Weekly Meal Plan 12/8 - 12/14

Happy Monday- I am a little late this week! 

We had a busy weekend, but it was full of fun things and that makes everything better!  On Friday, we had an adults only night and we to dinner with friends. The restaurant we originally were going to was closed so we went to a new Mexican place and had fantastic guacamole including a table side preparation! I saw a friend at the restaurant and joked that you know you have kids when you are excited to go home and watch recorded American Horror Story episodes you haven't watched yet.... By the way, the episode was totally freaky and a few unexpected twists! 

On Saturday morning we headed to Ron's parents's house for cookie making. Ron's family has made peppernuts (or pfeffernusse) for a long time and this year Kellen got to participate in the family tradition. Kellen helped me arrange the cookies on the sheet- it was so cute!

Kellen also sampled his first peppernut ever! Ron's family loves these cookies and I am not a fan, but I was not surprised when sweet Kellen asked for more after his first bite! He was a natural!

After cookies, we headed to lunch and then home for the evening. On Sunday, I headed back to Appleton for Ron's cousin's baby shower! It was so cute and so fun to celebrate her little boy.  After the shower I stopped to visit a good friend before heading home to pick up my mom, Kellen and Ron for dinner. We went to Grazie's and it is always a family favorite- Kellen loves the spaghetti.  After dinner we met my dad and headed to the Botanical Gardens for the Festival of Lights. We piled into a horse draw wagon and rode around the grounds to see all the beautiful light displays. Kellen was so excited and loved looking at the lights! During the ride he would yell out to his favorite shapes and colors. We headed home after the lights to warm up and go to bed. Kellen hit the pillow hard, Ron watched football and I worked on a few blog posts. Like I said, it was a busy, but fun weekend! 

This week my baby boy is turning two! I do not know time could fly so fast, or that I could love him more and more each day. I am going to leave birthday dinner up to him (he will probably was one of three things: Nicky's, pizza or mac & cheese), but we are celebrating his birthday this weekend with family and a few friends! I wish there was a pause button on him..... 

Here is what is on tap: 

Monday: Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole and Salad
Tuesday: Antipasto Stuffed Chicken and Roasted Garlic Risotto
Wednesday: TexMex Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Potato Wedges
Thursday: Happy Birthday Kellen! Out for Dinner.....TBA
Friday: Out
Saturday: Kellen's Birthday Party and
Sunday: Gyros and Salad