You guys, this past week was INSANE. Epic in a total get-under-the-covers kind of way. We returned from a long weekend getaway to Cozumel, Mexico on Sunday evening. I don't know about your kids but our kids love to ruin us for days if we travel. They enjoy torturing us with their actions and drama to ensure that we never even think about leaving them again. Are your crazy people like that, too? No joke, my oldest threw an epic meltdown Monday that lasted from 5-7:30 pm. You read that correctly. 2.5 hours worth of her screaming, throwing them, attempting to hit me over the head with an umbrella, chastising me with her vernacular and utterly laying on the floor in sheer protest of life. I hadn't been grocery shopping due to my lounging on the beach all weekend long, my plan was to take the girls to Whole Foods after their playdate to pick up dinner. The meltdown happened 1.25 minutes after leaving the playdate. By 3 minutes into the meltdown, the Holy Spirit in me counseled me to go straight home rather than attempt Whole Foods. I yielded to His leading. Monday - GF frozen chicken nuggets for the win + leftover rice + canned green beans. Not at all what I wanted to eat. The meltdown continued through dinner. At one point, my daughter questioned the cat: "Tippy! What?! Why are you looking at me like that?!" DRAMA.
Tuesday - my husband worked late so I took the girls to Taqueria Tsuanmi along with one of my besties and her beauties. Kids eat free there on Tuesdays!
Wednesday - I picked up a frozen bag of stir fry veggies from Trader Joe's + rice + apple slices
Thursday - lettuce wraps with seasoned ground beef + guac
Friday - My mother-in-law turned 65 this day so we celebrated! I made Chicken Sausage Sweet Potato Hash along with a salad. I picked up a chocolate cake from Trader Joe's and made Rory's favorite PB banana muffins for her dessert. For her gift, we picked out things she loves--a purple flower from Trader Joe's (Rory insisted on purple), chocolate covered sea salt caramels, mocha cappuccino mix and a nice bottle of Chardonnay. You guys don't even know how much I scored when I married my husband. My in-laws are wonderful, God loving, others centered people. Loved being able to celebrate her.
Saturday - We had the joy of celebrating a good friend's job promotion at Seed in Marietta. Wow! This food was oh so good. I enjoyed the filet mignon with roasted brussel sprouts & cauliflower. God has blessed us beyond measure with relationships. Unbelievably thankful.
I hope this gives you some ideas for what to eat this week! Feel free to share your ideas. I am in a cooking rut.