Can I first give a huge birthday shout out to my mom? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Along the way a few of you have given me the ultimate compliment by saying you think I’m a good mom (I’ll admit I go back and read those comments on repeat on my less than stellar mothering days), but really, you should see this lady. The best. Love you Momma!
Now to the weekend, which was quite typical in many ways. Outdoor projects, outdoor playing, indoor cleaning. Largely, the norm. However, a few weekend events shook things up for me. Like…
grocery shopping on a Friday! Hold onto your hats, we’re a wild bunch around here.
After fending off the sniffles as a family and not meal planning the week before, we were flat out of food by Friday. I took both girls shopping with a full list and things actually went fairly smoothly. A benefit to Friday shopping is that all items are still well-stocked and we end up eating in a lot more over the weekend too, like grilling buffalo chicken sandwiches on Saturday night.
Speaking of out of the norm, I got to enjoy a breakfast out SANS KIDS with a (new) friend, Hillary, the founder of Lumi Juice.
I got to learn about the differences between different juices on the market and high pressure processing, but I also just had a blast chatting with Hillary about life in general. She’s incredibly personable and smart and I really loved chatting with her. Plus she sent me home with some juices to try.
Also out of the ordinary for me…
Why yes, yes, getting dressed in general is a little outside of the norm, but I wore WHITE JEANS. I haven’t worn white jeans in years because my legs aren’t typically my favorite feature to highlight, but bootcamp is treating me right and I’m feeling pretty confident in this body of mine right now. Let’s ignore the fact that I wore white before Memorial Day (fashion friends, is that still a rule?) and ended up with a dirt stain on the knee… I wore white jeans and felt comfortable in them! Wheeeee!
Now more on the typical side of things, I did a little food prep on Sunday. A new kombucha batch, prepped some veggies and baked some sandwich rolls.
Recipe still in development, but the good thing about a bread fail is that even the bad batches still taste pretty great.
I switched things up by prepping some breakfast for the busy week ahead too. I made a batch of these whole wheat oatmeal pancakes to freeze.
Yes, the look lumpy, but they really surprised me- delicious! The girls gobbled them up and I only had 5 little pancakes left to freeze. I will definitely be making them again.
The weekend came to a close with an episode of Game of Thrones and digging into this easy dinner.
A friend gave me the idea and it’s so simple! Potatoes, carrots, red pepper, onion and sausage, all cut into bite-sized pieces and tossed with olive oil, 1-2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning and 4 minced garlic cloves with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for about an hour- an hour and 15 minutes, mixing once or twice, and devour. It’s delicious!
For two hungry people, I usually use 2 large sweet potatoes, a russet potato, 2 red peppers, 1 large onion and a couple carrots with one large sausage.
Do you have a clothing item that you love but are sometimes intimidated to wear?
What is your favorite easy dinner to make?