And….We’re Back!

After wrapping up my long & lovely vacation in the U – S – of – A I am now back chez moi with my adorable Mr. Fish and am trying to sort through weeks of mail, suitcases, and adjust to the Guppy’s maladjustment to the time difference between France & North America! It was amazing to see my family who I just don’t get to hang with all that often, but I am SO excited to be home! It was so wonderful to see the Guppy bond with my family, and despite maintaining my 40-mile-a-week running average, I still managed to pack on nearly 2kg which I believe are primarily composed of pinto beans, green chilés and blue corn chips (all North American indulgences I just can’t easily find here!). Once I get my poop in a group I’ll have more food & fun to share…but for now here’s a little peek at what became my family’s favourite sweet treat.

Maybe you were abducted by aliens, or perhaps, simply suffering from what is referred to as “missing time”, but if you missed Melisser’s Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with lovely video over at Julie Hasson’s Everyday Dish, well…get on over there kids! This cobbler was one of the best I’ve ever had, and I loved that it was more fruit-heavy than batter-heavy. Since I was sans cookie-cutters, but wanted to do something fun with the biscuits, I went with the Flying Saucer theme, because I’m a nerd…

One very fun thing about being on vacation near health food supermarket type stores meant I got to indulge in some vegan ice cream! The only vegan ice cream I ever eat is usually what I make myself (in that artisans non-ice cream maker way), but being on vacation I opted for the easy way out with some Soy Delicious vanilla, which complemented our U.F.Os :

I know I’ll make this for Mr. Fish once I shake off the jet-lag because I’m such a sweetie. It has nothing to do my wanting some. Of course.

23 thoughts on “And….We’re Back!

  1. welcome back, Shelly! sounds like you had a glorious fun & family filled vacation! yay!

    your cobbler = awesomeface! and when you said “poop in a group”, i lost it!aaahahahhahahaahahahaha!

    so glad you’re back! :) i’ve missed you and your fun & fantastical posts!

  2. Welcome back to Europe! I agree…there is something so nice about getting back here after a trip to N.A., and vice versa.

    The ufo cobbler is great! And if YOU don’t want some of that cobbler, just send it up here to Belgium, I would be more than happy to taken it off your hands!!

    Good luck shaking off the jet lag.

  3. Hey, Shelly! I’ve been wondering what happened to you. Glad you had a great vacation and that your travels were safe.

    The UFO cobbler looks awesome. Vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment for fruity desserts like that one!

    Good luck getting the Guppy back on schedule. I hope it doesn’t take too long…. :-)

  4. Welcome back, Shelly! Sounds like you had a fabulous time. So glad you got to see your family for so long! The cobbler looks fantastic–will have to go check out the video! :)

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