Hi guys! Our weekend was split between cozy weekend meals, soccer, and family time. Sorry for going MIA yesterday. My brain gets totally torn between reminding myself the internet won’t break if I don’t put up a single blog post and the rules and expectations I have created for myself. I don’t like to be unpredictable! Sunday was a bit crazy with a long soccer game in the morning and then another in the afternoon during which I hurt my foot and I was so exhausted by the end of the day I couldn’t find it in me to open the computer!
But after a nice rest day yesterday I’m revived! I don’t think there’s anything seriously wrong with my foot. I think I tried to sprint too hard when my foot was already pretty stiff from the morning and strained a tendon. The worst part was it happened 5 minutes into the game so I didn’t even get to play!
Let’s rewind back to Friday night…
Friday night at the Nest County Fair
Every year our realtor’s firm, Nest Realty, has a big event with BBQ and drinks and kids games and music. It’s a blast, and we recognize someone at every turn. The joke is you have to buy a house to get free BBQ and drinks once a year! But it’s worth it. Totally worth it.
We walked downtown and had perfect weather!
Saturday Morning Workouts
I look forward to my Saturday mornings all week! It’s a nice little escape for mommy. Afterwards I had a pumpkin chai smoothie from the ACAC cafe.
Thomas got a shoulder workout working on the framing for the rest of the day!
Midday I took Mazen to his soccer game. He had a really sweet goal! We watched the movie Alex & Me with Alex Morgan recently together and Mazen has a new appreciation for drills and moves.
I was SO SO glad it wasn’t over 80 degrees!!
Birch was home with Nona, and Mazen went with Matt and Katie out to lunch, so I ended up at Wegman’s by myself! I had some hot bar for lunch. Simple fish, some veggies and a corncake.
I probably should have gotten a big cart!
Birch was up in the night on Friday, so we both took little naps that afternoon. Little because someone was outside banging over 5 minutes and woke us up! Poor Birchie was sleepy.
Roasted squash + sweet potatoes for the week.
I Like To Cook With Wine – Sometimes I Even Put It In The Food!
Thomas and Birch caught up on the couch, and I made us Shrimp Scampi for dinner!
We used this recipe, which T’s mom has been raving about. (I doubled it and omitted the shallots, naturally).
It was SO good! The lemon zest + butter + garlic combo = 100%
Sunday Morning Soccer
Pre soccer bagel with cream cheese and coffee. This was one of the Dave’s Killer pumpkin spice bagels they sent me. I have been loving them!
Sunday Dinner = Cozy Weekend Meals
We ended our cozy weekend meals with roast chicken!
Plus sides of brown rice and salad.
Hope you guys had a nice weekend (and Monday!)
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
What a fun weekend! You must be tired after all the activities! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
How did you cook / roast your chicken in the oven? I just bought one from Whole Foods this week and want to use it to mail prep… But I’ve never done it before. Thanks for your help, Kath!!! ?
We do a combo of olive oil, butter and lemon juice painted on and in (under the skin) of the chicken mixed with herbs (thyme and rosemary) plus salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour 15 or so, until the thermo reaches 160 degrees 🙂
Mazen might also like The Kicks on Amazon Prime also by Alex Morgan. Such a sweet show. Watched them all with my upper elementary boys. Crushed it looks like there won’t be a season 2.
Thanks for the rec!!
That shrimp dish looks incredible. I am definitely going to try it out. Just curious, why did you omit the shallots? Did you substitute something else in their place? Thanks for sharing!!
I don’t care for anything in the onion family. The dish was great without them. All that was missing was an oniony taste 🙂
Hope this isn’t too personal, but I’m curious as to how you split your time with Matt. Is it day to day or spontaneous like “oh hey Katie and I want to take Mazen to lunch”? I give you so much credit for presenting what feels like such a lovely, amicable custody situation.
We do a loose trade every other day so he can see each of us frequently (as opposed to week on, week off). One of us usually does Fri + Sunday afternoon/night and the other does most of Saturday + night. It depends on the week and what we have going on which one we do. We are lucky to be friendly and flexible! It sure makes things easier.
Your meals look delicious! I swear I can taste that chicken.
Ooo roast chicken…somehow I always forget about it, but it’s so easy!
Fun fact: Alex and Me was filmed in my brother’s house in New Orleans! Alex’s room is actually my niece’s bedroom.
THAT IS SO COOL!!