicken breast! Looks like a tortilla, right?!
And my kids and I have to have our Blue Diamond Almonds. Ever since doing the Whole30, I seriously live off of almonds and almond butter. It’s crazy for me to think that I never really ate almond butter until I started training for my half marathon about four months ago. And almonds have been my fave since forever. I love these almonds!
This platter of snacks also served as the birthday party food for my daughter’s stuffed pig. Because, you know, they have birthdays too.
Here’s hoping we can all get out this summer and enjoy our families! On to the next adventure! I’m told the next one will involve fire breathing dragons.
Summer Snack Platter
When selecting different cheeses, I like to get an assortment of colors, textures, flavors and varying degrees of heat.
Author: Hip Foodie Mom
Recipe type: Appetizer
- turkey or chicken lunch meat slices
- fresh baby spinach or other fresh greens
- sharp cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
- chipotle cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
- peaches, sliced
- Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds
- pitted kalamata olives
- salami or prosciutto
- Place a handful of fresh baby spinach onto a slice of turkey or chicken lunch meat and roll. Slice into 1 1/2 inch pieces and stick with a toothpick to hold it closed.
- Arrange everything in sections on a wooden serving platter or large plate. Serve and enjoy.
Disclosure: This “Flavor Your Adventure” post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more snack ideas to “Flavor Your Adventure” this summer, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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