^^ Highlight of the weekend
Just another weekend at home!
It was a bit quiet at our house (OK a LOT quiet) because Mazen spent the weekend with Matt and Katie.
Thomas, Birch, Gus, and I just hung around, went on nature walks, to the playground, and cooked lots of food!
A New Fire Pit
Thomas surprised us with a very delayed Christmas present – a Solo Stove!
The portable, double-walled fire pit minimizes smoke so it’s a pleasant experience for conversation and warmth. There was just a little smoke when a log was above the rim, but when they were small enough to sink inside – no smoke in your face! Total quarantine purchase for future social distance happy hours! We have the Bonfire model.
They are always matching!!
Veracruz Shrimp from Blue Apron. A total spicy winner! This is one of their wellness recipes packed with bright fresh ingredients. I loved the addition of capers. I continue to have a promo for new subscriptions if you want to add some of the wellness boxes to your meal plan. Click here.
I did a Peloton ride first thing. I am working on a post with some Pelo-updates!
Big biscuit brunch
Thomas made JM Stock biscuits and bacon with egg and grapefruit. A great refuel after my ride. (Birchie stole some of my grapefruit – he loves them too!)
After my shower, B and I went out for a walk. We had some nice sunny weather! We looked for animals and found a bunny, turtle, and even a lion (aka a big furry dog with a mane!) B’s mane could use a trim…where did all the curls go!?
My breakfast was big and late in the morning (around 10), so I had a yogurt and some bell peppers for lunch at 1 and snacked on some popcorn later in the afternoon. Chobani sent me some of their new probiotic yogurts to try. I loved the chunks of peach!
After nap, Thomas took B to the playground, and I cooked and photographed a Blue Apron recipe for next week’s post. You gotta go where the light is!
Then we cooked Saturday’s dinner!
Lemongrass Curry Tilapia with Bok Choy, Carrots and Rice.
Our pre-pandemic Family Fun dinners out to restaurants have turned into Blue Apron dinners in most weekends. It’s been nice to really rev up the home cooking, especially since with a toddler dinners in are easier than dinners out would have been anyways.
We had dinner ready for Saturday and Sunday by the end of the night! Cook once, eat twice is my 2021 policy.
Date night entertainment >>
I think I wore this sweatshirt all weekend! I got it mega on sale at Lululemon a few years back. It’s part of the Scuba line and so cozy.
Bagels from Bodos
Obsessed with grapefruits this month too!
Birch slept until 8:15! What!?
I shipped out a few giveaway prizes from my skincare class and organized my Beautycounter stash for an upcoming promo I’m doing! Get on the list here.
I also did a little deep cleaning and laundry. Caught up on Southern Charm. And made a grocery list.
And in Sunday tradition, I played pick-up soccer with my father in law (no touching, mask on!)