Happy Labor Day!
Both girls are napping, so I just finished a blitz pick-up of the house and am taking a few minutes to plan our meals for the week.
This weekend was pretty low key. We visited Dan’s parents who took us around to their favorite food stores near their house. This is an activity we have been planning for years, but have never got around to it. In one day we hit up a Mennonite store, an Amish market, and a super interesting butcher shop that sells rare meats and spices (hello alligator). Add that to the 15 free range chickens and 2 rabbits we acquired this weekend and our grocery budget is shot, but our freezers are full of potential meals.
My favorite stop was the Amish market. I picked up fresh veggies (okra, eggplant, red potatoes, and peppers), local honey, hand made soap and chapstick, jelly, and some granola for $30!
Today Dan had to work and it rained, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time. We read books outside while listening to the rain, painted our nails, and then splashed in puddles.
I better get to prepping dinner tonight before I no longer have two free hands.
- Monday: meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes
- Tuesday: chicken broccoli quinoa casserole
- Wednesday: grilled whole chicken (using the spatchcock method and this marinade), smashed potatoes, and roasted okra
- Thursday: sausage, cabbage, and potatoes
- Friday: moussaka with kale salad
- Saturday: leftovers or out to eat
Fitness: I have my mid-wife appointment on Wednesday and really hope to be cleared to exercise. Right now my plan is to do the T25 (alpha and the easiest modification) for the next 6 weeks and try to add in as many walks/jogs as possible with the babes.
Have a lovely week!