Monday, October 26, 2015

Weekly Meals & Weekend Fun (October 26)

Our weekend was quite busy.

On Saturday, there was soccer, a birthday party, and a beerwalk in Willow Glen (Andy’s writing gig is tough!). Beerwalks are a lot of fun since you get to visit businesses that you may not otherwise visit in charming neighborhoods (Willow Glen, Campbell, Japantown). Last year, I bought some great boots in Willow Glen. Unfortunately, we only stopped by for a little bit as we had to get to the birthday party.

Beerwalk1
Beerwalk2

And on Sunday there were two more birthday parties, including the kid's. We went walking every day, but I really missed our hikes this weekend...

BdayBoy

It’s going to be another busy week, and I decided to make it soup/stew week. I already made the beef stew and the lentil soup and will make the other soup and stew during the week. Plus, the soups and stews will also work great for lunches. Everyone can decide what he/she wants to eat each day. I’ll also have some bread for the boys and may make some grilled cheese sandwiches on request. Plus, there is a big bag of washed lettuce, cucumber slices, carrots and radishes for salads

Stew 1: Slow cooker beef stew. This is a recipe from Tami at Nutmeg Notebook. Tami became vegan a few years ago, and she has great vegan meal ideas on her blog and on Instagram. We don’t eat a lot of meat, and I love getting meatless meal ideas and recipes from her. But this is an old recipe that used to be one of her go-to recipes when she still ate meat. I really like it, and it’s super simple as it cooks itself. I doubled the recipe and froze several portions.
Stew 2: Veggie Chickpea stew. I used to make this stew all the time but then somehow forgot about it. I’m excited to make it again.
Soup 1: Lentil soup.
Soup 2: Curried carrot soup. - This is a Conscious Cleanse recipe that we love all year.

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? Did you get to relax enough? We had a lot of fun, but, unfortunately, our weekend was a bit too busy. What’s on your menu this week? I’m excited about stew/soup week and hope it’ll make the week a little less stressful.

Be well,
Andrea

14 comments:

  1. highlight of our weekend is definitely getting engaged!
    I love soup/stew during winter, it's so warning and filling. I just made a sour spicy soup that we both loved, will make it again this week.

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    1. Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

      I saw the sour spicy soup on your post; I'll have to put it on our menu soon!

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  2. You know the highlight of my weekend was getting my house back in order - now I can't wait to get the back half of the house done!

    Happy birthday to your little man, who isn't that little anymore!

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    1. Enjoy your gorgeous living room!!!

      Yes, he's growing up too quickly!

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  3. Holy moly you guys had a busy week with birthdays! You must have had so much cake haha. I love making stew. It's so easy and filling!

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    1. Yup, a bit too much of everything... :-)

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  4. Mmm, i like a good stew! And fishsoup!
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    1. I like fish soup/stew but have never made it myself. I'll have to look into it!

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  5. With the cooler weather arriving this past Sunday a good, hearty soup (lentil for me) sounds like the perfect comfort food.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  6. What fun - busy but fun!!!!! Enjoy it while we can!!! :)

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  7. Those soups and stews sound wonderful, I can't wait for it to get cooler in LA. Your son is so cute and it looks like you had a great weekend.
    Nora
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    1. Thanks, Nora! It's still warm in the Bay Area but finally cool enough to enjoy soups and stews!

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