Hello, friends! We took it easy this weekend and I tried to get a bunch of chores done on Saturday. I love starting the week feeling ahead and not behind so it’s been a process lately to really organize my time and stick to my To Do list goals. We enjoyed a bike ride together though and Corinna and I baked granola which was so fun. I love how the smell of freshly baked granola fills our house, although it did make me think of fall because of the spices.
WHAT WE ATE
I plan to share the meals I made the previous week, with links if possible, as some inspiration for your own menu planning.
MONDAY- Not So Fried Chicken Salad– this has become a repeat for us!
TUESDAY- Zucchini and Feta Fritters with Avocado Crema (from this cookbook)- the fritters were a huge hit which I was so happy about!! They’re a great way to use up all that zucchini crop! (p.s. this recipe looks similar)
WEDNESDAY- Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Shallots and Fennel (also from this cookbook but found here with a video)- I wish I had taken a photo but it was probably the best thing we’ve made in awhile. It seriously tasted like a dish you could get at a fancy restaurant. I need to write it down for my recipe book.
FRIDAY- Grilled Shrimp and Caesar Salad
SATURDAY- Burger Night!
SUNDAY- Soba Noodles with Charred Broccoli and Spicy Almond Sauce – a leftover concoction that will hopefully turn out!
I always love a cheese board! This one was super simple but very good.
I made a raspberry frangipane galette (from this cookbook) with raspberries from our neighborhood farm and it turned out so delicious! We all agreed I need to make it again soon!
WHAT I WORE
Baby Beatrice has been fighting her second nap of the day so I’ve been wearing her in my Ergobaby Embrace carrier. It’s so soft and comfortable and I appreciate how easy it is to put on.
Messy braids and pretty Doen blouses for homeschooling days.
My favorite tee is currently on sale! I have the heathered oat color and it really goes with everything!
This gingham Hatch dress is sadly sold out, but linking in case it comes back.
SALES TO NOTE
LOFT– 30% off tops & $49 jeans and pants
Nordstrom– last day of the Anniversary Sale
Everlane– 25% off Best-Selling Styles
ON MY MIND
I know it’s still the beginning of August but it already feels like summer is ending. It feels a little bittersweet because while I’m looking forward to fall, I’m not ready to let go of these long summer days. We’ve developed such a sweet little routine of going on morning walks together, and I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve also been taking evening walks by myself which has been such a highlight. Once the sun starts setting earlier, those evening walks will sadly come to an end, so I’m hoping I can replace that time with something just as fulfilling.
We’ve also been going berry picking at our neighborhood farm and that has been so enjoyable. I’m not joking when I say I’ve realized a goal of mine is to have a mini orchard with lots of berry bushes. There’s just something so rewarding about picking the freshest berries and eating them. Makes me think of one of our favorite Robert McCloskey books.
I hope you all have a lovely week!