Hey friends! We are coming down from the excitement of having Matt’s parents here visiting… Riese was really sad to say goodbye to them on Saturday and so were we, but grateful we got to see them at all as we know so many are not able to see their families right now.
We were spoiled by lots of good meals while Matt’s parents were here since his dad loves to cook!
One night last week we had pork chops with roasted acorn squash (he topped it with some butter, cinnamon, and a little brown sugar I think before roasting) and broccoli.
Plus some yummy mango and avocado spinach salads. And that’s homemade sourdough bread – so impressed!
Did any of you get into baking your own bread this year? I know a lot of people picked up hobbies like that while we are all stuck at home, but bread hasn’t been something I’ve been interested in tackling, especially since there’s so much delicious bread from local bakeries. 😉 That and trying to keep up with Riese and also get work done is basically all I can handle these days…
That said, the homemade bread was really delicious and I enjoyed eating it! We dipped it in a little olive oil, balsamic, salt, and pepper mixture which was perfect and made it feel like a fancy restaurant experience. 😉
Another night we had meatloaf with roasted purple potatoes (fun!) and sauteed chard. I love meatloaf, it’s so cozy and comforting and I always dip it in extra ketchup along the with potatoes.
Other meals looked like lots of leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner! We had a bunch of plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and veggies this weekend as a Thanksgiving re do, and Matt also made us some turkey and veggie soup for a lighter leftover option.
Still working our way through it!
What have you been making with your Thanksgiving leftovers, if you have any?
Matt and I had a low key weekend – we did lots of Christmas decorating outside + inside which was fun and is officially the earliest we’ve ever decorated but honestly anything that will bring a little joy to this year is welcomed, right? I’ll get some pictures when we’re all done. 🙂
We also got a lot of things done around the house – cleaning up, laundry, etc, and had some nice family walks. It was low key like most weekends are nowadays!
The main food highlight from the weekend, besides lots of leftovers, was this outdoor brunch at Eveningstar Cafe in Del Ray yesterday. They had a new item on the menu, a brunch smash burger, so I decided to go for it, and it was soooo good.
I hadn’t had a good burger in awhile and this really hit the spot! It had bacon, cheese, a fried egg, and a really good mustard sauce. 10/10 would def eat this again!
And now, time to continue tackling my to do list. Monday is still our only childcare day so it’s my day to pack in as much as possible. Having the ability to work from home is a huge luxury these days but I have to say, I really miss being able to get out and work from coffee shops. Riese is just at an age where it’s really hard for her when Matt and I are both home and we have a sitter here – she honestly spends half the time crying at our office doors and it’s not fun for any of us.
I’ll see you all back here on Wednesday with a recipe – until then!
How early do you decorate for the holidays, if you celebrate them? Normally we wait until the second weekend of December, but not this year!
What’s the best thing you ate on Thanksgiving, or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, what’s the best thing you ate over the past week?