Sunday, March 6, 2016

What's cooking this week?

You know when you feel like you're cooking/eating the same thing over and over and over.....?! I'm definitely in a rut, because even when I prepare something different for Hubs, I have a bad habit of "not being in the mood for it" and eating something else. My appetite is coming back bit by bit...and I'm just sick of the same old foods.

Enter, pot roast. If anyone who knows me well is reading this, you KNOW that is not typically something I have in my weekly meal plans. It's just so hearty and heavy and for some reason, not my thing.  I'm not normally a home cooking kinda gal, but when I saw this "Cook Once, Eat Twice" episode of Five Ingredient Fix, back in the day....I thought it was an easy, "LightER-ish" way to make this hearty classic. Plus, I get another meal out of it?! Jackpot! It's a really good weekend meal, and then the panini is a SUPER easy weekday meal. I need more meals like this in my rotation! I've made it a few times years ago. In fact, I don't think I've made it since living in the new house. Maybe Ella will even like it?! More on Ella's picky eating another day!

(*Mom, if you're reading know I do enjoy your pot roast, please don't take this personally! XO)
The plan....
Sunday: Sunday Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy with Parsnip-Potato Mash
Tuesday: Pot Roast and Arugula Panini with Potato and Cheese Croquettes (no ham)
Wednesday: Baked Mediterranean Chicken
Thursday: Loaded Veggie Pizza
Friday: Not cooking...driving down to South Florida!

Yesterday, I photographed a beautiful wedding with my two friends, Lisa and Bobby. It was a blast, but exhausting! Today I'm in total recovery mode....minus the fact that I have a staff training to prepare for. This means there is an FSA testing manual with my name written ALL over it! I haven't decided if I'm going to do this from home or go into the office. My heart says home, but my brain says office. We'll see how the day goes. The truth is I miss my peanut like CRAZY!

Busy Weeks + Busy Weekends = Major Mama Guilt

She's at such a fun age...I don't want to miss a thing, but it's hard not to....especially during this time of year. Throw in the extra pregnancy emotions, and boy this is something I'm struggling with a little extra! 

I feel like the Little Engine That Could, at this point! I'm so grateful that Spring Break is only a week away! My mom is flying down to Florida, we are meeting her down by my Aunt and Uncle's house on Friday night. We're going to shop for a wedding dress with my cousin Jen, and then we're driving her back up here on Sunday. Monday we find out the gender of Baby Sko Dos! So many fun things are planned, but I'm just as equally looking forward to doing everyday things like taking walk/jogs and playing with Play Dough with Ella....and coloring! Oh please, let there be lots of coloring! Only 5 more work days! "I think I can, I think I can"!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and a great week! 
I did manage to squeeze in a little walk/jog outing amongst this past week's craziness. An excuse for Ella to see her besties mid-week? How exciting! 
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