How is it almost the third (full) week in January? I am not complaining though, after the Christmas season, January and February always drag on till we hit March and finally might see some nicer weather, or in our case when we head south for a couple weeks.
Now to back up a few days, Wednesday we decided to get out for a bit, for both of us. Avery has the best naps when we are out so mid day its nice to get out and then usually she’ll nap two plus hours. Anyways, I heard Old Navy had 75% off clearance so we headed up there… great idea for deals, bad idea for my (limited) wallet. I did not get a picture of it all, but I got this workout tank that I love:
I also got workout capris for $8 and LOVE them, their active line has come a long way. I needed new capris since a couple pairs of mine got too stretched out from pregnancy, and I’m kicking myself for not getting another pair now. I am pretty sure the active line is still all 50% off in case anyone else needs new workout gear!
The rest of stuff I picked up was for Avery, including this cute outfit:
In total I spent $40, and I added up the regular prices after and the total was $150! Avery got a fall coat, a few onesies for next winter, a toque, and an outfit for 3-6 months.
Wednesday afternoon my middle brother texted me to say he got in an accident while driving to a job, he said they were all okay but then I saw a photo… it looked horrible! The hit the ditch and flipped upside down. Thank goodness they were okay!
Thursday we went to visit my Grandma and had lunch with her and my youngest brother, and then headed back home to do a few things around the house which including putting away most of Avery’s newborn clothes! I admit it did not make me too sad, I am loving her chunky thighs, her smiles and little personality shining through these days.
And that takes us to today, not much planned, lunch with Chad, a stop at the post office and maybe baking some muffins later today.
I used to always post a recipe with my Foodie Friday post, but somewhere along the line that got lost, I want to start posting more recipes again but cannot promise how often. I am so bad at writing down ingredient quantities when I am cooking. So today I am going to share a recipe from Wednesday night…. Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Red Curry – I am also bad at naming recipes…
Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Red Curry
Serves 2 (plus some leftovers)
1 medium sweet potato – cut into 1’’” chunks
Half a diced orange or red pepper
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
2 cups kale – tear up leaves into smaller pieces
2T red curry paste
1 can light coconut milk
1t ginger (I use a paste)
1T coconut oil
Add coconut oil to pan on medium heat, add sweet potatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring every couple minutes. Add peppers, onion and red curry paste. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add ginger, coconut milk and stir to combine. Cook another 10 minutes on low-medium heat. Once sweet potatoes are soft to your liking, add kale and cook a few minutes.
I served it over a couscous and quinoa blend, rice would be great too.
And finally onto next week’s meal plan – I got sidetracked today…
Saturday – Easy Macaroni Casserole – Skinny Taste
Sunday – Tomato & Red Pepper Soup and Spinach Quesadillas – Good Housekeeping
Monday – Thai Coconut Soup (courtesy of a Twitter friend!) and naan bread
Tuesday – Perogies, bison smokies and kale salad
Wednesday – Turkey burgers and salad
Thursday – Slowcooker Cashew Chicken and Quinoa – Sally Cooks
Friday – BLT pizza – Iowa Girl Eats
Now that this post got a little long I better let you all go and enjoy your Fridays!