This post is sponsored by Best Fiends
Happy Friday!!!! We went on a dinosaur hunt a few days ago and chased down this huge monster made out of a fallen tree that someone (the city of Cville?) decorated with wooden planks. From the highway it looks like a big dino on a hill! It was fun to see it in person.
I’m sad that the Irish Soda Bread ran its course. I should have bought some for the freezer! I suppose I could also make it from scratch sometime, but I am not much of a baker. Breakfast was Nespresso decaf, yogurt and buttery toast.
I found this kale salad in a bag at Whole Foods with a great texture and lots of different veggies shredded in (like brussels and cabbage). I ate it all week! This was my favorite lunch – served with leftover pork chop, manchego cheese, Caesar dressing and some chopped veggies, all tossed together in a big mixing bowl.
Mazen has been loving his monster game, which he plays by his own rules, assembling the monster cards on the floor.
And I’ve been playing my own grown-up monster game called Best Fiends! The company reached out to me about sharing it with my readers. I haven’t ever worked with a game before, so I thought I’d give it a test run before committing to a post. But sure enough, I got hooked!
Best Fiends is a free puzzle adventure game where you collect characters by matching objects in paths of three or more to defeat big slugs. I’d describe it as a blend between Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, and Monster Mash! Each level gets harder and harder (I got really stuck on levels 10 and 30), so it reminds me of the old school Mario games, when I’d spend HOURS trying to get past a certain level. I also love that the levels change themes and goals and they host recurring challenges (like the appearance of Granny Slug and Captain Slug!), so you never know what’s coming next. Mazen loves it too, and he plays the lower levels on his tablet. He caught on pretty quickly. You don’t need WiFi, so it was a life saver on our recent car trip (for both of us!).
The first 100 readers to download the game and get to level 10 will get $4.99 worth of gold and diamonds for free! (You don’t ever have to buy anything, but if you do you can use it to help you pass levels!) Check it out here.
And finally, dinner was this delicious Blue Apron shrimp curry! I added the peas for a bit more green : ) This was far better than the take-out curry we had a few weeks ago. Perfect level of spice. I’ve really been loving balancing a healthy meal delivery service on the weekends with simple recipes during the week.
I threw together this combo on a clean-out-the-fridge night and it was ready in a flash. Chicken sausage, half a sweet potato, and a saute of edamame, kale, and peppers in a sesame oil sauce. Kombucha on the side!
Thanks to Best Fiends for sponsoring this post and keeping me well entertained when I have a few minutes to kill here or there : )