Hi friends! Getting this post up a little later than I would have liked, but I’m happy to be doing it. I’ve loved these weekly check-ins especially because it seems time is flying. While we had some snow this week, spring is in our future! The forecast predicts 70-degree days Easter weekend and I almost can’t believe it. It’s going to be such a nice change! I already told Matthew I plan on spending as much time outside as possible once it warms up. Playtime, reading, homeschooling, meals, all outside!
WHAT WE ATE
my plan is to share the meals I made the previous week, with links if possible, as some inspiration for your own menu planning.
MONDAY- French Lentil Soup– We all loved this recipe! It was so easy to make and very comforting on a snowy day.
TUESDAY- Enchilada Casserole with Quinoa- I was inspired by this recipe but ended up doing my own thing based on what we had in the fridge. I loved the idea though and it came together very quickly.
WEDNESDAY- Hot Honey Chicken with Lemon Oregano Potatoes– Matthew is a big fan of Mike’s Hot Honey so I had to make this recipe for him. I left the hot honey sauce off for the kids and they still loved it!
THURSDAY- Salmon and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Sesame Glaze and Cauliflower Rice- This is one of our go-to recipes and we’ve made it countless times over the past several years, sometimes with tofu, shrimp, or salmon, broccoli, etc. It’s a keeper of a recipe!
FRIDAY- Eggplant Parmesan– This is one of our go-to recipes and while it takes a bit of work, it’s so worth it! We always LOVE it, even the leftovers!
SATURDAY- pizza & salad night! The kids had pizza and I had leftover eggplant parmesan.
SUNDAY- Shrimp Pad Thai with miracle noodles – have you ever had those miracle noodles? They’re gluten-free, made from a Konjac plant, and take on whatever taste the sauce is. They work especially well in an Asian-inspired dish.
Corinna and I baked banana bread together which was so fun! She loves to put on her personalized apron and help me. We got this apron for the holidays, but it works well year-round!
I also made sourdough pancakes this weekend that were so delicious! I think it needs to be a Sunday morning tradition!
WHAT I WORE
With the cold weather, I’ve still been in my leggings most days, but I did wear my new Gap jeans with my black nursing-friendly bodysuit.
SALES TO NOTE
GAP– 40% off with code TREAT and 50% off Dresses, Tops, and Pants. Plus an extra 10% off with GAPDEAL
EVERLANE– up to 30% off spring essentials. My favorite tee shirt and trench coat are both on sale, along with so many other classics.
ON MY MIND
Baby Beatrice is getting so busy and even rolled from her back to belly for the first time on March 31st! She loves to be held and while we have loved our bouncer, I think I need to look into another activity center that will be more interesting for her. Plus, she’s so close to sitting up on her own so the bouncer won’t work for much longer anyway. It’s so bittersweet because that bouncer has been a favorite with all three kiddos and I can’t believe it’s already time to retire it. I’m looking into getting this Skip Hop activity center but please let me know if any of you have a suggestion for another one.
Easter is next weekend and I saved a bunch of ideas on my Amazon storefront if you’re looking for anything. How cute is this floral bunny or these sunnies? As for food, I only know I’m planning on making a carrot cake. Earlier this year I was thinking about how I really want to have certain traditions for holidays with specific desserts. Carrot cake seems like the perfect one for Easter. Since Matthew and I are still attempting a low-carb and refined sugar-free diet, I’m going to make the carrot cake from the Sweet Laurel cookbook. It’s supposed to be a favorite in their bakery. I’d love to know what any of you are making, or foods you look forward to on Easter Sunday!
I hope you all have a lovely week!
love this photo of Matthew with Augustine and Beatrice. They all had the fluffiest hair the other day so I had to capture it!