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What’s for Dinner?

Grilled Chicken Salad | Happyfitmama.com

It’s race week! The countdown to Friday morning has begun.

I still can’t believe I’m going to Hawaii in 5 days. Oh and running the Honolulu Marathon. I’m sure you are sick of me saying that, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is really happening. It’s not a dream. It’s FOR REAL.

This is a short week of figuring out what’s for dinner. Of course, it’s also a crazy, busy week right up till when we get on the plane. So I’m keeping it simple and light.

Sunday: Birthday party

Monday: Sockeye Salmon + roasted Brussels sprouts

Tuesday: Butternut Squash Apple Soup + Black Bean Quesadilla

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Salads

Thursday: Ron’s birthday dinner – his choice

Friday: Hawaii

Saturday: Hawaii

What are you having for dinner this week?

Lately + Meal Planning

Nor'easter 2014  happyfitmama.com

I’m back!

My little Thanksgiving break was fantastic although it seemed way shorter than 4 days.

Let’s catch up on what’s been happening lately.

The first two days of my break were actually a forced break. We lost power Wednesday night around 5 p.m. from the Nor’easter. The snow was super heavy and wet. Whenever that type of snow happens, it means trees are going down. We lost one large tree in our back yard. The good news with it is that our garden can get a little bigger and will have more direct sunlight.

Living Room Camp Out | happyfitmama.com

Wednesday (and Thursday) night we had a camp out on the living room floor in front of the fireplace. At least we were relatively warm in front of it. Ron and I were both hoping that the power would be back on by the morning so we didn’t get the generator set up. Unfortunately, it didn’t. With the hassle of snowblowing the driveway, charging my dead cell phone to see if the race was still going on and getting everything gassed up/hooked up to the generator, it didn’t leave me any time to get to the starting line of the Turkey Trot I registered for. I took another DNS – my 3rd in 1.5 months. I’m not liking this trend at all.

Later in the morning, I worked up the nerve to head out for a run. The thought of coming home to a cold house after a cold run, did not sound appealing. But I knew I needed to run to shake off my crankiness. As always, it worked.

snowy run | happyfitmama.com

During my run, I had a grand vision of the power being on when I got home. It wasn’t. Second best thing? Ron hooked up the space heater and put it in the bathroom while I was gone so I would have a relatively warm space to shower. It was heavenly!

Our power finally came back on Thursday night around 10 p.m. I wanted to run the dishwasher, vacuum, do laundry, cook and crank up the heat to 90 degrees. But I withheld till the morning. The only time I will say cleaning and laundry is the best thing ever is after we are without power.

Thanksgiving dinner came Friday evening. I was a bad blogger and didn’t get any pictures. I shopped online a bit (and scored great deals), played in the snow and just chilled for the rest of the weekend. My grand plan of plowing through my To-Do list was foiled. I think I might have accomplished one thing.

How did that happen?

So now that we are caught up, what’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Salmon + Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Monday: Turkey Pot Pie

Tuesday: Vegetarian Thai Peanut Soup

Wednesday: Veggie Stir Fry w/ chickpeas

Thursday: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Casserole

Friday: Chicken and Potato Chowder

Saturday: Dinner out with friends.

What’s happening with you lately?

What’s for dinner this week?

Meal Planning {Week of November 16}

Kale Apple Salad | happyfitmama.com

Meal planning for the week is here again. I’m feeling quite uninspired this week on the cooking front. It was on a roll, there for awhile. Now nothing really sounds good.

I’m planning this for the week, but who knows what we’ll actually be eating. Fingers crossed I get inspired to cook up a storm. Or maybe Ron will? That would be interesting.

Sunday: Baked Salmon + roasted root veggies

Monday: Sweet potato and mozzarella egg skillet

Tuesday: Black bean and butternut squash enchilada casserole

Wednesday: Spicy Chickpea Kale Bowls

Thursday: Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Dinner out?

What are you having for dinner this week?