Meals + Winter Break!
So! These are the meals from last week- life is ratcheting up with Luke starting flag football at his school. Tuesday and Thursdays after school pick-up we kill time until 5:00 p.m. and then it will be over at 7:00 p.m....it will make our regular evening dinners challenging so I am reeeeeally going to have to be organized with meal planning. Especially make-ahead meals that we can bring with us!
Here were our last weeks meals...haven't planned for next week but I will get to that-I hope : )
My fave thing I had this week....Thai Iced Tea!
Pioneer Woman's Sloppy Joes
This is sooo good and easy. Ready in no time at all!
This is Pioneer Woman's picture- seriously, sloppy joes are not super photogenic, but she does great with photography as always...
Below is my pic : /
Whipped up this Egg Roll Soup last week, in case you missed it!
Next, made some really big "junk" salads one night- and made a batch of 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce, for dressing and just to put on anything throughout the week- eggs, rice, etc...
For a crazy night, just made my Potato and Sausage Hash except I used ground turkey and red onions and only sweet potatoes- HIGHLY customizable recipe! AND I used the 5 minute magic green sauce on top.
Onto baking- made this Spiced Zucchini Bread from Heather Christo's Blog. It was so good!!! It is gluten free + vegan.
Made these Flourless Chocolate Blender Pancakes for breakfast during the week- good but not sure if I will make these again. The kids wanted chocolate pancakes but they were hoping for regular pancakes with chocolate chips IN them- terrible pic! I don't have good natural lighting in our house!
Just made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bars to take to a friend's house tonight! Some of our BFF's are having us over for dinner tonight and I thought I would try these. I am not telling ANYONE what is in these and see what they think-
One of the BEST meals we had this week was last night! Our friend Mark had our family over for dinner, which melts my heart every time! A single guy, in a one bedroom apartment, has our family over and cooks for us! It blesses me to no end and he sent us home with leftovers. Ladies, this one is a keeper if you can snag him : )
Cedar Planked Grilled Salmon
Complete with brown rice, steamed veggies and some yummy dill, mustard, hot sauce, etc...sauce
He made Rice Krispie treats for us AND Thai Iced Tea!
Have a great week! Keep scrolling if you wanted to see a taste of winter break- lots of friend time, relaxing and of course, having adventures!
Took my buddy hiking! Always a good, much needed time for us to chat and just have fun!
This boy loves to read- again after my own heart, so we do lots of Barnes and Noble dates!
Birthday celebration at Yeah! Burger in Atlanta- yum. AND kids eat free Monday night if you are local and enjoy free food for your kids like I do!
Lego Batman movie!
On the road to FL- a quick trip. It was our Christmas gift to the kids- we are attempting to do "experience based " gifts.
Stayed with "Aunt" Eva and her husband- college and life BFF : )
Eve was completely traumatized from the first ride- the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- she cried through most of it- oops.
Was able to recover with a princess visit!
Luke got fancy with writing his name in cursive!
In Miniland, they had already switched the president/vice presidents ! I thought that was funny- they are on it!
This is how our Legoland day ended... womp womp. A dead car- thankfully we got a jump and were on our way to sit in LOTS of traffic and then Eve proceeded to get a nose bleed in the car *sigh*
BUT Ben's aunt, who is an amazing cook, had an amazing dinner that I didn't take a pic of because were were starving when we got there and she had made chocolate mousse and wine...THAT is the way to end a long park day.
Got to see another college friend!!!
Ended the day on Park Avenue- one of my favorite areas in Orlando- ate at Maestro's with Ben's aunt, uncle and one of his cousins. WE LOVE THEM and it was great to get time with them!