Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Our weekend started when I took my daughter to a Brownie bonfire on Friday night. I was a Brownie for a year when I was a girl, and it wasn’t for me. But this is my daughter’s second year as a Girl Scout, and she’s really enjoying it. There are a couple of after-school meetings each month, many great activities and events, and lots of time with her good friends. As a parent, I really appreciate the positive values of team-building, self-confidence, and leadership that the Girl Scouts teach.
I was thrilled to have a pretty relaxed day at home on Saturday. I spent some time reading The Bucolic Plague, planted the last of the spring-blooming bulbs, made pumpkin bread, and did some laundry and cleaning. Yesterday, my in-laws came for a visit (from New Jersey), and they took us out to lunch at a yummy restaurant in Saratoga Springs, Scallions. We then checked out the fall festival at West Mountain. I got to chat with my in-laws, while my husband and daughter went on a haunted hayride.
The Week Ahead
My daughter has the first of four, fall early dismissal days today. School is dismissed at 11:40, and the teachers spend the rest of the day holding parent-teacher conferences. I’ll be hitting the grocery store in the morning, then taking my daughter to her doctor’s office to get her flu shot after she gets home.
This week, I’m working Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and home again on Friday. I’ll be using that day to bake a cake or cupcakes for my daughter’s family birthday party at my parents’ house, (about 2.5 hours away), on Saturday. We’ll get to see a number of my family members, including my sister and one of my nephews, who are coming in from the Boston-area. We’re spending the night there, which means I won’t be cooking that night – woo hoo! On Sunday afternoon, we’ll drive home, so I planned a quick and easy dinner for that night. With all that in mind, here’s what’s on my dinner meal plan this week:
- Monday: Shrimp w/ jasmine rice and roasted broccoli
- Tuesday: Sausage, lentil, and kale soup w/ bread
- Wednesday: Easy macaroni and cheese from Real Simple Easy, Delicious Meals w/ roasted asparagus
- Thursday: Leftovers
- Friday: Lemon-Dijon salmon with potatoes and green beans
- Saturday: Off!
- Sunday: Ravioli w/ frozen veggies
What’s for dinner at your house this week?
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