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Foodie Friday

What a week! I am barely awake right now after a whirlwind (but fun!) week.

Monday was voting day! We walked over after work and got our vote on, Avery was pretty excited with the process since we knew someone running for council.

Avery working on her letter tracing after breakfast one morning:

Wednesday I had my biggest work event of the year. Chloe thought a nap at 7:30am was a good idea so I let her nap then went to work a bit late since ti was a long day for me – I got home at 11pm. My tired brain clearly was not working when I set my alarm for pm not am and slept in the next day.

Photos from my night:

Thursday was a long day and after battling a sore throat for weeks I went to the doctor. Turns out it is okay but he did prescribe me a couple days off work haha. I must’ve looked extra tired 😉

A rare moment of the girls colouring together:

Switching gears to meal planning. Comments on last week’s meals – crockpot chicken & dumplings? Major fail – I think the dumplings need to be in the whole time. The winner from last week would be the lettuce wraps.

This week I decided to do something different and have a meat free week! Lets see if Chad notices 😉

Saturday – Roasted Veggie Fajitas

Sunday – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Crazy Vegan Kitchen) & roasted broccoli

Monday – Black Bean burgers & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata – Simply Recipes

Wednesday – One Pot Mexican Rice Casserole – Damn Delicious

Thursday – Spicy Thai Noodles – Life Made Simple

Friday – Roasted Chickpea Gyros – – Live Eat Learn

We actually have no weekend plans right now! I want to finish up my dresser and just have a quiet weekend 🙂

 

Lindsey

 

Foodie Friday

Happy Friday! So I failed again this week at taking photos to share things from our week but that is life when we do very little that is exciting Monday-Thursday since it is dark at 7pm now. Instead I will share one thing from my week I really like.

This week it is our morning cuddle time. I do not like to rush in the mornings so we all get up early enough to have some chill time. Usually this means 10-20 minutes of cuddling and watching TV after breakfast. It is one of my favourite times of the day 🙂

Avery is watching the TV – promise she is not that mad at me 😉 And Chloe just loves to smile for my phone camera!

And as I type this I think I might have come down with a fever/flu a few hours ago – I am hoping a good nights sleep keeps it away!

Onto meal planning!

Saturday – PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Averie Cooks

Sunday – Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings – Budget Bytes

Monday – Pizza night & roasted cauliflower

Tuesday – Simple Mushroom & Broccoli Stir-Fry & smokies – Budget Bytes

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Friday – Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans include finishing my dresser (maybe!), a trip to a pumpkin patch and hopefully a run outside Sunday morning 🙂

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

So this week we saw snow – too soon! But luckily it melted fast. It was a blur of a week and I am not sure how it is Thanksgiving weekend already! I told myself I would take more photos this week an failed miserably – I took two.

Miss.C working hard on her laptop Monday after work:

And the girls chilling on the couch while I made supper Tuesday – I hate using the TV but it makes cooking supper etc so much easier!

Other than that I was once again thankful for lunch hour workouts since it seems to be the only time I have to workout now, I am working hard on refinishing our bedroom furniture ( two nightstands and our dresser) for a mini bedroom makeover and Wednesday I worked a 12+ hour day – OY.

I have been trying a lot of new recipes lately and had some awesome wins – that chicken pot pie soup from last week – SO good! I love trying new recipes but hate searching for them – meal plan takes me a solid hour these days!

Saturday – Cauliflower Fried Rice – Eat Yourself Skinny

Sunday – Thanksgiving

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Spaghetti & turkey meatballs

Wednesday – Salmon Tacos with mango salsa – Diet Hood

Thursday – Black Bean burgers (Costco) & salad

Friday – Spicy Tuna Avocado Wraps & sweet potato fries – Eat Yourself Skinny

This weekend we have family photos, and we are hosting Thanksgiving – I hope everyone enjoys this weekend with lots of food and family and friends 🙂

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

I am actually off work today – YAY! But with a huge to do list, starting with a pre-school field trip, then a hair appointment and getting our rental house ready for a new tenant. Hopefully we finish early and can enjoy some of this weather before it leaves us!

Our week… All week was so nice out. Monday evening Chad suggested skipping baths that night and going for a walk. So happy we did!

Tuesday I worked late, Wednesday I had book club and last night more rental house stuff 😉 So it was busy.

I am so thankful for lunch hour workouts these days, not sure when I would work out if not!

My favourite new lunch hour hang out, My Revolution – post coming soon on this!

Meal planning!

Saturday – Greek Chicken Wraps & sweet potato fries

Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie Soup & biscuits – Gimme Some Oven

Monday – Shrimp Fried Rice – Averie Cooks

Tuesday – Crockpot Chicken Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen

Wednesday – Leftovers for the family since I work late

Thursday – eanut Chicken with Noodles – Averie Cooks

Friday – Italian Chicken Pasta Salad & Garlic toast – Averie Cooks

Weekend plans! I signed up for a race tomorrow morning only to realize it leaves me 10 minutes to get from swimming lessons to the start line and that will not happen so sadly it is out. I will be on the look for another one since I had hoped to run a 10km race this fall. And then we are just getting the final things done at the rental house and I have a longer to do list at home since Sunday looks rainy.

Enjoy your weekends!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

Well it is official we had our first snow yesterday – blah! But it did not accumulate or stay thankfully and the weekend looks sunny again 🙂

Our week could have been better – both Chad and I came down with colds 🙁 Chloe had a runny nose for a couple days and Avery lucked out. So this meant a quiet week for us all.

Tuesday night we did have a date night for our anniversary and the concert we had planned to go through got cancelled so instead we went for supper and drinks. I was feeling crappy so we headed home after that but still had a nice night out.

 

I took no photo of the girls this week except one of Avery helping Chloe when we got home, Chloe refuses to let me help her with her shoes and coat – only Avery is allowed:

Exercise wise I got three lunch classes, two spin classes and a yoga class. I have to admit lunch classes are really awesome these days, it frees up my evenings and lets me extra sleep in the morning.

With this cooler weather brings fall-inspired suppers which I was so ready for!

Saturday – BBQ Chicken Quesadillas – Budget Bytes

Sunday – Turkey Chili

Monday – One Pot Sausage Pasta – Two Peas & Their Pod

Tuesday – Minestrone Soup & grilled cheese – Two Peas & Their Pod

Wednesday – Easy Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry – Damn Delicious

Thursday– Turkey Avocado Club Wraps & sweet potato fries

Friday – Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls – Budget Bytes

This weekend we have a community BBQ and my niece’s 2nd birthday party and that will be more than enough for me! Enjoy your weekends!

Lindsey