Weekly Meal Plan 2/23 - 3/1

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend!  On Friday, we had dinner with my parents, but not before a bit of vehicle excitement. On the way to dinner Ron’s car started making a clunking sound and we quickly went home to grab our other car, drop off his at the shop and switch cars….all in a lovely snow storm. I was feeling a bit stressed and crabby, but was very thankful to my big glass of cabernet when we finally made it to the restaurant.  After dinner, we headed home and settled into bed early because we have lots on the agenda for the weekend.  On Saturday, this little guy was up and ready for swimming in the late morning, but not before a big breakfast of yogurt, raspberries, a waffles and turkey sausage.  Kellen loved breakfast at home on the weekend and I love to make him his favorites!

After breakfast, I ran around to get my grocery shopping done and flowers picked up for a Blessing Way the following afternoon. I spied these babies on the shelves (new this year is sour watermelon)! My sister and I are big Peep fans, and always get excited when they pop up…esp the  pink bunnies. 

In the afternoon, we went swimming with our friends and had a fantastic time! Kellen is a little fish and loves the pool. He is actually starting swim class with my mom This week he was really excited when we talked about it, and I hope he continues loving it!  During the afternoon I ran around a little more before heading home to get ready for burgers and gifts at our friend’s house. The kids are all close in age and were so fun to watch run around together!  We left around 8 to get Kellen home for bed and catch up on an episode of Cold Justice  (love that show).

On Sunday, I prepped for my friend's Blessing Way. A Blessing Way or Mother's Blessing stems from an old native american ceremoney to honor a mother-to-be. The blessing is all about nurturing and celebrating motherhood.  There are many different things you can do, but we opted to a rock ceremony, a cord ceremony and a candle ceremony. We also sipped a little raspberry leaf tea. 

and of course there was henna for the mama-to-be and guests. Do you like my dragon tail? I wanted dragon tails and chains- Mother of Dragons & Breaker of Chains (could I be a bigger Game of Thrones nerd right now?)!

We enjoyed spaghetti with meat sauce, caprese salad and garlic knots for dinner.  I also made a few mocktails for the group- blood orange and pineapple!  We had such a lovely evening- I was sad when it was over!


Ron and I cleaned to house and relaxed with Kellen for the remainder of the evening.  However, the weekend was not complete until my friend Emily sent me this gem. I of course needed to pass it to my creepy-ass doll loving sister because I love to scare her. Her response was classic and I just needed to share this bit of hilarity with you this morning!

This week, like I mention before, Kellen starts swimming! We are also heading to Appleton to have dinner with the Lecker Family. We normally like to grab dinner together to celebrate birthdays since we have two clusters of birthday in February and late April/early May.  This weekend I am looking forward to drinks and dinner with my friend Amanda for a little post birthday celebration! 
Have a great week!
Here is what is on tap:
Monday: Chicken Sandwiches for Chopped Challenge
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Burgers with Caramelized Onion, Bacon Brie Burgers and Potato Wedges
Thursday: Out with the Leckers
Friday: Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken, Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Brussel
Saturday:  Out
Sunday: Lunch- Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion Dinner-Roasted Herb De Provence Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans