Matt is home for a few more days (until January 2) when the bread factory starts up again. It’s been so nice to not only have a big family Christmas together but also a few days just to chill at home.
We had nothing in our fridge but an egg and a grapefruit from my parents, so that’s what was for breakfast – in the form of pancakes!
Great Harvest pancake mix plus sunbutter (yummmm!) and coconut/chia topping
I heart grapefruits!
Next up was that much-needed trip to Whole Foods, which was buzzing away. We’re having a New Year’s party, so we stocked the fridge full of ingredients to make sushi and a week’s worth of delicious dinners.
AND my annual Burt’s Bees stash! I’ve tried the mango and menthol and tinted kinds, but I always go back to the honey flavor. It’s the best!
As a compromise for being at the Whole Foods hot bar during lunchtime, we brought home a few treats to put over our own salads:
An apple fritter from the hot bar (sort of like a pancake!) plus a few roasted veggies and a piece of chicken. Served over baby spinach with goat cheese
And a clementine on the side. I bought a box and they are perfectly tasty!
Late afternoon snack of cottage cheese, blueberries and an Almond Toffee granola I found in the bulk bins that is divine!
So happy to be no where near cookies and eating healthy foods again!
M played with his Octo-pirate
While Matt and I made a lentil + roasted veggie dinner.
A bed of green lentils cooked plus sautéed crumbled sausage, roasted celebration squash (I think that’s what it was called – like acorn squash with a pretty skin!), parsnips and carrots from our garden. Matt made his beer reduction glaze (beer + broth cooked down until it’s thick as syrup) to drizzle on top.
We had Mazen in bed at 8 (bedtime creeps earlier everyday) but the two of us didn’t get in bed until 11, which mean a short night, especially with hourly wakeups and a wide awake baby at 4am! We are charging through – gotta stay up until midnight tonight!!