We had a really fun weekend planned this past weekend. It went by way too fast! (Don’t they all though? :))
First up was Saturday. We were excited to do one of our favorite fall activities – apple picking! Before we left we had some cereal and coffee for breakfast.
We had a great time. We didn’t go to our normal farm, but this farm had Honeycrisps, which I was happy about! We got a 10 lb bag of apples, and still have about 7 of those pounds left, so expect to see some apple recipes this week! (Apple Crisp will be up first!)
After apple picking we headed home for lunch. Earlier that morning, I had made The Novice Chef’s Creamy Tomato Soup, which is a Panera copycat recipe. It was a hit! Delicious and fresh, and definitely reminded me of Panera’s creamy tomato soup. I served it with crostini for dipping, and croutons and grated cheese as toppers. Definitely a soup to add to my recipe book! After lunch we hit up the New England Pet Expo! Holy pet overload! Toby had a great time though and we got him a few goodies along the way :)
For dinner, we had a few friends over for taco night! Our friend Sarah mentioned how taco night is definitely one of those meals meant for a few people, so it seemed like a natural choice for our get together! We made ground turkey tacos and bulked up the meat with chopped onions and zucchini. We had all of the normal fixings – lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, guac, salsa, and refried beans. The tacos were gone in no time at all :)
Sunday started off with a Weight Watchers Apple French Toast Casserole that Sarah made for us! It was yummy, and a great way to use leftover bread and some of the many apples we had rolling around in the kitchen. Around lunchtime we headed to Delphine’s parents house to hang out with her step-dad and watch the Patriots game (we don’t have cable. We picked up a few things at the grocery store to grill while we were there. We had quite the game day spread!
Steak tips, kielbasa, buffalo chicken strips, grilled onions, sweet potatoes, and a caprese salad. (Sorry for the not so great picture, I have been slacking on taking food pics, and had to use one that Delph quickly took!) We also had some chips and dip to snack on.
The Patriots ended up winning, so happy moods were all around :) We headed home after that for some Sunday night relaxation – video games and reading. We ended up having pancakes for dinner because we were craving something sweet! We also watched a few episodes of Call the Midwife. We’ve been enjoying the series and ended up finishing season 1 last night. So happy season 2 is already on Netflix!
And just like that, our weekend had come to an end. It’s back to the grind today, and onto the countdown until next weekend! We now have completed the first 7 days in our 30 day challenge, and I have to say that it wasn’t too much of a challenge this week! We were able to eat home cooked/home prepared meals all week with not too much extra effort. Hopefully that will continue as we move into the second week!
– Jordan (& Delphine)