I so often use the word busy. It’s actually habit I’m trying to kick. Luckily, it’s easy to describe this past weekend without that word because Saturday and Sunday were anything but busy. It was refreshing.
Saturday was drizzly and cold. We grabbed breakfast at La Patisserie and, for once, didn’t discuss plans for the day. We just sipped our coffee (I <3 decaf lattes!), watched the drizzle and played with Hailey who was excited to be in a booster seat instead of a high chair.
We stopped at a neighborhood garage sale on the way home and scored 3 dresses for Hailey and a Tinkerbell costume.
Then, we set up shop on the couch and did nothing. Well, it wasn’t exactly nothing. We watched football. A LOT of football. The weather was too dreary for anything else… except baking and meal planning.
The Georgia game stressed me out so much I turned to pumpkin puree for relief.
PS- there is a reason they tell you to sift your powdered sugar before turning it into a glaze. Fortunately for me, it doesn’t affect the taste!
I downed more pumpkin muffins than necessary and tried to balance it out with salad for dinner.
A very simple looking salad, isn’t it? I’m obsessed with it lately though. It must just be when other people make my salad. Something about it just makes it just taste better.
While I was cocooned on the couch, shocked at the Clemson/FSU game, I also took the time to meal plan. Some of the meals I’m really excited for this week include…
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Beans from Real Simple (a new-to-me recipe)
Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits with Roasted Asparagus from Jen at Peanut Butter Runner
and a classic favorite
Lemony Tomato Herb Scallops from Gina at Running to the Kitchen
Sunday morning meant pancakes.
Hailey loved helping. David would crack eggs into the batter and she’d excitedly point to me and declare “Mama, TWO eggs!” I adore the joy she gets out of everyday tasks.
By the way, have I shown you the kitchen stand David built for her? She can climb right into it and be at the perfect height for helping (the floor is adjustable for height). We love it.
The sun was out, trying to warm up the cool morning and after a day of relaxation, I was ready to get going. Hailey and I took off for the farmers market.
I’m obsessed with Josh’s during the fall. One stop there and one stop at Healthy Home Market and we were back at home.
During nap time I did some meal prep by washing and chopping all the romaine, washing and trimming the beans and making some homemade lara balls for Hailey.
I also made a large batch of cool ranch kale chips. I always forget how much I love these.
We spent the afternoon at a neighbor’s cookout and got home in time to see the sun setting on a perfect fall day.
And now begins another week!
What is on your menu this week?