Steak kebabs & our hometown honeymoon

As you know hubby and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last month which is what inspired the sharing of our love story. My mom was scheduled to watch our girls overnight back in May, but various things (including a funeral) kept us from going that weekend. She graciously agreed we could do it another weekend, but the biggest blessing of all was that she took all 3 of them to her very small condo so that we could have a “hometown honeymoon” in our own home. This is a first! It was very nice to have access to our stuff, and not have to pack up and go anywhere. Yay…thanks, Mom!!

So after we dropped them off Saturday in the early afternoon, we headed straight here….

And spent 3 relaxing hours floating over waves together with our pool noodles and also chilling in chairs on the sand….one of the benefits of living in paradise! It was SO nice not to have to play lifeguard for a change. 🙂

Then we drove over to Whole Foods to pick up their hormone-free chuck roast (on sale for $4.99 a lb) for our dinner. I’ve mentioned before how great their meat is…even my hubby can tell a difference with all the other meat he buys. It really is tender and flavorful, and surprisingly to most…the chuck roast is the perfect cut for our kebabs. I order it right out of their meat case, and they are happy to cut it into 1 inch cubes for me while I pick up a few more items.

Funny enough on our way out of Whole Foods, we bumped into my mom and our 3 girls. They were on their way to the outdoor promenade to dance to live music. Living in South Florida…we are blessed with many beautiful outdoor shopping areas that also offer weekly music and entertainment year round.

We marveled as we walked into a clean and QUIET home!! We put on some music, chatted as we unloaded groceries, grabbed quick showers and set about making our steak kebabs…I could get used to this! And what was really cool was that when I was making our special steak sauce (I used stevia instead of sugar), hubby grabbed my new camera and headed out to the grill to snap some pictures….I think I’m rubbing off on him. 🙂

He’s been so interested lately on helping me with photography…whether it’s periodic advice or tips on the camera or looking at all my food pictures and telling me which one I should select. I love having his input!!

When the kebabs and special sauce was ready…we sat down for “dinner and a movie.” We watched Morning Glory with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. It was pretty funny.

I also made a special low carb dessert for us of organic strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Mmmm… was tasty! I made the whipped cream with 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tsp pure vanilla and ½ packet of stevia. Even hubby loved it!

After the movie, hubby surprised me by wanting to take my new camera up to the beach to try to get some night shots and look for sea turtles. Now that I’ve acclimated myself to being a morning person, I have to say that even though it was only 10:30 I was already very tired. We did manage to get home a bit before midnight…and I’m still surprising myself….I went straight to bed and fell asleep right away. What is happening to me….I still can’t believe how early I’m getting up…even over the weekend. I’ll be sharing soon all about my cooking class last week and about a mozzarella caprese omelette I’ve been enjoying!

Have you all ever had a hometown honeymoon? If so, what did you do & what made it special?

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7 Responses to Steak kebabs & our hometown honeymoon

  1. Aw! You guys are so cute… did you get any night shots?
    I love that grill pic! Go Ken!
    Glad you guys had the time together to share… you both deserve it!
    michelle@the domestic mama and the viillage cook recently posted..chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts

  2. Looks like you both enjoyed your hometown honeymoon! Last week was a gorgeous day for the beach. Half our beach in Lauderdale was roped off because of the sea turtles. I’ve never seen one yet though. Looks like I need to venture out at night apparently. I adore living only blocks away from the beach!

    I love that your hubby is taking food photos, it’s only a matter of time before my b/f does the same thing…hehe.

    Looking forward to your cooking class food blog. Still trying to schedule our class that we purchased on Social Living about 6 months ago. As luck would have it..they are on vacation!

  3. How fun!! Your Kebabs look great. What a great night!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted..Five Spice Pork Lo Mein

  4. Liz says:

    Happy Anniversary! What a nice treat for you and your hubby! And your kebabs look excellent~
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