Happy Thanksgiving week!! This is one of our favorite weeks of the year and I am so happy it’s here. We are hosting this year for the first time and it will be so nice to celebrate with our in-town family members. My plan tonight (Saturday) is to finish this blog post and then get my giant grocery list written and organized. I know I’ll feel so much better once that is done.
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- Immunity Soup – one of my friends brought this to a Mom’s Favorite Soup Night and I LOVED it. The source is random but the soup is delicious! I think I’m going to always add 10 cloves of garlic to my soups now. I mean, of course, right?
TUESDAY- Cheesy Baked Tacos
WEDNESDAY- Blackened Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls– This was so yummy! The hot honey mustard dressing was beyond delicious!
THURSDAY- Balsamic Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Basil Vinaigrette– I mean a favorite is a favorite! This is going to be in our rotation from here on out, I’m sure!
FRIDAY- Pork Chops and Mac and Cheese for the Kids
SATURDAY- Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna– We made this for our friends and everyone loved it, especially the kids!
SUNDAY- Sheet Pan Salmon with Broccoli and Rice- an easy freezer/pantry go-to!
I also made these sourdough pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they were so yummy! The recipe makes 2 dozen so I happily have some in our freezer for last-minute get-togethers or surprise treats for the kids.
We’ve been making these spiced banana pancakes this fall and they’re so delicious with the warming spices! I’ve been playing around with different combos and today I subbed in some cinnamon and nutmeg and decreased the pepper.
WHAT I WORE
Turtlenecks are the perfect layering piece during winter and I’m already reaching for them. I especially love them under this Hatch dress with the v-neckline.
I got this brown quilted jacket from Jones NY and it’s such a great piece for fall. I sized up so I can wear it with light sweaters but I like the slightly oversized look.
SALES TO NOTE
Anthropologie– Their sale section is an extra 40% off right now! I always love searching for unique gifts on their site.
Everlane– Up to 50% off almost everything!
GAP- 40% off your purchase & 50% off jeans!
ON MY MIND
Boise friends, you have to go to see Amber Rose for a facial. I went today and it was so amazing. I’ve been wanting to book an appointment to see Amber for at least the past year. She is so sweet, very knowledgeable, and gives the most amazing facials with really good, clean products. I can’t wait to go back to see her again.
I know I mentioned last week that Amazon Prime Video is streaming some of my favorite movies this month. I watched Oklahoma and I’m currently watching Notting Hill when I go on our elliptical. It’s been a good encouragement for me to get my workout in because I want to continue watching!
This past week (tonight excluded) I’ve been going to bed a lot earlier. It’s been so nice to get some extra sleep because we have very early risers around here. I’m looking forward to taking advantage of getting extra sleep this winter but I also want to catch up on some projects that have been neglected. I realized the other day that we never made a wedding album (from our wedding 12 years ago!). I would love to do that, along with finalizing Baby Beatrice’s Baby book and working on our yearly photo album. Basically, I’m going to be spending a lot of time on Artifact Uprising (Or Minted!). If you have a recommendation for quality photo printing, let me know!
Matthew and I are talking about planning a trip this January to break up our winter. While we haven’t had snow yet, the temperatures are definitely dropping. It will be nice to be here for the holidays, but if we can get somewhere warm for a few weeks this winter that would be amazing!
I loved how much time the kids spent outside this week! They were outside for 3 hours at least every afternoon. We’re soaking in the sunshine when it’s out. I can’t believe a year ago there was already snow on the ground. I don’t think we’ll have snow by Thanksgiving but I’m guessing we will the first week in December. We’ll see!
I hope you all have a joyful Thanksgiving week!!