Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekend Fun and Weekly Menu (August 31)

We had a relaxing weekend with enough time to get things done around the house. I loved it! It’s so important not to over-schedule ourselves.

On Saturday and Sunday, we started the day with hikes, which was great. But you already know that if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram I love how comfortable the pig looks in its mud bath! It sure knows how to relax!

Sunday Hike

And then I made some time to just hang out and enjoy the Vogue Fall Fashion issue. I don’t plan on buying any new pieces this fall (although I’m eyeing a pair of 70s jeans…), but I love looking at the beautiful photos. Plus, it’s always fun to see what in my closet is somewhat fashionable at the moment...


I also spent some time shopping and meal prepping. Here is what’s on the menu this week. I haven’t decided what to make when, but here are the meals that I have planned:

Meal 1: Homemade pizza with brie cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms. The kid has been asking for homemade pizza for weeks, but somehow I kept forgetting about it. We’ll definitely have it this week! We’ll also have a salad.
Meal 2: Lentil soup with onions, mushrooms, celery, and carrots.
Meal 3: Spinach turkey burgers. (I’ll combine ground turkey with chopped spinach, onion, garlic, a little sesame oil, salt, and pepper and bake the burgers in the oven for about 20 minutes (for small burgers)). I’ll eat them on top of a salad and the boys will have them either with a bun (in the freezer) with onion slices, guacamole, and tomato slices or with some rice. Andy actually prefers them with rice on the side.
Meal 4: Chicken soup and homemade dumplings. I’m on a mission to clean out the freezer, and both the chicken soup and the dumplings have been in there long enough. It’ll be a quick, easy meal.
Friday: Fish. I’ll pick up what’s local, wild and, hopefully, on sale at the Farmers’ Market.

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? Did you make enough time for yourself? What’s on your menu this week? 

Be well,


  1. Really enjoyed the hikes and the relaxing weekend - ready for a long work week.

  2. That looks really good. It's funny about the burgers. We are similar - hubby and kids eat them with buns, and I'm the one who has them in a salad or on top of my cooked veggies. But then I cannot eat as many carbs as they can.

    We are also having pizza tonight - usually tuesday is taco night, but I've got some pita breads to use up - mini pita pizzas it is.

    Our weekend was super busy, but fun. Back-to-school beach party on Friday. More beach party and daycare party on Saturday, plus had the neighbors over for dinner. Neighborhood potluck on Sunday

    1. Your weekend does sound super busy, but I'm glad you had fun! A neighborhood potluck is such a great idea!

      I started eating burgers on salads or roasted veggies when I confirmed my gluten sensitivity. I try to stay away from "gluten-free" products and rather cut out gluten containing foods. I now love eating burgers that way and don't miss the buns anymore.

  3. Love your pictures Andrea! (also love looking at the September Vogue as well) Have a great day!

  4. I am glad you are back to blogging! I missed it, but have been happy to follow you on Instagram - love that your son is begging for pizza! I need to make one with brie - yum!

  5. oh my gosh that pig is so dang cute! what a fun weekend!

    1. Yes, and I love that it knows how to relax... :-)

  6. The hike looks great, we love getting outdoors and exploring :)

    1. Yes, hiking is our favorite way to spend the weekend... :-)