So I lost track of my days and totally did not know today was Friday! For Christmas I got an InstaPot so next week I am going to start to try it out since I am seeing recipes for it everywhere!
Boxing Day we did a little shopping, I went for a run with a friend and then took down all the Christmas decor except the trees. Yesterday was a organize and purge day! Me and the girls tackled a lot and started to collect things for a spring garage sale. After Chloe’s nap we played outside and at the park to get rid of cabin fever – we cannot stay home all day without going crazy 😉
Meal planning! This might be one of my last blog posts for meal planning – I am debating moving them to my Instagram Stories and saving them as a collection so they are always visible. Only downside? No links!
Saturday – Chad’s Grandma’s
Sunday -Vegan Sweet Potato Tofu Bowls – Running on Real Food
Monday – Make Ahead Yeast Rolls and Creamy Roasted Mushroom Soup – Damn Delicious
Tuesday – Mango Black Bean Salad & InstaPot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Wednesday – InstaPot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa – Skinnytaste
Thursday – One Pot Veggie Spaghetti – Family Food
Friday – Blackened Shrimp Tacos – Budget Bytes
This weekend we are visiting with family and I am continuing my organize and purge mission! And probably will go out skating as well.
ear.Anyone else celebrating the last day of work/school before Christmas holidays today? We are! I am lucky to be off every Christmas until the New Year but the 11 days fly by!
This week continued to be too nice for December which prompted another lunch run – probably the nicest in a long time!
Bath time fun with our favourite Rocky Mountain Soap bubbles:
It was kind of a rough week for the kids – just easily irritable – I blame the Christmas excitement – who can blame them?!
On to meal planning! For the first time in 5 years I am not hosting Christmas dinner!! I love doing it but it is a busy couple of days so I am glad for the break this year.
My plan this week and next is to double a few supper meals to make freezer meals for the new year.
Saturday – Fish Tacos
Sunday – Family Christmas #1
Monday – Christmas Eve tradition – Chinese food
Tuesday – Christmas Dinner – I am supplying a few vegan dishes!
Wednesday – Shrimp Pesto Pasta
Thursday – Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce – Oh She Glows
Friday – Turkey Kale Pasta Bake – ifoodreal
Weekend plans – We are hoping to go skating a couple times, maybe sneak out for a date night, and have our first family Christmas!
Happy Friday! The highlight of our week was taking an afternoon off to finish up a few small gifts then picking up the girls from dayhome, taking them to their favourite pizza place (Famoso) then to look at the city hall lights:
Saturday – Pancakes & turkey bacon –>late lunch/early supper before our train ride!
Sunday – Spinach and Turkey Meatballs & quinoa pasta – Budget Bytes
Monday – Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup & biscuits – Damn Delicious
Tuesday – Thai Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl – My Fresh Perspective
Wednesday – Sheet Pan Fajita Rice Bowls – As Easy As Pie
Thursday – Greek Chicken Wraps & sweet potato fries
Friday – Fish Tacos
This weekend we have tickets to go on a “Polar Express” train ride with Santa! And we are still being spoiled with the weather so will probably get outside lots too!
Happy Friday! Besides from the girls waking up way too early this week we had a good week – I volunteered with work for the city school lunch program, we had a family movie night at Avery’s school and I finished Christmas shopping!
After bath crazies:
How they have so much energy when they are up at 5-5:30am I have no idea!
Saturday – Toasted Veggie Sandwiches & sweet potato fries
Sunday – Bibimbap – Budget Bytes
Monday – Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus – Cooking Classy
Tuesday – Teriyaki Baked Tofu with rice & broccoli – Garden Grazer
Wednesday – Honey Garlic Salmon, roasted potatoes and broccoli
Thursday – Turkey Taco Burrito Bowls
Friday – Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir-fry – Budget Bytes
Weekend plans include my Christmas party, our community holiday event and possibly Christmas baking!
Happy Friday – and last day of December!
Scenes from our week – two little girls claiming not to be tired but…
Story of our lives 😉
If anyone has any easy/fast suppers pass them my way – I am struggling these days!
Saturday – Christmas Party #1
Sunday – Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice – How Sweet Eats
Monday – Speedy Teriyaki Veggie Noodle Bowl – Oh She Glows
Tuesday – Mini Smile Pizzas & salad (Avery came home with a kid’s cookbook and this was her pick to make)
Wednesday – Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Kale – Gimme Some Oven
Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos – Kristine’s Kitchen Blog
Friday – Christmas Party #2
Weekend plans include Chad’s Christmas party, the girl’s first sleepover and brunch with Santa!