We had lots of plans for this weekend – Fridays After Five, a movie date on Saturday and two events on Sunday, but all of our plans changed.
Friday night I came down with a weird sickness. I thought I was getting a killer cold and had chills, aches and the like, but less than 24 hours later there was no cold and I was better. Puzzling! It was sort of the best kind of sickness to have though because I was just out of commission enough to get to watch a marathon of Survivor Season 16, but not so sick that was miserable or unable to care for Mazen, who kept me very well entertained.
Matt took Mazen downtown on Friday night for pizza while I rested. I put together this soup for dinner in 2 minutes: a box of Imagine Tomato Bisque, leftover orzo from a Cook Smarts meal, and two big hunks of local goat feta.
Saturday morning Mazen and I stayed home, as I was still recovering, and I got the house in order while he simultaneously spread toys over every inch of the house. NBD. Matt and I decided to cancel or babysitter in case there were still germs in the house, so we just hung around the house most of the day.
I woke up starving and craving Great Harvest pancakes, so we had them for breakfast topped with some Wild Friends Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter.
Then for lunch we ate leftover pizza and calzone, which Hit.The.Spot.
By Saturday night I was feeling 100% normal again, so we merged dinners with our neighbors and grilled out!
The first pumpkin beers of the season were sipped!! Never too early : )
We grilled pork, which Matt rubbed in southwest seasoning
Grilled a ton of eggplant and zucchini. ..
And our neighbors brought cabbage with walnuts, rosemary and ginger
And mashed potatoes!
Served with buttery Great Harvest rolls as well and a few dipping sauces they brought over.
For dessert we had Great Harvest cookies with vanilla ice cream
How do you keep from going back for more!?
Sunday morning we made a big pot of family oatmeal packed with peach, flax, milk, oats, peanut butter and raspberry jam on top.
Sunday afternoon I packed and departed for our second and final beach trip of the summer – ocean here we come! This time it’s only Mazen and me with my parents, as Matt is staying home because he’s going on a different trip by himself soon!