After the super relaxing 3-day Labor day weekend we geared up for a short week. Gosh the 4 day week flew by so quick! A fun outing on Thursday night didn’t hurt either.
Tomorrow I’m jumping on a plane to head to Vermont for Blog Brulee!!! I’m pumped…just oh-so slightly concerned about leaving Maggie Mae home alone with Andrew. After Vermont my parents are meeting up with me and we’re heading up to Maine for all the lobster we can eat. If you’re familiar with Vermont or Maine…let me know where we MUST eat! Next Wednesday I’ll share a recap of the trip!
Monday: Parmesan Chicken + snap peas sauteed in some butter.
Tuesday: Salmon + Brussels & Potato Gratin. Gratin recipe was from Fall edition of Go Gluten Free Magazine.
Wednesday: Taco Salads! Chips // Lettuce // sauteed ground beef // tomatoes // a whole lotta guacamole // Cabot extra sharp cheddar. Plus some sparkling water + lime juice (AKA wannabe margarita). This is the first meal I’ve made that Andrew wouldn’t eat. It has chips…what’s not to like?!
Thursday: Out to dinner at Yard House. I got the BBQ Chicken Salad minus the fried onions. LOVED IT. It was exactly what I wanted. I had planned to help Andrew with his fries but they were gross. They tasted stale and rubbery. But no french fries left more room for froyo: Hazelnut yogurt with oreo topping.
Friday: Chicken & Gnocchi Soup recipe from the Fall edition of Go Gluten Free Magazine. Very similar to chicken & dumplings but so much easier because you don’t have to make the dumplings…you just dump in the pre-made gnocchi. This had shredded chicken, carrots, onions and spinach. This made awesome leftovers.
Saturday: So Saturday night I wanted to go out but Andrew wanted to stay in. Our dinner out Thursday ended up being a wee-bit pricey because someone loves his Guinness. So we ended up staying in Andrew cooked up some dinner. Nachos with chicken sausage, tomatoes, beans and cheese. When Andrew was cooking he said he felt so out of place in our kitchen. I thought it was funny since we’ve lived together in this house for almost 9 months now. I think that means I should be less controlling and let him cook more.
Sunday: Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes paired with an arugula, walnut & Pecorino Romano salad. This pork was the first recipe I’ve made from the How Sweet Eats Seriously Delish Cookbook. The roasted grapes were different for us…they reminded Andrew a lot of black olives. He hates olives, but I love olives so I thought they were delish.
leftover polenta pizza + salad.
Semi-homemade pizza (we bought the whole wheat crust) after church on Sunday. Then we watched football while I worked on a paper for grad school. I told Andrew we should start making pizza every Sunday after church. It’s not super heavy as long as it’s whole wheat and topped with at least some veggies.
Cookies for breakfast! These were part of some recipe testing for a new project Andrew and I are working on. Paired with a chocolate protein-shake after a squat workout.
Homemade chai tea latte + pumpkin breakfast bake. So ready for autumn. The 40 degree weather forecast for Vermont this weekend will probably have me craving summer though. I’m holding off on buying pumpkins to decorate the house until at least September 22nd. Except, I probably won’t make it that long.
overnight oats + Nature’s Path Maple cereal.
pb + chocolate chips + pretzels.
pb mug cake. Recipe is something like 3 tablespoons oat flour, 1/2 mashed banana, 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter, 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, dash cinnamon, a pinch salt and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
And that’s it! Hope everyone is having a great week!!