Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: June 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hoodoo you love? Pinnacles Provincial Park

We had a hot dry start to our spring where we live, which is uncharacteristicAlong with this warm weather, thankfully so far this year we have only had to deal with a couple days of forest fire smoke making it into our city and affecting our air quality.

We are trying to take advantage of the smoke free time we have to get out and explore while we have the chance.

Last weekend we lucked out with our youngest was away on a birthday party sleepover so we were able to venture out with just our dog and eldest for a nice hike.

We ventured off towards Quesnel, headed to Pinnacles Provincial Park where the weather looked to be nicer as our city was calling for storms.

Pinnacles Provincial Park is located about 8km West of Quesnel  on Pinnacles Road (which is paved). The road leading up to Pinnacles is a winding road but very easily accessible.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mama Kat Thursday: Something I'm Growing

For this week I chose the prompt  - show us someting you're growing since our garden is starting to come in. We changed things up a bit this year based on our favourites from last year. Carrots were the clear winner for favorite crop so we expanded our planting area. 

This hole area is carrots this year as they are our favorite garden vegetable! The taste is so much better than store bought ones. 

Cherry tomatoes for snacking on

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

BBQ dinner gone wrong

It's both been a while since I wrote a blog post and linked up with Mama Kat's weekly writing prompts. This week I had a story to share that fits in with two of the prompts - A time I wasted money and also tried something new...

We have had some unseasonably warm temperatures to start us off into Spring this year. 

As the weather warms up you can be sure to find us cooking our dinners outdoors on the BBQ. 

Once summer hits, and the kids are out of school our schedule becomes more lax and we switch up our menu for easy summer foods which often include grilling some meat with some simple fruit and veggie sides. 

On our weekly Costco shop recently we found some great seasoned pork ribs we hadn't tried before. With only 3 of us to eat them, we were able to split the pack into two meals. Pork is not something we eat often due to one of us having difficulty digesting it but it's nice to switch it up from chicken, beef and seafood occasionally.