Harrison also had another first this week. We went for a trial run on horse riding lessons. He did GREAT and had so much fun. He could get riding therapy but it was just not going to work out for the distance we would have to travel and the cost was outrageous with our insurance, but we were very pleased with the stable we found. Harrison has his first official lesson Monday and I will take my camera. This past week we did take a picture on a phone but I will post the real deal after his lesson Monday. The first couple weeks he will more than likely just have half a lesson twice a week to build up some strength since he does have some decreased trunk strength. But he is so excited.
I am excited about the warm weather we have been having and we even grilled out tonight. I like to grill extra when I get the grill going which cuts down on meals the next day. Tonight I grilled some country style ribs (which I had for dinner) hamburgers (which John had for dinner) and some chicken for a pasta dish for tomorrow, and lunch is ready for after church to boot. I also grilled some broccoli.
I also fixed some couscous which I don't think I have every fixed before, I enjoyed it but does not look like it will become a fave around here. The boys would not even try it.
I cooked my couscous in chicken broth and then stirred in some finely chopped stir fried veggies ( I had broccoli, carrots, corn) garlic, pepper, salt, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley.
4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 package cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
1/2 c mayo
4 TBS shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 c milk
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 can artichokes hearts, drained, chopped
1. heat oven to 350 degrees. spray 1 quart glass dish with cooking spray
2. place spinach in casserole add 1/4 c water and microwave for 2 mins. drain and chop.
3. In large bowl beat cream cheese, mayo, 3 TBS Parmesan cheese, milk, garlic until blended. Then stir in spinach and artichokes. Pour into baking dish and cover with last 1 TBS of Parmesan
4. Bake 20-25 mins.