Peach + Corn Pasta Salad

God bless football.

Perhaps that sounds a little backwoods or something, but I mean it with all my heart.

I can’t even put into words how happy I am the NFL is back.

One of the true delights of my life is putting on my Seahawks gear & forcing Topanga to wear her jersey and gluing myself to the TV to watch my baby boys play. During the National Anthem, they panned to Russell Wilson praying with a couple of guys and I LOST IT. Like big, ugly sobs. I’d like to blame it on the hormones, but I think I was just overwhelmed that football is back and there is some sense of normalcy in our lives. Top it off with a win and I was pretty inconsolable.

Garrett is so supportive during these times. He just kept bringing me snacks and cleaning up my dishes so I could fully enjoy.

Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 2 peaches, peeled + sliced
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 a red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cups of arugula
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • In a bowl, combine pasta + peaches + corn + tomato + red onion + arugula + S+P
  • In another bowl, combine lemon juice + olive oil + S+P
  • Drizzle dressing on salad + serve chilled or room temperature
  • Put on a lil sundress + pour yourself something bubbly + enjoy this salad al fresco, pretending you’re someplace way better than wherever you actually are

Peach Creamsicles

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Why do I speak?

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Like, why do I open my mouth and let poorly constructed sentences come out? Nothing good happens when I start flapping my gums.

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I recently started overanalyzing every encounter I have with a human being. Specifically, I’m studying my conversation habits so I can stop saying so many stupid things out loud. Those lil thoughts need to stay IN the mind, Rachel.

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The biggest realization I’ve come to is that I’m an over-sharer. Like, I provide too many details about something before I get to the point. In other words, I word vomit. Word vomiting is in the top 10 of atrocious things I do & I must combat this! For instance, if someone asks me what I’m doing in the evening, I WANT to say, “Oh I have two free spray tans left so I’m going to go get one of those and then I need to go to Target because I ran out of bagels and Target is the only place that has my bagels anymore, isn’t that crazy?! Target – of all places!” When I could say, “I’m going to get a spray tan and go to Target. You?”

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I remind you all that a doctor told me I was very self-aware once.

 

 

 

Time: 6 hours (prep + freezing) | Serves: 6 pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen peaches
  • 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1 tbsp. of sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of orange juice

How to:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender
  • Pulse until smooth
  • Pour into popsicle molds
  • Freeze for 6 hours
  • Enjoy!
  • Lay out in hot sun + place creamsicles all over body, letting melt until you are a sticky, human popsicle