Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm a little sad to have to send the kids back to school this morning. I wish we could have had one more day to sleep in and just enjoy being at home. I'll post a little Thanksgiving recap tomorrow. We tried something new with the turkey and it was pretty fun.
We cut down a Christmas tree on Saturday. It's our first tree to cut down in Washington. We had to drive two hours away to get to a forest and got to hike around in snow. We found a fun 12 foot tree that fits in our living room perfectly in the front window. However, we don't have enough lights because it's our biggest tree yet. I need to go buy more this morning so we can decorate. We've cut down a Christmas tree every year of our marriage, except last year since we were moving. This is our 14th tree!
Anyway...menu planning time. I'm excited to get back to semi-normal cooking this week. I enjoyed indulging a little last week, but I couldn't help but think about how much cholesterol was in every bite of my Thanksgiving dinner. All things in moderation, right? My body definitely feels better when I eat my normal low-cholesterol food.
Tuesday: french dip sandwiches
Wednesday: salmon, rice/quinoa, veggies
Thursday: chicken and wild rice soup
Friday: baked crispy chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries
Saturday: easy night
Sunday: taco soup
What are you making this week? I love it when you share. Need more dinner ideas? Check out my family's favorite dinners or my menu archive.
I'm off to restock my fridge for the week and to buy some more Christmas lights!