Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekly Menu & Weekend Fun (September 28)

I had been feeling under the weather all last week, and Friday was the first day I felt better. I was so thankful. It’s so easy to take feeling “normal” for granted!

We started the weekend with an early Korean dinner at Choi’s in Santa Clara. We really enjoy the side dishes (banchan) there. There was a new (to us) egg dish, and the kid couldn’t get enough of it. He also loves the marinated potatoes and the noodles (japchae). I pretty much love all of them!
Chois Banchan
We ordered a meal for two that comes with all sorts for greens to wrap the meat in. It was more than enough food for the three of us.
Chois Greens
Then we headed to the park. Andy and the kid played soccer while I worked on getting some more steps (I had been really low for the day…).
Sunset Walk
On Saturday, we did a lot of work around the house, the kid had soccer, and then one of his friends came over to play.


On Sunday, we got to go on a great hike.   
I also did some meal prep and got to play with some Spanish olive oil in the kitchen. I’ll post some of my kitchen experiments later in the week. 
The Olivique Olive Oil
Here is what’s on the menu for the coming week:

Meal 1: Spaghetti squash with veggie meat sauce and roasted veggies. I cooked a huge pot of veggie meat sauce and roasted some veggies on Sunday. I’ll be eating the leftovers for lunch throughout the week.
Meal 2: Lentil soup with sausage. The leftovers will also be lunches.
Meal 3: Salad with smoked salmon.
Meal 4: Homemade pizza and a salad - yes, this is on the menu a lot lately! But the boys really love it!

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What was the best thing you ate? What are you going to eat this week? 

Be well,


  1. Oh yum your meal plan for the week sounds great! :)

    I've been eating a lot of soup too, even though it's spring here. The weather has been quite unexpectedly cold!

    Glad to hear you are feeling better, sorry you were unwell!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thanks, Mica!

      I love soups and could eat them pretty much every day... :-)

  2. I actually took my sister grocery shopping this weekend because she doesn't have a car and didn't end up having time to grocery shop for me. But I know I have plenty of stuff in the fridge/freezer/pantry to get us through the week - I'll probably just swing by the store tonight to pick up almond milk and some veggies to round out the meals.

    Tony and I went to a Korean BBQ place where you could grill your own meat at the table - while the meat was excellent, I had the best time trying all the side dishes - yum!

    1. You are always great about making meals with what you have and then "accessorizing" them!

      Yes, the Korean side dishes are the best! I usually eat so much of them that I don't have much room for the main course... :-)

  3. It looks like you had a terrific meal!

    I love that shot of the park at sunset - it looks beautiful.

    1. Thanks Pam! Have a great week!

  4. Great to keep up to date with your meal plans.

  5. Hi Andrea,

    Your photos are gorgeous and I love your weekly menu! It sounds wonderful! :)

  6. Now that school is back in I will be going back to meal planning. It always falls by the wayside over the summer. Looks like there are some great trails in your area!

    1. Yes, I don't do much meal planning in the summer either... :-)

      And, yes, we are very fortunate to live near some awesome trails.

  7. It's really starting to cool down here and now I want chili. Lentils and sausage sound ood too!

    1. It's finally cooling down here a bit. I'll have to put chili on the menu soon! :-)