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,