This Easter weekend was a little different than past years. I didn’t eat any Peeps or cook a ham this year, but Mazen and I had a lot of fun playing egg hunt in the house after his school hunt. The only downside is Easter basket grass got everywhere when he decided to play snowfall with it. I told him he had to help me clean it up before he could go over to the neighbor’s house to play, and he took one look at me and walked out the door. What’s the mom of a threenager to do!?
Friday night I made this lentil, olive and king salmon salad from a Cook Smarts recipe. It was delicious but I had 3 times over the weekend and don’t want to look at it again! I’m going to have to learn more about eating for 1.5!
I had some friends over to watch the UVA game – a win!
And then we went outside to light up the firepit for the first time of the season! It was so cool! I mean hot!!
We shared and devoured the s’mores ingredients I bought in celebration!
Saturday breakfast –
I went to the gym and did a Body Pump class with my friend Erin! I haven’t done one since before Mazen was born, but it was kind of fun to do something different. I’d say the biggest difference between traditional Body Pump and the Strength Challenge kettlebell class that I normally do is I left BP feeling like my major muscle groups were more tired but the stabilizing muscles weren’t so I didn’t feel like I got as balanced of a workout as in strength class. I did use heavier weight though because the bars can hold more, so it was a weird trade off!
Saturday lunch was more lentil salad –
Mr. Sawyer says hi!!
Mazen spent the night at Matt’s on Saturday, so I had the evening to myself. I went out for Thai food and drinks with friends. This Butternut Squash Red Curry with tofu from Monsoon was so good!
This was a twist on a Sidecar from Commonwealth – lemony!
Sunday morning I was up early so I could make muffins for breakfast! I’ll be featuring this recipe from Andie Mitchell’s new cookbook Eating In The Middle this week. This innovative cookbook comes out tomorrow, and I LOVED this first recipe!
I spent Sunday organizing the house, cleaning out my winter clothes from my closet (easier said than done) and working on some food prep for the week. Determined to be organized!
Have a great week guys!