Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekly Meals & Weekend Fun (November 9)

Andy and I are excited that we get to enjoy a long weekend. Unfortunately, it’s going by way too quickly…

We started the weekend early with a lunch date on Friday. We hadn’t really celebrated our anniversary in June as things were really hectic at the time. We therefore decided to go out for a nice lunch. I usually don’t like to splurge on expensive alcohol in a restaurant, but the rose sparkling wine was a nice treat. 

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And we got to go on another date on Saturday because the kid was at a sleepover. We went back to Yucca de Lac in Stanford Shopping Center. I couldn’t believe that the Christmas trees were already up! Yucca de Lac is a nice relaxing place, and I love that I can do a little shopping while we are there!

I actually got a nice winter coat on major sale at Banana Republic; it was originally $359 and with an extra 30% off the sale price it came to $89. I’m going to spend two weeks with my parents in Germany in December, so a truly warm coat (and not a “fake California coat”) is a must. Here is a shot of the back of the coat; Andy insisted on taking the photo in the middle of the store to prove to me that the coat was too big. But I didn’t think so. It’s roomy, but I’ll need some room to add extra layers; it's likely to be quite cold, and I get cold easily, so I'll have to have room for thick sweaters and multiple layers. Plus, the coat is a small and the sleeves of the extra small were too short. I’ll show you the front of the coat in a future post after I have a chance to take some photos.   


Here is what’s on the menu this week:

Meal 1: Spaghetti Squash Casserole.
Meal 2: Black bean burgers & roasted veggies.
Meal 3: Grilled salmon & a salad.
Meal 4: Leftovers - I’ll make extra food of all dishes for lunches as well as leftovers. There are also several portions of soups and stews in the freezer which we’ll have to eat soon.

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

Be well,