Weekly Meal Plan

Hi friends! How is it that it’s almost September? I am simultaneously soaking up the last of the summer days while getting ridiculously excited for fall. Are there any other fall lovers out there?  I figured it’s been awhile since I’ve done a weekly meal plan for you guys and decided it was time to bring it back, not that my meals are mind blowingly delicious but they are easy and healthy and that makes me happy! We have been a little more carb heavy than we typically are but that is another post for another time 😉

Monday-

BLTA’s, salad, and tator tots (or minion fries as my toddler calls them). I love to add avocado to our BLT’s I think it adds a depth of flavor. Here is some good information on how to pick the perfect avocado. Because, it’s the worst getting home and cutting into a yucky avocado.

Tuesday-

Applegate hot dogs and grass-fed burgers on the grill. What is summer time without grilling?! We like to load up our burgers and dogs with lots of grilled veggies, fresh crisp lettuce, tomatoes, pickles (only the bread and butter kind for me) and all the condiments!

Wednesday-

Spaghetti and Caesar salad

Hubby isn’t home for dinner so Charlotte and I take advantage and make spaghetti. It’s quite the crime for this part Italian woman to be married to a man who doesn’t like spaghetti. I mean, how is that possible?! But since it’s true, Charlotte and I brown up some Italian sausage for the protein and indulge in some fresh parmesean topped spaghetti and a Caesar salad.

Thursday-

This sausage and roasted veggie dinner served with cous cous and a green salad. Simple but a family favorite around here…

Friday-

Friday is the day I declare that I don’t cook dinner, and it’s glorious! We typically do chipotle or Café Rio salad’s-have you tried them? If not, you should.

Saturday-

Bruschetta grilled cheese, omg! You guys, what’s more to love? Fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, sliced turkey breast and balsamic glaze. All the delicious fresh flavors of summer in one sandwich.

Summer-

Leftovers day!

 

We have a very busy week ahead with lots of fun things. Can’t wait to fill you guys in on what’s been happening around here behind the scenes. Check back later this week for an announcement!

 

Now you tell me…..

Any favorite meals or recipes you’ve tried lately?

Sweet Summer Time

Happy August 1st! Summers in Colorado are one of my most favorite things ever, and I can say that after spending 4 ridiculously hot and humid summers in Texas. We have been so busy though this summer, hence the radio silence around here lately. In reality, I’ve been trying to spend more time in the moment and less on my computer/phone. But here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

A ton of time at the pool/splash pad…

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Water balloon fights

Water balloon fights

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Shenanigans with this adorable girl

Shenanigans with this adorable girl

This past weekend Brent and I left Charlotte with her Neena and we drove 2 hours north to Cheyenne, WY. Every summer the Cheyenne Frontier Days is held there, which is a week long event with rodeo’s, concerts, carnival, food, etc. This year Brent and I went with another couple friends of ours and we went to see Florida Georgia Line.

FGLGuys, they were SO good, I mean one of the top concerts I’ve been to. They are so extremely talented and really humble. Our favorite part of the night was a lineup they did of top cover songs throughout our middle school and high school years (they are around the same age as us). It was just overall an awesome concert, and I would totally go see them again sometime.

Somehow, we are now in preparing for the school year mode. Charlotte starts preschool in a few weeks so we are trying to soak up the last bit of summer that’s left and make sure we have what we need for the school year to start.

 

Your turn….

When does school start for your kiddos?

Are you ready for fall?

Family Trip to Nebraska

Brent has family in a small town in Nebraska and we love to go and visit. Brent’s dad lives on a farm and Charlotte loves to run and play on the acres of land he has. Here’s a giant photo dump of our awesome trip!

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My niece fell asleep on the four wheeler, how is that possible?!

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This girl LOVES bugs

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Cousins and best friends

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Her auntie made her hair so beautiful, I need to learn how to do pretty things with her hair!

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Country girls!

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Making a mess at the mulberry tree

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Daddy took her on so many trips on this thing, down to the train tracks, to see horses/cows/lightening bugs

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One sleepy girl

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Out of all the years we’ve been traveling to Nebraska this trip had the best weather we’ve ever experienced. Nebraska is normally super hot/humid/buggy and we didn’t have any issues with any of those things! We really soaked up all the time outside and with our family. Until next summer, Nebraska!