Friday evening, David’s parents, Mema and Grandpa, arrived! We knew it was only for a quick visit, so Saturday we wanted to squeeze in some fun. We decided to be wild and take the boat out for a bit.
It was cloudy and slightly cool, but the lake is always beautiful and the passengers were happy.
We cruised for a bit, admiring some of Lake Norman’s finest.
Then we came to a sputtering stop. It turns out we had a leak in our gas line. Luckily with two engineers on board and with the help of a friendly neighbor, David and his dad patched it up, allowing us to get home. During the down time, we played some games to entertain ourselves.
On a side note, I just can’t believe how big Hailey is getting. Where’s that pause button again?
The afternoon brought football, the most ridiculous, lucky happenstance I’ve ever seen in college football, a painful loss to Auburn that Georgia deserved to win, oh… and chili!
I promise there is chili behind those Fritos Scoops and under my pile of toppings. But is there any other way to eat chili? I think not.
Sunday meant meal planning and grocery shopping. Even at 15 weeks pregnant, I still sometimes find it difficult to pick out a week’s worth of meals. I feel good, with only random bouts of queasiness, but my appetite clearly isn’t still completely normal. Nonetheless, I powered through and am excited for what this week brings.
Sunday- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
Monday- Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with Crusty Bread
Tuesday- Slow Cooker Chana Masala over Brown Rice with Naan (new-to-me recipe)
Wednesday- Grilled Steak Sliders with Crunchy Lemon Garlic Green Beans
Thursday- Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole with Salad (new-to-me recipe)
Friday- Veggie Pizza and Salad
Breakfasts- veggie eggs on bagels, oatmeal, tangerines
Lunches- leftover soup, salads,
I played around with the chicken noodle soup recipe, and the secret is definitely in simmering a whole chicken to make your own broth! The biscuits, however, were step-by-step from Jenna’s Cheddar Chive Biscuit recipe. David LOVED them.
For the food, I hit up 3 of my favorite spots.
Josh’s Farmers Market
then to satisfy my current bagel kick…
(This buys 1 dozen bagels and 1/2 lb of house cream cheese. I freeze half of the bagels for the following week. It’s a pretty good deal!)
And finally, my love…
Healthy Home Market
Thanks to a fresh delivery of FIVE DOZEN farm-fresh eggs from my friend, Jeff (thank you!!!), this week’s grocery total was $96.81.
The only thing I couldn’t find were parsnips. No biggie.
Which store or market is your favorite to going grocery shopping?