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Taking the kiddos to the grocery store is not as bad as I thought it would be with three kiddos. Thanks, ErgoBaby!
Coconut milk glaze for the yummy pork satay. Can’t believe I really did it ahead like I was supposed to!
Whew! Finally have a minute to sit and snuggle the baby…and get back to blogging for a bit! The past few weeks have been filled with a gazillion appointments (not one, but two passport photo sessions!), packing, sorting, cleaning, fixing, organizing and scheduling more appointments. Is it sad that going grocery shopping by myself with all 3 kiddos is now an easy item on the “to do” list?
How did your holidays go? Easter? Passover? Ryan and Hannah had to miss half of Easter mass because they were being crazy. There will come a day when all five of us can make it through a whole mass, right? I mean, we’re Catholic. Mass isn’t really THAT long! And they even had their new mass books. Yeesh!
Saturday: Pork satay with rice and cucumber salad. This was delish and I actually remembered to make the marinade for the pork. We made an Asian cucumber salad that is probably my absolute favorite way to eat cucumbers…and I am obsessed with pickles! This salad is so good I just CAN’T EVEN! It was originally published in Cooking Light with a hoisin flank steak recipe. The flank steak was just meh, but the cucumber salad is outrageous. I pinned it on my Pinterest. You MUST try it! Especially with it almost being cuke season and all.
Sunday: Happy Easter! Herb-and-honey-mustard crusted leg of lamb, mashed potatoes with leeks, marinated asparagus and fruit salad with blackberry basil vinaigrette. This might just be the menu we stick with for years to come. Everything was easy to prep and worked well for timing. We were able to prep some things earlier in the day and then just relax. Everything went really well together and we all loved it. The lamb was definitely a splurge, but it was Easter! I am really thinking I need to try Damaris Phillips’ lamb with chimichurri while all this lamb is around at the grocery store. Just might have to grab one on sale!
This is the easiest soup ever! And the fam loves it! This pic is from the last time I made it when we had some tortellini in the freezer. Love that it is so versatile!
Monday: Turkey sausage-gnocchi ravioli soup. This was supposed to be Hannah’s first day of soccer so she helped me prep it in a mad rush to get us all fed and out the door in time. Hubby bubby was working late at his training so it was just me and all the kiddos. We open the garage and it is a down pour. Ugh! At least dinner was yummy and Hannah sure did look cute in her pink everything.
Tuesday: Shish wraps! Of all the yummy food in Dayton Shish is probably what we will miss the most! The food is yummy, healthy and Simon is the best! I tried a new sandwich this time, the beef shawarma. Oh. My. Goodness. I knew there was a reason I always tried something new. It was AMAZING! I really think everything they make is my favorite (is that allowed? Having more than one favorite?). We might have to have weekly Shish until we leave!
Wednesday: Leftovers. I think leftovers are the surest sign that God loves us.
My pheasant sausage with polenta, grapes and broccolini. Come here, lovahhhhh!
Thursday: Baked lemon chicken with kale salad and rice. We love citrus and chicken and this one did not disappoint. It is basically fried chicken with a lemon sauce. Yum! How funny is it that the night we had this Food Network instagrammed this recipe?! It is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Friday: Date night! First time leaving all 3 kiddos with the babysitter went swimmingly! Hubby bubby and I went to Roost, a modern Italian restaurant for dinner then down the street to Salar for dessert and drinks. The food was awesome! So sad that this might be our last night at Roost ever! The pavlova dessert at Salar was delish! Think we’ll do dinner there one last time before the big move. Gotta get in those dark and stormies!
Hannah is such a little sushi girl. She loves her tuna rolls and is gettin’ pretty savvy with the chop sticks!
Saturday: Sushi at Sushi Hana. Ryan has still not mastered the “sticks” but Hannah is becoming quite the pro with them. They both requested tuna rolls. What will we do when they are all teenagers?! We are going to go broke!
Sunday: Mustard glazed chicken with roasted vegetables. This ended up being a HOOTOWL dinner since hubby bubby’s training ran late. As I was chopping the veggies I heard the most awful sound when you have small children: silence. I went to investigate and both kids were sticking a foot (pant leg and all!) in the toilet. Sigh. At least they were in time out while I finished prepping the veggies and got those in the oven. Loved the technique of preheating the roasting pans while the oven preheats. We all loved this. Ryan even ate three servings of the veggies since he thought all of the “orange stuff” was butternut squash…there were sweet potatoes and carrots, too! 🙂
Always a little sad to eat dinner without the hubs…can’t wait for this training and the move so we can make some roots on the other side of the pond!
How did your week go? What are some of the crazy things you have found your kiddos doing? Thanks for reading!
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