Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekly Menu & Weekend Fun (October 19)

We had a low-key and relaxing weekend.

On Friday and Sunday, we went hiking at Rancho San Antonio. Parking can be a challenge on the weekend, but we have found that if you just wait in one of the parking lots (instead of driving in circles, trying to “chase” someone who is leaving), you usually get a space before too long. There is also street parking in the nearby neighborhood, and the walk into the park is pleasant.  

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We also made it to a Pumpkin Patch. At first the kid thought he was too old (and cool), but he ended up enjoying it.

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Here is what’s on the menu this week:

Meal 1: Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken and Fried Rice - this recipe is from Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine. It sounds delicious, and I’m sure the boys will love it.
Meal 2: Baked sweet potatoes with cheese, salsa, & black beans & a salad.
Meal 3: Butternut squash/kale soup with white beans. I made this for the first time a few weeks ago. At the time, the kid didn’t particularly care for it, but I thought it was delicious.
Meal 4: Salmon burgers & roasted veggies.

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What’s on your menu this week?

Be well,
Andrea

20 comments:

  1. pumpkin patch seems fun for everyone at all ages! ;) we just got our pumpkins for the year too! :)

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    1. Yes, it is fun. But it's interesting that the kid is starting to think he is "too old" for certain things... :-)

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  2. Aw, I miss the pumpkin patch days! I was watching Food Network yesterday and Trisha Yearwood came on - she says she lives by the 80% 20% rule - 80% healthy, 20% indulgent - she made a kale soup that actually looked really good!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/kale-soup.html

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    1. I like the 80/20 rule! I'll have to check out the kale soup!

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  3. Looks like fun. Your son is looking so grown up!

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    1. I know. Time is going by too quickly... :-)

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  4. This looks like a lot of fun and reminds me of when my son was younger and we would decorate for Halloween together...enjoy your time with him they grow up fast. He is very cute :)
    Nora
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    1. Thanks, Nora!

      Yes, I am so aware of how quickly times go by. His brother is 24, and it seems just like yesterday that he was that little...

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  5. We dont do much with pompkin in the Netherlands. But youre recepies for the week sounds good. I am trying to go a bit less with the carborates during the week. So here it will be a lott of salads.
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  6. We had a lot of family time with my husband's family! This week we have a lot of soups on the menu

    Anna
    Happy Medley

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    1. Soup is the prefect fall food! I love making a few different soups on the weekend and then just eating them during the week. In fact, I should do that soon!

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  7. You guys look adorable at the pumpkin patch!! Such fun and great memories!!

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  8. Good to see you hiking again regularly. Our weekend was low key too since we just got home from a week away. For my menu: check my post later today which is all about food as usual on Wednesday :)

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    1. Yes, it's been great to get out in nature as a family on a regular basis!

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  9. Love the pumpkin patch pics!!! I wish the grandkids were closer. At least I have one here! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jody! It's sad when grandchildren are far away, and you don't get to do some of the fun stuff together...

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  10. I really miss going to the pumpkin patch now that the kids are teens. Glad to see your guy ended up enjoying himself after all!

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    1. I'll have to make sure to make the pumpkin patch happen for at least a few more years! :-)

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