After a week of being sick and staying out of the gym, my weekend was spent playing and trying to shake the tail end of an infection. Meals over the weekend were tasty and simple, culminating in a spectacular beef roast with a special hungarian pepper kick (the remnants are waiting in my cooler for post WOD execution).
Rachel would play out side every waking moment, and by 8am both mornings we were out on the swing set, expressing our inner monkeys. That being said, I personally tried to focus on encouraging play; raking the back yard so the girls could play in the leaves, taking Rachel to gymnastics Saturday morning and over to the festival foods in the afternoon to take part in their “Pumpkin Blowout” which included a huge “Bounce House” inflatable bounce contraption that she just couldn’t get enough of. Sara got a couple of pumpkins to decorate the front porch, but we’re holding out for our trip to the pumpkin patch on Friday and our CSA open house on Sunday to see if we can get some real monsters for carving.
Rachel and I went to the meat market to stock the fridge for the weekend early on Saturday, which allowed us some tasty burgers (with coconut oil sautéed onions and peppers and steamed veggies) for dinner Saturday and a Chuck Roast for dinner last night that Sara should get some kind of award for. She uses green and Hungarian peppers in bottom of the crockpot as a part of the stock mix that gives it such an incredible flavor…No one should go without it.
Also in the fridge for the family this week are boneless chicken breasts and thighs, turkey breasts, center cut chops, hamburger and a pound of sirloin tips for a stir fry. My fridge is currently empty and will need to be stocked this evening. On my list are the apple chicken sausages I found last week if there are any left and maybe some grassfed beef to cook in the hotel room, but the hotplate sucks, so we’ll see.
Today also marks a return to the gym after a 10 day, virus induced sabbatical; please let my next of kin know that I love them.