Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Week 52

Merry Christmas from the Millers!

Sunday - Christmas Eve leftovers! We cook big on the Eve and then take it easy on Christmas, I love it!
Monday - Boxing day party with friends!
Tuesday - Leftovers still, we have tons!
Wednesday - Veggie stir fry.
Thursday - The Buffs bowl game is tonight! We're celebrating with burgers and oven fries and fresh fruit. 
Friday - I've going to a fun party and the kids and Scott are 
Saturday - NYE! Our plans are still up in the air, but hoping to have a fun night with friends. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Week 51

Our sweet third born turns three today!
He is obsessed with the Cars characters, 
 so it only made sense that Lighting McQueen and Mater show up on his cake!
It's also the first day of winter break,
so the kids and I are taking full advantage of our free time.
Playing with new toys, staying in jammies, and eating sprinkle pancakes.

Happy birthday sweet boy!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner with friends after the Bronco game, clam chowder and lobster bisque.
Monday - Birthday dinner! Homemade mac and cheese and roasted veg, and cake of course!
Tuesday - Leftovers.
Wednesday - Dinner out with friends.
Thursday - Kitchen sink quesadillas. 
Friday - Easy pizza night.
Saturday - Christmas Eve dinner with my family. We're making roast beef, winter squash lasagna, smashed potatoes, arugula salad, and garlicky peas. And a yule log!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 Week 50

Week 50?
Wow, as usual this year has flown by!
This time of year especially.
These last few weeks of the year are so very fun,
but go by in a blink.
I'm resolving to enjoy the time and not think of what I need to do next.
To witness the small moments between our family.
Like when a little asks a big for help walking in the snow. 💗

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner out with my dad.
Monday - Roast chicken with veggies.
Tuesday -  Dinner out for me, tacos for the kids and Scott.
Wednesday - Dinner out before riding the Santa train! Shhh, it's a secret!
Thursday - Meatballs with zucchini noodles and marinara.
Friday - Pizza for kids with a sitter, Scott and I will eat out at his company holiday party.
Saturday - Chili and cornbread with a side salad.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Week 49

We had a great week of running,
and playing with friends,
small town Christmas parades,
and football games.
Our beloved Buffs did not play a great game in the Pac 12 Championship, 
but they will play in a bowl game for the first time in a while.
We are excited!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Pesto salmon in foil with green beans and tomatoes, served with brown rice and fruit.
Tuesday - Tostada Tuesday (is that a thing?)! Chicken and salsa and beans for Scott and kids, beans and roasted veg and an egg for me. Served with roasted veg on the side, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese.
Wednesday - Minestrone soup in the crockpot with homemade bread and fruit on the side. 
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner! Waffles, eggs, sausage, fruit salad.
Friday - Pizza for dinner!
Saturday - Easy dinner; chicken, green veggies, fruit. Leftovers for me.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 Week 48

We had an awesome week in Breckenridge with my family for Thanksgiving.
Lots of easy, yummy food was made and eaten,
lots of Pie Face was played,
and lots of laughs were had.
And the week even culminated with a big Buff win!
Now we're home today to get ready for the week ahead and cheer on the Broncos tonight.

And I'm starting a big challenge this month.
The Whole30.
No alcohol, no sugar, no dairy, and no grains for the next 30 days.
It certainly scary to write that down, even if no one reads this blog!
I am going to be eating a whole bunch of veggies, eggs, fish, and fruit this month.
My plan is to make one dinner for everyone that is Whole30 compliant
and then add in something like rice or a grain for the family.
Here's to hoping! 

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Spaghetti and meatballs, salad and garlic bread, and fruit.
Monday - Zucchini and Sweet potato latkes with spicy tilapia.
Tuesday - Pesto salmon with veggies in foil.
Wednesday - Grilled veggies with two veggies and a fruit.
Thursday - One pan blackened cod with zucchini and sweet potatoes.
Friday - Shrimp and greens for me, probably pizza for the family.
Saturday - Tuna cakes with a green salad and avocado.

2016 Week 47


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Week 46

It's been a tough week emotionally.
We all needed some time outside and unplugged.
Luckily, the weather agreed. 
It's been a hot October and November here so far,
but I heard snow is coming Thursday. 
We'll see.

I have been loving a new cookbook I discovered and many recipes from this week are from it.
The book it Run Fast, Eat Slow and the recipes are amazing. 
It's one of the first cook books that I've found that really follows my food philosophy,
which is real food (including fat) and lots of veggie and fish options.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Gumbo with friends after the Bronco game.
Monday - Eat out for the school.
Tuesday - Salmon cakes and artichokes.
Wednesday - Quinoa risotto with zucchini and fresh bread.
Thursday - Veggie fried rice with shrimp.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Dinner out.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

2016 Week 45

This toothless wonder is growing up too fast!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Tofu and veggie fried rice.
Monday - Sausages, mashed potatoes, and roasted broccoli.
Tuesday - Election night! Bipartisan pasta (green pesto sauce or red tomato), patriotic fruit salad, green party veggie side, and red white and blue jello for dessert!
Wednesday - One pot creamy, spinach lentils and fresh baked bread.
Thursday - Taco thursday! Cilantro lime vegan tacos anyone?
Friday - Friday night, pizza night!
Saturday - Dinner out with friends.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

2016 Week 44

Happy Halloween!
From a cat witch, Buzz Lightyear, and Harry Potter!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Dinner at a neighbor's Halloween party.
Monday - Easy pumpkin pizza and salad before trick or treating!
Tuesday - Dinner out (it's for the school!!).
Wednesday - Pesto pasta with shrimp and cherry tomatoes.
Thursday - Mom's going out, so it's taco Thursday for the family (and go Buffs!).
Friday - Homemade pizza night!
Saturday - Grilling out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016 Week 43

We had a wonderful time at the Rock Creek Pumpkin Patch this week.
Our front porch is full of beautiful gourds now and
the season of Autumn is in full swing.
 The kids had yummy (giant) pumpkin cookies, 
 and measured how big they are growing,
(I have one of these pictures from every year)
 and our little vehicle obsessed boy was able to "drive" some big tractors.
I love the traditions of this season.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftover chili from the cook off yesterday. (PS, Scott took 3rd place with his smoked pork green chili.)
Monday - Monday night football with the Broncos!! Fried chicken and leftovers. Hehe, we still have tons of chili left.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday, the kids' favorite night of the week. I'm getting tired of it though, so I'm looking for a yummy veggie taco recipe.
Wednesday - Veggie lasagna (from the freezer).
Thursday - YMCA halloween party, I'm making butternut squash mac and cheese with veggies for an early dinner.
Friday - Campfire with friends at a nearby farm. We will have an easy takeout pizza dinner before hand.
Saturday - Dinner out after the fun Monster Dash family run.

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 Week 42

Autumn is gorgeous around here right now.
We're enjoying the season in all the traditional ways;
jumping in leaves and eating all things pumpkin and apples!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Shrimp pasta with lemon and butter.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday, naturally.
Wednesday - Lasagna roll ups.
Thursday - Roasted salmon, potatoes and green veggies.
Friday - Homemade pizza and movie night. I'm thinking a spinach and artichoke with a white garlic sauce for the adults. Yummy!
Saturday - Chili cook-off at a friend's house. We are still figuring out our award winning recipe!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016 Week 41

The kids and I summited Mt Sanitas this morning.
The hike was tough, especially for H, who had to climb steps that we about up to her chest!
It was a great way to start the weekend.
And of course, we had to stop at our favorite ice cream place after, we earned it!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Gameday tacos and pretzels.
Monday - Dinner out for the school.
Tuesday - Tacos again, using leftovers.
Wednesday - Easy fajitas, by request.
Thursday - Bronco game night! I'm making veggie sloppy joes with a green salad and fruit and a yummy dessert.
Friday - Pizza night! No school for the kids.
Saturday - Dinner with my mom.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Week 40

We had the best family vacation last week.
Lots of beach time, pool time, cocktail time, and key lime pie time!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Bronco game watching with friends. They're making dinner!
Monday - Taco night.
Tuesday - Restaurant night for school. 
Wednesday - Easy veggie and tofu stir fry over rice.
Thursday - Conference night. Veggie soup and grilled cheese.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Grilling out.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2016 Week 39

We are sneaking off for a family vacation this week!
Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2016 Week 38

It was our sweet girl's birthday this week.
We celebrated with a yummy cake,
 sprinkle pancakes, 
 and even a few hot air balloons that few right overhead.
It was a wonderful day with our special girl.

This week we are just buckling down into routine.
School, running club, piano lessons, volunteering, and lots of time to play outside.
It will be a good week.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Go Broncos! Scott's making pulled pork, we'll have guac and chips, and veggies to dip.
Monday - Summer veggie red curry with brown rice and naan and fruits.
Tuesday - Pesto chicken (pesto tilapia for me), cous cous, broccoli and fruit.
Wednesday - Grilled cheese sammies with homemade tomato soup.
Thursday - Peanut noodles with fruit salad.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Dinner out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2017 Week 37

I checked a big one off the bucket list this weekend
and hiked a 14er.
Four friends and I hiked Mt Bierstadt
and it was HARD!!!
But so fun.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Neighborhood picnic!
Monday - Grilled fish, garden veggies, and cous cous.
Tuesday - Veggie and bean minestrone soup with grilled cheese for a cool day.
Wednesday - Black bean and sweet potato tacos.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner, waffles, eggs, and potatoes. 
Friday - Our sweet girl's birthday! Pizza is on deck at the school's fall fest. With birthday cake after, of course.
Saturday - Dinner out with family.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

2016 Week 36

We had a fun day on the water today.
Paddle boarding, swimming, and playing in sand.
What a great way to spend labor day weekend!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Block party!
Monday - Grilling out with friends after hiking.
Tuesday - Shrimp and tomato penne (we never got to it last week!).
Wednesday - Scott and kids are having grilled chicken and veggies, mom is going out!
Thursday - Bronco game night! We're celebrating with fish tacos.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night!
Saturday - Leftovers.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016 Week 35

It's so nice to have the kids back in school.
These moms celebrated with a gorgeous hike and spent some time remembering a dear friend.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers, woohoo! Nobody loves them that much, but I like cleaning out the fridge!!
Monday - Veggie stir fry with brown rice and fruit.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday! Beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guac, cheese, and salsa. Easy peasy and always a hit!
Wednesday - Shrimp pasta with a green salad.
Thursday - Grilled salmon, zucchini, and couscous.
Friday - Pizza night!
Saturday - Grilling out with friends.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Week 34

Well, we are back to school!
That means that mom got a little time with friends last week.
 And breakfast with the family on my birthday.
Funny face pictures while we wait for pancakes!
 Girls vs Boys
 And then capped my birthday off with the swim team awards banquet.
L received the "Most Dedicated" award for his age group,
and a bunch of medals for his swims in finals.
He was thrilled. 

Our dinners last week were a hit and it was nice to have things planned ahead.
I also felt like we all ate healthier and it was way cheaper than when I don't plan!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled veggies, pork chops, and peach pie for dessert.
Monday - One pot lasagna, with bread and fruit.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday - Pool party with pizza to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Thursday - Slow cooker chili for a busy night of back to school activities.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night!
Saturday - Dinner with friends!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 Week 33

We had such a fun vacation

and now we're back and the kids start school on Tuesday!!
The summer is over and here comes more fun!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Tuna Poke Bowl for Scott and I, quesadillas for the kiddos.
Monday - Chicken kabobs with veggies, and broccoli salad.
Tuesday - Shrimp and bean burrito bowls with cabbage slaw.
Wednesday - Homemade mac and cheese with roasted summer veggies.
Thursday - Fish tacos with slaw and salsa.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Birthday breakfast for me! And dinner at the swim team banquet. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016 Week 31 & 32

We are off on vacation in the PNW for a few weeks!
Happy days!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Week 30

This dude had an amazing week!
He swam in prelims for swim team and made it to finals in 2 individual events.
Then, he swam his two events plus two relays on Saturday.
His team placed 3rd in their league, which is unprecedented.
Such a fun (but exhausting) weekend.
Now I'm looking forward to a relaxed week of fun.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled fish and salads, with fruit.
Monday - Tacos and cantaloupe. 
Tuesday - Easy dinner at the ballpark while Scott plays softball.
Wednesday - Summer veggies and pasta.
Thursday - Tamales from the farmers market.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Kitchen sink quesadillas. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

2016 Week 29

Our summer lives are consumed with swim team these days.
 The countdown is on though, because prelims are this week and final are next Saturday!
 Our little fishes are loving it though, and it's so fun (and hot) to watch!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Late lunch/early dinner out after a day playing in the creek.
Monday - Dinner at the movies, seeing "The Secret Life of Pets", finally!
Tuesday - Dinner out with my mom before she leaves on her vacation to the East Coast.
Wednesday - Pizza dinner with coupons from the summer reading program and to carb load for prelims.
Thursday - Early taco dinner at home.
Friday - Green noodles with grilled chicken and cherry tomatoes.
Saturday - Grilling dinner with friends after a fun swim season.

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Week 28

It was a busy week!
We finally broke down and bought a minivan.
It was the best decision we've made in a while!!
 The utter silence of happy kids in the car is priceless somedays!

We spent Sunday morning celebrating my mom and sister's birthday
on the Platt river. 
Picnics by the water might be the best way to spend a Sunday.

And we are still loving on our funny kitten!

And now it's another fun week ahead of us.
Dinners this week:
Sunday - Spaghetti with veggies.
Monday - Dinner out with my dad.
Tuesday - Family swim night with pizza at the swim team pool.
Wednesday - Easy summer salad and ravioli.
Thursday - Burrito bowls with beans, rice, veggies.
Friday - Dinner in the woods, while camping. 
Saturday - Dinner at the cabin, yay!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2016 Week 27

We had such a great 4th of July weekend!
This photo just sums it up, with lots of fun and lots of good food!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Spaghetti and garden greens.
Monday - Fireworks party, with a slider bar, corn on the cob, watermelon and ice cream sammies.
Tuesday - Leftovers.
Wednesday - Corn and Black bean tostadas with guac.
Thursday - Dinner out for my mom's birthday! Kids are eating quesadillas with Scott.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Easy grilling with friends.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Week 26

These three crack me up!
We are loving summer time,
full of swim team, friends, and ice cream!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Leftovers, after a day of church, brunch, and swimming.
Monday - Shrimp and avocado salad, with quesadillas for the kids.
Tuesday - Grilled chicken, caprese orzo salad with fruit.
Wednesday - Grilled veggies and brats, with fresh bread and fruit.
Thursday - Tamales from the farmer's market.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Grilling with friends.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Week 25

We have so many awesome fathers in our lives to be thankful for!
My dad and my father-in-law are both amazing, we could not ask for better.
These guys' daddy is simply the best! 
And we heart him!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Father's Day BBQ with friends
Monday - Huevos rancheros with fresh salsa and fruit.
Tuesday - Too hot to cook. Nachos for the kiddos.
Wednesday - Salad with salmon on top, easy veggies and quesadillas for the kids.
Thursday - Farmer's market dinner.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Grilling with friends!

Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Week 24

We spent Sunday with my mom at the botanic gardens.
 We all just love it there,
(having yummy snacks doesn't hurt!).
 These are some of the photos the kids took of 
flowers and plants that caught their attention.
I love seeing what they find interesting and unique.

Dinner this week:
Sunday - Grilled chicken and veggies and fruit.
Monday - Green noodles with tomatoes and mozz cheese. 
Tuesday - Grilled fish with veggies.
Wednesday - Hot dogs and veggies after baseball.
Thursday - Farmer's market dinner.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night to chill before another swim meet.
Saturday - Grilling with friends

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Week 23

We love summer!
 Lots of pool time,
 lots of sunscreen,
and lots of ice cream!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Spaghetti with steamed broccoli, garlic bread, peppers and fruit.
Monday - Dinner out for me, daddy's making quesadillas with homemade salsa.
Tuesday - Picnic dinner at Daddy's softball game. Ham and cheese roll ups, egg salad, potato chips, and watermelon.
Wednesday - Grilling hot dogs and and burgers.
Thursday - Fish tacos with guac and black beans.
Friday - Pizza and a movie night.
Saturday - Grilling with friends.