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?