Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 Week 52

Wow, the end of the year already.
It's amazing how the years really do go so quickly.
The kids had a wonderful Christmas, we all did.
We made these cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning
and they were perfect. 
Very forgiving recipe. I made the dough early on the 24th and let it rise in the fridge.
Then rolled out the rolls that night and they went back in the fridge overnight.

Now onto dinners for this week:
Sunday - Leftover ham soup for the Bronco game.
Monday - Easy, warm soup and bread.
Tuesday - Spaghetti and salad.
Wednesday - Happy New Year's Eve! We're going to a friends house to ring in the new year!
Thursday - Hoppin' Johns, of course. With cornbread and honey.
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - Chili and cornbread, or leftovers.

Monday, December 22, 2014

2014 Week 51

This little dude celebrated his 1st birthday last week!
 Let's just say the cupcakes were a hit!
Homemade sprinkle cupcakes with buttercream, you can't really go wrong there!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Homemade pizza with salad.
Monday - Let's go Broncos! Monday night football with friends.
Tuesday - Curry with tofu.
Wednesday - Christmas Eve dinner with my family. We're bring a corn casserole and a brussels sprout salad.
Thursday - Merry, merry Christmas! We are taking it easy today with just our little family of five! Homemade cinnamon rolls in the morning. Ham, mashed potatoes, green veggie and a festive dessert will be our holiday dinner.
Friday - Spaghetti with a big salad.
Saturday - Homemade pizza.

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Week 50

Ho ho ho!
Santa went over like a lead balloon with one little guy!

Sunday - Spaghetti, sautéed brussels sprouts, and fresh bread.
Monday - Enchiladas with rice and zucchini.
Tuesday - Homemade mac and cheese with a green salad.
Wednesday - Fish with quinoa and a green veggie.
Thursday - Tortilla soup in the crockpot.
Friday - It's the littlest man's first birthday! We're having pizza early and then heading out in jammies with hot chocolate to see some Christmas lights to celebrate.
Saturday - Dinner out with my mom!

Monday, December 8, 2014

2014 Week 49

Our elf is here!
The kids (particularly the big guy) are so excited.
L drew this picture of our elf, Noopy, for Noopy.
So sweet!
Love this time of year. 
Lots of time with friends and family doing fun things.

Sunday - Scott's making pulled pork for the Bronco game with friends. We will have salad and fruit too.
Monday - Stir fry with tofu and brown rice.
Tuesday - Taquitos (baked) with guac, salsa and sour cream and a green salad.
Wednesday - Crockpot veggie soup and fresh bread.
Thursday - Potato and zucchini frittata with a fruit salad.
Friday - Scott's work holiday party is tonight. The kids are having homemade mac and cheese and veggies with my mom and watching the polar express.
Saturday - Homemade pizza night!

Happy holiday season!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Week 48

 We visited my sister-in-law's family for Thanksgiving last week.
She lives near Salt Lake City and during our stay we stopped by the Macy's in the city
to view their holiday windows.
They were amazing, filled with ornaments made out of all candy.
The kids loved it!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - It's cold here! So I'm making a veggie soup and fresh bread.
Monday - Salmon, a green veggie, and a quinoa side.
Tuesday - Taco night!
Wednesday - Mushroom and kale stroganoff with fresh fruit on the side.
Thursday - Leftovers.
Friday - Kids have PNO, so Scott and baby and I have date night!
Saturday - Homemade pizza night.

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2014 Week 46

It's been COLD this past week.
We got a little bit of snow though, so it's all worth it.
These kids don't even care that the daytime high is 15º,
the hot chocolate after playing outside makes even more fun!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner during the game with friends. I'm bringing queso and chips and this yummy salad.
Monday - Warm pesto pasta with a big salad.
Tuesday - Fish tacos with spanish rice and black beans.
Wednesday - Spicy peanut noodles with sautéed green veggies.
Thursday - Corn and potato chowder with homemade bread and a salad.
Friday - Scott's birthday!! We're sticking with homemade pizza and a movie, followed by birthday cake, of course!
Saturday - Dinner out, for a little more birthday celebrating!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

2014 Week 45

Sometimes I find pictures on my phone that just crack me up!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilling on our last nice day for a bit. Chicken, fish, sweet potato fries, and greens.
Monday - Green noodles with homemade bread.
Tuesday - Mushroom hot and sour soup with egg rolls.
Wednesday - Sweet potato enchiladas and red rice.
Thursday - Leftovers.
Friday - Homemade pizza and a movie.
Saturday - Dinner with friends.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2014 Week 44

Happy Halloween!
Such a fun weekend.

Sunday - Scott made clam chowder for the game. 
Monday - Dinner out with my dad, who's in town visiting.
Tuesday - Leftovers.
Wednesday - Lentil and sweet potato curry with homemade naan.
Thursday - Tacos!
Friday - Homemade pizza and a movie.
Saturday - Dinner with friends!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 Week 43

October is getting the better of me.
Can you tell?
It's Wednesday and I'm just now posting (and figuring out) our dinner plan!
It could be because of the yummy treats I've been making.
Nothing beats ghost cookies and pumpkin cupcakes!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers.
Monday - Pizza at a party.
Tuesday - Spaghetti, salad and fresh bread.
Wednesday - Grilled chicken, sweet potato fries and a green veggie.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner.
Friday - Dinner at friends, I'm making veggie quinoa chili.
Saturday - Dinner with friends.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 Week 42

We had a fun week of camping with friends.
The trip began with a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Such a fun place.
They let you hug real elephants!

Dinner this week:
Sunday - Fish(stick) tacos.
Monday - Veggie fried rice.
Tuesday - 10 spice veg soup and fresh bread.
Wednesday - Dinner out and a concert for the grown-ups! Mac and cheese for the kiddos.
Thursday - Mom's night out. I'm leaving a crockpot of soup for the family.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night. 
Saturday - We've got a fall party to attend. Here's hoping we can take home the best family costume prize!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2014 Week 40

Our three little pumpkins!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Pasta with friends for the Bronco game.
Monday - Leftovers or something from the freezer.
Tuesday - Baked eggs in stuffed peppers.
Wednesday - Stuffed shells.
Thursday - Dinner on the go!
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Leftovers or dinner out.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

2014 Week 39

Sauce made this week with garden tomatoes.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner out with my family. Old school Italian joint!
Monday - Portobello mushroom and kale noodles with fruit.
Tuesday - Grilled salmon with green veggies.
Wednesday - Tortilla soup in the crockpot.
Thursday - Something easy. Leftovers or quesadillas.
Friday - Homemade pizza for the fam, girls night out for mom!
Saturday - Dinner with friends.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2014 Week 38

Princess Pea had a wonderful birthday and party.
We are so thankful to our family and friends who made her day so special.
 And the cake! The cake turned out wonderfully! She was so, so happy.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Veggie chili with cornbread for the big game.
Monday - Grilled salmon and orzo salad.
Tuesday - Taco tuesday! Mushroom and veggies. 
Wednesday - Grilled burgers with sweet potato fries and a green veggie.
Thursday - Veggie curry with brown rice.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Dinner with friends.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Week 37

We have a birthday girl this week!
This sweet girl is turning 4 this week.
She's sassy and smart, honest and kind, and I don't know how we got so lucky!
Her painting party is today and it's been so fun prepping all the "art party" food with her.
Cake colors for the rainbow cake.
Paintbrush treats.
ROYGBIV fruit kabobs.
Dinners this week:
Sunday - Chili and cornbread after the Bronco game.
Monday - Green noodles with garden tomatoes and fresh bread.
Tuesday - Birthday girl's choice: grilled cheese and tomato soup with ice cream for dessert.
Wednesday - Spicy sesame noodles with a zucchini side.
Thursday - Tacos and this yummy fajita salad.
Friday - Homemade pizza and family movie night! We love this tradition! 
Saturday - Grilling out, if the weather holds!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Week 36

I was lucky enough to catch this view on the way to a run this morning.
There is definitely something peaceful and playful about hot air balloons.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Let's Go Broncos! Ribs and all the fixings with friends for the game.
Monday - Veg enchiladas with red rice and a green veggie.
Tuesday - Leftovers, yay!
Wednesday - Fish tacos with guac and black beans. 
Thursday - Homemade mac and cheese and a green veggie.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Chili and cornbread.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014 Week 35

We were lucky enough to get out of town this past weekend.
A little fresh air, exercise and family time.
So fun and so needed.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner at the cabin, kitchen sink quesadillas.
Monday - Veggie pasta after a long drive.
Tuesday - Green noodles and garden tomatoes.
Wednesday - Burgers on the grill on this hot night!
Thursday - Tacos.
Friday - Homemade pizza.
Saturday - Grilling out.

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Week 34

Even though I got to spend my week with these cuties,
the first week of school left me feeling a little run down.
Perhaps I'm fighting a cold, but I needed a something warm and spicy to help me out.
Enter this amazing recipe I found for a vegetarian hot and sour soup.
It was exactly what was needed.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilling, getting the best of the summer packed in. Corn on the cob, salmon, greens, yummy.
Monday - Pesto pasta with garden tomatoes and a fruit salad.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday. Beef, beans, crunchy, soft, and all the toppings.
Wednesday - Homemade mac and cheese with a green veggie on the side.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner, eggs and waffles.
Friday - Homemade pizza night. We made it through the week, yay!
Saturday - In Steamboat for the weekend, dinner out!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 Week 33

We found a little buddy in the yard this week.
The kids took good care of him and then deposited him in the garden to live.
On another note, summer is now coming to a close over here.
I'm sad to say that the kiddos are back in school this week,
so it's back to the grind for us.

BUT, it's also my birthday this week! 
So, we're still having a little fun.

Sunday - Salads; spinach, orzo and garden tomatoes and zuccs. Homemade chicken tenders added for the kiddos.
Monday - Take out pizza and ice cream to celebrate the first day of school
Tuesday - Pesto pasta and grilled chicken, with a fruit salad.
Wednesday - Birthday night! Dinner's up to Scott.
Thursday - Grilled fajita salads or tacos for the youngins. 
Friday - Yay! We made it through the week! Homemade pizza night, I want to try a zucchini and sweet corn pizza.
Saturday - Kitchen sink quesadillas, using up whatever we have in the fridge.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Week 32

We made a super yummy dessert this weekend.
Peach, blueberry, and basil crisp.
Super easy, very tasty!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Zesty black bean soup and cornbread.
Monday - Food truck night.
Tuesday - Taco night. Trying for a big taco salad again.
Wednesday - Grilling out. Burgers and veggie burgers with lettuce and tomatoes.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner. Waffles and eggs, boys are at the Rockies game.
Friday - Back to School night (gah!). Afterwords we are making homemade pizza. Trying zucchini, sweet corn, and mozzarella pizza for the adults.
Saturday - Grilling!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 Week 31

This guy competed in his first triathlon this weekend!
Here he's walking out to begin the bike portion.
Talk about cool as a cucumber!

Dinner this week:
Sunday - Dad's golfing, kids are eating at Costco after we shop. It's all class here today!
Monday - I'm doing happy hour with friends, kids and Scott are having burgers and veggies on the grill.
Tuesday - Taco tuesday. I'm thinking a big black bean, sweet potato taco salad with cilantro lime dressing.
Wednesday - Pesto pasta salad with noodles, garden tomatoes and tiny mozzarella cheese bites.
Thursday - Leftovers.
Friday - Homemade pizza night!
Saturday - Dinner out with friends.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Week 30

We just spent another awesome weekend in Winter Park.
The cool weather, the outdoor activities, and the company all made for a really fun weekend.

Dinner this week:
Sunday - Mountain leftovers.
Monday - Pesto pasta with garden veggies.
Tuesday - Kitchen sink quesadillas. 
Wednesday - Take out, it was a tough day!
Thursday - Grilling, something easy.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Dinner with my Grammie who is visiting from VA.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 Week 29

It was another hot one here,
so a little backyard pooling was in order!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftover tacos.
Monday - Burgers on the grill with zucchini and sweet potatoes.
Tuesday - Food truck night.
Wednesday - Kitchen sink quesadillas.
Thursday - Grilled fish with salad and fresh bread.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Leftovers.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Week 28

We are home!
It was such a fun vacation with family,
but it's always so nice to be back.

Dinner this week:
Sunday - Still on vacation.
Monday - Pizza on the way home from the airport.
Tuesday - Grilled chicken, corn and fruit.
Wednesday - Tacos with guacamole. Black bean and sweet potato tacos for the veggies.
Thursday - Leftovers.
Friday - Homemade pizza with garden veggies.
Saturday - Grill out!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2014 Week 27

We are still on vacation, yay!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

2014 Week 26

We are embracing all that is summer!
Pool parties, swimming with friends, all day at the pool!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilling - corn, salad, bread, fish
Monday - Pesto noodles and salad
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Grill - burgers and sweet potato fries and salad
Thursday - Pizza or eat out
Friday - Leaving town to visit relatives! Happy 4th!
Saturday - Out of town
Sunday - Out of town

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 Week 25

We got some reservoir time in with old friends this weekend.
The kids loved it, but it was wayyyy to cold for me!
Dinner this week:
Sunday - Dinner out with old friends.
Monday - Green noodles with a big garden salad and fresh bread.
Tuesday - Tacos, trying some smoky portobello tacos tonight. With rice and beans on the side.
Wednesday - Dinner with my mom, she's cooking!
Thursday - Grilling out. Burgers and sweet potato fries.
Friday - Homemade pizza. Caramelized onion, rainbow chard and goat cheese for adults.
Saturday - Grilling again, with friends.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2014 Week 24

We spent the weekend with friends.
Lot's of hiking, playtime, and laughs.
A great way to spend Father's Day weekend!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Gillin' time! Steak for S, mushroom for me, fish for kids, corn on the cob, smashed potatoes, and a garden salad. Perfect!
Monday - Using up leftovers from camping, croissant grilled cheese with tomato soup.
Tuesday - Grilling again, it's hot here! Chicken for kids and Scott and black bean burger for me, with corn and sweet potato fries and a salad.
Wednesday - Green noodles with a salad.
Thursday - Tacos!
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Block party night. We're bringing a yummy pesto tortellini salad.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

2014 Week 23

Last week was full of summer fun!
 and ice cream!
 Baseball and swimming.
 and crafts,
 and tired babies (and mamas!).

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Pear and blue cheese flatbread with a big garden salad.
Monday - Food truck night! Making quesadillas here to bring for the kiddos, buying dinner for us and dessert for them.
Tuesday - Baseball game night. Greek tortellini salad and chicken at the game for us.
Wednesday - Pesto noodles with fruit salad.
Thursday - Fish tacos, we love these!
Friday - Heading to a cabin with friends, dinner will be there.
Saturday - Dinner at the cabin.