Morning guys! We’ve had a busy one over here – I took Riese bright and early to her follow up appointment with the lip tie doctor. Looks like everything is healing really well which is great… hoping it starts to make a difference with breastfeeding soon! We’ll see. 🙂 We are still doing all sorts of suck strengthening exercises on her, too… who knew breastfeeding was so complicated?!
Anyway… when we got home, I had a second breakfast (first breakfast was microwave banana oatmeal with cottage cheese and blueberries) – some more of my Smoked Salmon Vegetable Egg Casserole leftover from brunch on Sunday. I had this variation atop avocado toast with some arugula and hot sauce!
I’ve been eating on it all week – nice to have it in the fridge ready and waiting each morning! I’ll have to make it again soon. I was loving it with a muffin (a pumpkin muffin my mom made) and some fruit, too! Plus a little avocado on top, because avocado is the best. (See also: avocado toast recipes.)
Another food highlight from this week was lunch with my friend Gretchen on Monday! She lent me their baby scale so I could do some more weighted feeds with Riese to make sure she was taking in enough food, so I needed to return that to her and we decided to use it as an excuse to have a lunch date. We had lunch at a Mediterranean place called Yayla Bistro and shared their vegetarian sampler platter. Blogger in action:
We also got two salads – the beet salad and the arugula salad. Gretchen doesn’t like arugula so that one was all me. 🙂
Yummy lunch! I always find meals like that where there are lots of different things being shared very satisfying – love all the tastes and textures. Loved the time to catch up with Gretchen, too, and to talk all about balancing being new moms and work! We are in very similar life phases right now. 🙂
One other fun meal out from the week was last night with Matt – we had another follow up appointment for Riese (with the baby chiro… basically baby facial massage) at 5:45 so he met me there after work and we went out to dinner when we were done. We didn’t make it to the restaurant until 7 (we hit up Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town since it was about a 15 minute walk from the appointment and I love that place) so we were cutting it a little close with the baby bedtime situation, but we decided to go for it. I was really craving their salmon again… the cheesy quinoa it comes with is so good! And it was warm enough to eat outside, which was nice in case Riese was noisy.
Just like last time, Riese started crying a bit as we got our beers and said “cheers” – her timing is spot on. But this time with a little pacifier action she was content to stay in the stroller and fell asleep after a bit, too. Whew! Success!
I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow for some Friday faves. Until then – have a good one!
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve eaten this week? For me it was definitely that salmon… the harissa sauce it comes with is amazing, as is that cheesy, creamy quinoa! Must find out how they make that and replicate it at home!