9 weeks ago, we walked in the door upon returning home from our 2k mile journey, took a look around, saw the water and the damage, and haven't slept here since. Until now. Construction is still underway, but a lot of progress has been made, and insurance says it's time to move back in. There's still a lot left to do, and I am excited for it to get done, but for now, am just glad to be in our house. I can look out the window and see green!
I have to say, though, the hotel took good care of us. (I will actually miss the sweet staff there. Gotta love it when people are excellent at their job.) We had breakfast everyday, 3 dinners a week provided, and a mini-kitchen to make the rest of the meals… so if you noticed a lack of normal meal planning, that is why… I kept it pretty boring, I wasn't about to haul my spice cabinet there or anything. Plus with the start of the school year for both me and the kids, and all of us heading different directions each day, it was crazy enough. Did we eat paleo? Mostly. I'll leave it at that. We aren't ones to pass up free food when life is in chaos.
This weekend, my in-laws have helped make our house way more conducive to living in (when you have had demo and construction going on in a small(ish) house, it affects everything), plus they snuck a couple of paleo meals in the fridge for a good start to the week. Woo-hoo!
I don't even know what to make this week. On one hand, all the possibilities seem so tempting, but really, I'm quite limited to the slow cooker, microwave, and waffle iron because the range is not in place. Neither is the dishwasher or even the kitchen sink, so no big messes allowed.
coffee, heavy cream
pumpkin waffles, chicken sausage
coconut milk smoothies (but w/ blueberries)
salami, tortilla chips (on sale at Costco), carrots, rasberries
After school snack:
yogurt or apples & almond butter
Sunday - leftovers
Monday - honey lime chicken and salad (kit from Costco)
Tuesday - leftovers
Wednesday - my version of tacos al pastor (in the crock pot, this recipe)
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - beef & chorizo burgers on the grill, sweet potatoes
It was a good week to shop at Sprouts: kombucha, chicken sausage, boneless pork chops, chicken tenders, ground beef, honey crisp apples, cilantro, cheese, yogurt, pumpkin, honey, carrots… all on sale. I didn't even need to go to Aldi this week. I picked up a few more things at Costco.
Unrelated, but an idea to try: I have a feeling these would be gobbled up in 2 seconds at my house.
Alright, I'm happy to be back, but must go to bed… Hope you have a good start to your week.
|Guess what I forgot to buy. Eggs. Guess there won't be waffles tomorrow.|