So not your standard Monday fare, but we were down in South Jersey after a fun day at Katie's favorite 'Dinosaur Museum' (aka-The Garden State Discovery Museum) ...
...and we've been wanting to try out this place for ages. The menu is pretty fancy for diner grub (reminds me of San Francisco's Fog City Diner) and there were about 96 things that sounded REALLYGOOD. But since old man winter was chillin the bones last week, I went with one of the coziest sounding dishes on the menu...
...made only cozier when I unearthed a dollop of mashed potatoes hidden in the mix. Swoon😍
And because I have been OBSESSSSSSSED with all things Oreo & mint (ICAN'TGETENOUGH!) AND I've seemed to pass on this love to my child, Katie & I had Peppermint Pattie milkshakes...selected from a todiefor milkshake selection. And, like, how GOOD does a milkshake from a diner sound?? Sounds great!, because they are😍
Tuesday: Stovetop Stuffing meatloaf + baked potato
See also: What to make on a snow day when you just CAN. NOT make salad that day. This recipe seems silly...but, ya know, enjoyable😊
Andddd not only was it a snow day, it ALSO was PI DAY (which I would have had no idea existed if it wasn't for good ole social media). So what's a gal to do?
One of Katie & my favorite things to do is to watch Rosanna Pansino work her baking decorating magic on her Youtube show "Nerdy Nummies," and this cinnamon butterscotch pie had been in the back of my mind since we watched the video. It was soooooooooooooooooo good! I actually had halved the recipe and made 2 mini pies to create only 4 slices (made in 2 mini ramekins) and I almost immediately regretted that decision because this pie was just SO DELICIOUS. It should be an air freshener scent😉
Wednesday: Lasagna soup
Yet another salad night that got thwarted by our MARCH NJ winter arrival😉 (to be blamed for my spontaneous trip to Trader Joe's from this video)
Thursday: 1/2 small cheese calzone
The only thing I wanted for dinner that night?? CHEEEEEEEEEESE. So we got take-out and I ordered one thing I think I've NEVERRRRRR ordered...and it hit the spot! SOO good...even if I didn't take a photo😉
So I had to teach an early evening class and didn't feel too hungry when I got home, so this kinda hit the spot. (no worries, Scott & the kids had leftover meatloaf along with their broccoli & potatoes😉) And FYI-I normally would only have eaten 1/2 of that LARGE baked potato...but understand that thing had been cooking about 3 hours by the time I got home and was PERFECT crispy skin/soft potato perfection. BLISS.
And I mean...the broccoli was green for Saint Patty's day, no?
Saturday: 2 slices of pizza + salad
Typical Saturday night fair😊 Even better was the rice krispie treats we had after that Katie had made with a couple of her friends...weeeeeeeee!
Sunday: Spaghetti & Meatballs (and salad) + Irish Soda Bread
And our treat for Sunday was the Chocolate studded Irish soda bread with salted honey butter that I hinted about on my video this week. HOLY MOLY THIS WAS SOOOO delicious.
PS-The muffins of the right are these no sugar/no flour Oatmeal Banana Chocolate chip muffins I made a few years ago. They'll be quick grab & go breakfasts and snacks for this upcoming week.
Anddddd...I have to share just because it's adorable😊 Katie helped me make both of the treats above and even kept honing her egg cracking and measurement pouring skills (I was impressed and surprised😉)
...but she ALSO wanted to help me put stuff in the oven. Cue a LOT of instructions and warnings😉 And before hitting the oven, OF COURSE she had to 'suit up'...
I CAN'T with 5 years old. It's ADORABLE.
Other treats this week:
Turkey Sausage + oranges
One of my favorite breakfasts to remember to whip up because it's just so filling. Make a batch of the sausage on Sunday and enjoy a quick reheat for the rest of the week.
From one of my 'Christmas cookbooks' from 2 years ago "Seriously Delish." Noting this smoothie for 2 reasons: 1.- Katie split it with me & loved it as well, and 2.-
...it's color matched the snow on snowday!😉 Ironic, I know.
Cause come Saturday morning, I felt like my body just NEEEEEEEEEEDED THIS. I'm planning on this week being MUCH heavier in the veggie department than this past week. And THAT, my friends, is called balance😉
Wednesday: Taught gentle yoga + Bob Harper Weight Loss Yoga (MY OGGGGGGG yoga video! It's been soooooooooooooo long!)
Thursday: Taught 2 yoga classes
Friday: Taught gentle + Vinyasa yoga
Saturday: Taught Hatha yoga + Soul Barre Class (may share more about this on Wednesday)
Sunday: Taught vinyasa yoga (and sweat. A Lot😉) + Booty
Hope you enjoyed the peek at my week. Have a great Monday!
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