We had some delicious meals this week! First up: homemade bacon cheeseburgers. Matt makes a mean burger.
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He grilled the burgers; it was beautiful here early in the week so we took advantage with lots of dinner outdoor time!
(If you want some grill inspiration for this weekend, see my Healthy Grilling Dinner Recipes post for ideas)
We had our first corn on the cob of the season, too. Riese had fun helping us shuck the corn into our compost bin, which is really starting to break down now that it’s hot outside, by the way!
You can see my How to Start Composting at Home guide if you’re interested in getting compost going at your place, too.
All together now:
Another night this week we had a super veggie-packed bolognese sauce. We sauteed peppers, onions, and kale in a pan, then added some marinara sauce:
And served it atop pasta with some ground sausage in the mix, too.
Another night we had grilled steaks, roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, and caesar salad.
I mentioned previously that Matt’s parents were in town this week to help out with Riese so we could focus on work, and Matt’s dad makes a mean caesar. The homemade dressing was awesome and it even included anchovy. 😉
The leftover steak got enjoyed the next day atop salads.
Another night we had a delicious appetizer spread that we turned into dinner because it was so large (plus unpictured crackers)!
We rounded the appetizer feast out with a veggie-packed salad, too. I love meals that feel more like picnics – fun to get all the different flavors and textures.
Last night, for our final night together (Matt’s parents are leaving today after lunch), we had a pulled pork feast! Matt’s dad smoked pork shoulder ( it got 3 hours on the grill, 2 in the oven, and 1 to “rest”) and we had it with baked beans and a homemade veggie slaw. It was sooo good.
The veggie slaw was made with broccoli slaw, grated carrot, and finely sliced red onion, and the sauce was a mix of apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and hot sauce. Delicious!
For lunches this week, we did a lot of dinner leftovers and sandwiches. This was a turkey reuben with bean salad, chips, and a cucumber salad.
As for fitness, all of joined together to do our virtual boot camps with Matt’s brother Drew! It was fun to have his parents here vs. on the computer screen. 😉
Matt and I got out for one more stroller-free run date this morning, too, which was such a treat – we did a casual couple miles which felt like plenty in this heat/humidity! We ended at the coffee shop (with our masks) and grabbed iced lattes for our cool down walk.
I hope you guys have a nice weekend! If you’re local to the DC area and planning to order takeout/delivery, here’s a list of DC’s Black-Owned Restaurants that are open right now to consider supporting.
We are sad to say goodbye to Matt’s parents today – it has been so nice to have company, and Riese has had a blast playing with them.
See you guys back here on Monday with a weekend recap.