A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. Garden eating and step kid vacation edition.
The stepsons headed off on vacation with their mother this week, so hubs and I had some extra dates, stepdog got some extra walks, there was a Trader Joe's haul, and the garden provided a lot of our food.
- Avocado toast x2
- Breakfast Burrito x2
- The return of the homemade Egg McMuffin! This one with chicken sausage.
Saturday: scrambled cheesy eggs with chicken sausage and English muffin
Sunday: homemade Egg McMuffin with bacon
No surprise here, all salads all the time.
Saturday: California Kitchen Margarita Flatbread
Monday (family meal): We had four people but only enough leftover chimichangas to feed three. Easy answer, hubs and kids had the chimichangas and I had a veggie enchilada from my freezer stash. Everyone had cilantro lime rice on the side.
Tuesday (family meal): Our neighbors invited us over for dinner! Grilled brats and corn, baked beans, an orzo salad, and cherry cake for dessert.
Wednesday (date night #1): Bacon chicken ranch burgers and fries.
Thursday (fend for yourself night): hubs had a frozen chicken burrito (homemade), I had a Trader Joe's Sriracha Shrimp bowl.
Friday (date night #2): Chicken Basil Fettuccine - recipe via Blue Apron, ingredients via me. Salads on the side with garden fresh cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.
Saturday (date night #3): out on the town. Sirloin for hubs, bacon cheese burger with sweet potato fries for yours truly (as you will soon learn, I ran 8 miles that morning and inhaled every bite).
Sunday (family meal): the steps are back! We raided the garden for cucumbers, tomatoes, and dill. Ina Garten's tzatiki + Gimme some oven souvlaki.
The good: I prepped everything in the morning so that all we had to do was put the chicken on the grill, chop veggies, and bake fries.
The takeaway which really I already knew: when it comes to foods that they boys aren't familiar with, if I have them help with the cooking they will almost always eat it. But if they aren't familiar with it + didn't have any role in cooking it = no reason to try it.
Leftover chicken basil fettuccine and souvlaki.
Trader Joe's haul deets
- Orange Chicken
- Too Uncanny Red Blend
- Unsalted butter
- Impulse buys
- Sriracha Shrimp Bowl (pretty good)
- Shooting Stars cookies (yum)
Monday: weights and 1.75 mile treadmill run
Tuesday: 5 mile outdoor run. Even at 6AM, it was humid and miserable but I got it done
Thursday: 4 mile treadmill interval run
Friday: weights and 1.75 mile treadmill run
Saturday: 8 mile outdoor run followed by a one mile cool down walk with stepdog
(From the treadmill): How to Get Away with Murder and sniff, I finished A Place to Call Home for now. There's another season coming out next year.
(From the couch): Halt and Catch Fire (just started season four), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, MST3K.
Finished Dover Goes to Pott by Joyce Porter. Next up: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.