After the walkathon, the kids got in the pool (it was 82!) & then Nick had his first league soccer game. They lost in a very close 3-4 match, but it was a fun (& hot) game to watch.
We didn't get home from soccer until 6, so I threw together naan pizzas & salads, and then Nick's friend & his family stopped by to see the house & take Nick with them for a sleepover. He'll be hanging out with his buddy & then going bike racing this afternoon. And, because you can't really see his face very well. .. here is a picture of him last week, trying bike racing for the first time. (Picture for a limited time due to trolls with no life.) He's on the left.
My mom arrives today - super excited! I haven't seen her since the holidays, so we are all looking forward to having Nana around. :-) It's also a strange dinner week, with multiple meals not involving everyone. My dad arrives on Thursday as well.
Saturday - naan pizzas
Sunday - beef kebabs & rice
Monday - M is traveling for work, so the rest of us will have tacos
Tuesday - I have a team dinner - everyone else with have leftovers
Wednesday - out to dinner with my mom. M will make pasta & chicken for himself + the kids
Thursday - PF Chang's delivery (Sam's favorite), as I will be getting home late from picking up my dad at the airport
Friday - homemade risotto
Saturday - leftovers
Sunday - chicken kebabs & rice
When I got home from work on Friday, I looked around & we'd pretty much eaten everything that was originally planned as a leftover. I had no obvious ingredients lingering around for dinner, and no freezer meals. We ate through all of our freezer meals between my international trip & the packing/moving.
So, I quickly defrosted part of a rotisserie chicken (leftover from date night last weekend), made the very last of a bag of quinoa lingering in the pantry & added lime juice & a bunch of spices, unearthed the last of the tortillas from the freezer, and used the last of the cheese to make . . . chicken quinoa tacos. I also had to go to the grocery store to get cake stuff for the school fund raiser, and I picked up an avocado to slice on top (of the tacos :)). It was actually delicious! Necessity being the mother of all invention & all. M really liked it, and & I can see us having this again.
And, on to today's list. Here's what we're up to!
- Wash all sheets/remake beds
- Take Sam to soccer
- Go for a run, or do yoga. I now have a yoga area set up & have rearranged the furniture, so yoga is looking likely.
- Pick up my mom from the airport
- Go for a walk with my mom to show her how to get around the new neighborhood
- Make a to do list & schedule for my mom
- Buy any meal plan ingredients for things my mom needs. I'm hoping she'll make some freezer meals, muffins, breads, etc.
- Sit back & enjoy the sunshine & the pool with my mom & a glass of wine this evening. :-)
What about you? What's the most creative meal you've made lately? And, what are you most looking forward to today? For me, it's definitely #8! :-)