Hi guys! Apparently 2018 so far has been the year of toast – I’m obsessed with savory toast breakfasts lately! Here’s a new creation from this weekend: toast with cottage cheese, tomato, smoked salmon, and arugula. Sounds gross but it was SO good.
It was nice to mix it up from eggs, too, because I have been doing a TON of avocado toast with eggs lately! I think I had this breakfast 5 times last week. Ha! So good though! (Want more avocado toast ideas? I have a whole post on mix and match avocado toast recipes!)
Other eats from this weekend included tuna sandwiches – I mixed the tuna with dijon mustard, sauerkraut, and avocado. Surprisingly good combo!
We also had some simple black beans, jasmine rice, and chicken with veggies on Saturday night. We had some frozen chicken to use up – part of our continued efforts to clean out our freezer!
We had some leftover beans and rice, as well as some leftover homemade tomato/veggie sauce (that was original made for our Saucy Tomato Artichoke Chicken last week), so I had it all together yesterday, topped with a fried egg, for lunch. Plus more arugula – always a fun (and pretty) addition! It sounds random but it was a really good combo! Kind of like a twist on huevos rancheros.
Nursing snacks over the weekend featured my old friend Zesty Lemon Zucchini Muffins (<- recipe)! I hadn’t had those in AGES – it’s a recipe from back when we lived in North Carolina – and I forgot how good they are. So lemon-y! Mmmm.
As for last night, my mom babysat while we had a night out – such a treat! Thanks, mom! We met friends at Alto Fumo (which is the new Faccia Luna – it got bought and the name changed but otherwise it’s exactly the same) for wine and pizza (and I also had an unpictured beet, goat cheese, and arugula salad to start – yum).
Dinner was pretty quick so we all decided to head next door to a cool speakeasy type cocktail bar called Baba. Been wanting to try this place for ages but obviously it didn’t make sense to go when it first opened while I was pregnant (although their food does sound good too). Their cocktail list was awesome – I had the “B&B” which was rum, beet juice (!), lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and mint. It was really good – not too sweet! Loved the cozy vibe of the place too.
This is Matt’s last week of leave before going back to work next week – nooooo! I know we’ve been so spoiled he’s gotten so long, but it still makes me sad that this special time with both of us home is coming to an end. It went by so quickly! We are spending this week interviewing a bunch of nannies – thank you to those who shared your nanny search tips in my previous post mentioning we were looking! I’m having a bit of a hard time with it… it makes me really sad to think of someone else taking care of Riese a lot of the day. But… unless I want to quit working, it has to happen, right? Hopefully we can find someone who is a good fit, and find the right balance of nanny time vs. mom time! It’s almost harder to figure out since I work for myself and have some flexibility in the sense that it’s not just like “Okay, we need full time, the end.” Having it more fluid is tough because I’m tempted to try to compress my work stuff… but I’m not sure if that will work or not. Makes it hard to find a nanny when we aren’t 100% sure what the hours will look like! Anyway – enough rambling. I’m sure we will figure it out – clearly we aren’t the first people to do this, right?! 😉
Speaking of Riese, I will leave you with one of my new favorite photos. Ahhh! I love her so much. <3
Have a great day guys! And if you have any advice for how to not completely melt down when leaving your child with childcare providers for the first time, I’m all ears. 😉