This turned out to be a super challenging afternoon in the form of a toddler breakdown and an extremely long and arduous walk back to the car (up a hill, carrying a screaming toddler on my back and a baby in the front pack!). It's a really good thing that we had such a great lunch. But, the animals were so gorgeous and we had lots of fun too (the first half of the day)!IMG_3448 IMG_3452 IMG_3454 IMG_3455 IMG_3457 IMG_3461 IMG_3469 IMG_3472 IMG_3473 IMG_3479 IMG_3480 IMG_3481 IMG_3485 IMG_3491 Tartines Chicken, Mozzarella and Basil 1/2 a large baguette 1 slice of mozzarella 1 tbs tomato sauce 2oz left over roast chicken 4-5 basil leaves

Preheat oven to 350. Open the baguette, slick on the sauce. Assemble ingredients. Pop in the oven for 10 minutes. Let cool. Wrap and go!

Shrimp and Cheese 1/2 a large baguette 1 slice of cheddar 1/4 lb shrimp 1 tsp old bay 1 tbs mayo 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 kale leaf

Preheat oven to 350. Heat up olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Season shrimp with old bay and cook in the skillet for 5 minutes. Open the baguette, slick on mustard and mayo. Assemble ingredients. Pop in the oven for 5 minutes. Let cool Wrap and go!

Admission is just $4 (kids 2 and under are free) every 2nd Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo. 4001 SW Canyon Rd. Portland OR 97221 503.226.1561