When Some Relaxation Also Meets Productivity

Friday morning began with simple LOVE GROWN FOODS Super Oats topped with a banana, turmeric roasted carrots, crunchy  PB, and a drizzle of local honey. I tried a bite and then decided honey would be the perfect addition. 😉

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I picked up two of these Picky Bars for each of us when I stopped by TJ’s on Thursday. I hadn’t been there in forever, and I do miss shopping there! This flavor was quite enjoyable but a little chewy.

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For dinner, we made our first Blue Apron meal, which I detailed in my previous post!

I picked up the babies from my sister’s on Friday, so Saturday morning began with plenty of sweet kitty cuddles. ❤

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I decided to make French toast out of our Van’s Ancient Grains GF waffles. I sauteed banana and then drizzled them with almond butter and maple syrup. It was heavenly.

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Matt thawed and warmed our last piece of injera bread and stuffed it with scrambled cheddar cheesey eggs, a hashbrown patty, and sauteed peppers. Vine-ripe tomato and beet-kale salsa on the side.

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We missed our sweeties so much!

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Taking Caturday in stride.

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I recently found this cute turquoise owl bobby pin on Etsy, and I decided it would be perfect to try it out since my hair is getting a little long. I love it! I also picked up a new Pixi Beauty tinted lip balm. I love their products.

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On my agenda for Saturday was to begin cleaning out the lake house of items we need to throw away. We’re trying to get ready for the wedding, which has included some major and needed repairs. It’s been stressful, but I believe we’ll accomplish them somehow.

Lunch was enjoyed on the deck. A salad made of dark leafy greens, avocado + sauerkraut (combination idea thanks to Anne!), tomato, cucumber, lemon-habanero infused olive oil. Matt ate half of the beef, onion, mushroom pasty, so I reheated it and had ketchup spiced with horseradish for dipping.

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I accomplished what felt like quite a lot at the lake house, but there is still so much to do.

Once home, I roasted a pan of peppers and whole garlic cloves. I combined them with sauteed greens beans (from Matt’s mom’s garden), crimini mushrooms, bruschetta spread, and quinoa. Topped with ricotta, mozzarella, and tomatoes.

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For dessert, I had an apple, yogurt, spices, poppy seeds, crunchy PB, and two GF Girl Scout cookies. We watched Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot with Tina Fey. Overall, it was good but nothing really great in my opinion.

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The babies cuddled up for a movie night too.

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I decided to use some of our leftover quinoa as a breakfast porridge of sorts. I added some of the turmeric roasted carrots, cinnamon, ginger, and milk. After I heated it, I added fresh cherries and blueberries, almond butter, and honey.

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While I was sitting on the couch sipping my coffee, Mason started going crazy behind me. Turns out, a little skink

Matt’s dad received this stuffed buffalo from an organization he donated to, so we gave it to the babies to play with. Rachel has shown some interest. 😉

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I made a mocktail with Tazo sangria tea concentrate with peach sparklilng water. It was pretty enjoyable!

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Whole roasted chicken stuffed with bruschetta under the top and bottom skin.

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I had some of the couscous from our Blue Apron order with a simple salad. Matt enjoyed his with quinoa. Anytime I bake a chicken now, Mason goes crazy begging for a taste! He loves his Mama’s cooking.

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This morning I made us a bowl of oatmeal. This one included a banana-apricot-sweet potato fruit-vegetable pouch, cinnamon, vanilla, turmeric, blueberries, and almond milk. I sprinkled the last of our pumpkin seeds on top plus PB. Kitty photobombs!

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We decided it needed some maple syrup. It was quite filling and tasty.

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I hope everyone has been off to a good start this week!

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