Monday, December 12, 2011

Celebrations and Reunions

This past weekend we celebrated, but nothing having to do with the holidays, rather: SPH returning home from a week's long trip to Asia, R, who did great in his first-ever Tae Kwon Do Tournament and a great visit from SPH's mom who came into town to help me during the latter half of his trip.

I always like to have some special things to do with the boys while SPH is out of town, as they are both big daddy's boys, and it serves as a good distraction for all of us. Last week we had some neighbor friends over to learn how to cook dinner and dessert for their parents! It honestly was a lot of fun, and the kids did great, but man, was I beat when all was said and done:

This week will be a lot less out-of-the ordinary, with SPH home and more of a steady pace. We're gearing up for the holidays, to be sure, but at least this week, all four of us will be eating dinner together.

Our meals this week:

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice (Meatless Monday Healthy Eating Challenge--are you in?!)
Simply Sauteed Rockfish, Broccoli and Wild Rice Pilaf
My version of Slow Cooker Senate Bean Soup (will share the recipe once its been adequately tweaked)
Busy Night Garlic Pasta, Green Beans, Pineapple
Greek Salad

Here's to the last week of school before Winter Break!


JerseyBaby said...

This is exactly the kind of thing I would do to keep our minds and hearts busy. Yet again, I wish we were neighbors!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

OH JB, it would be great, wouldn't it? Deep in the Heart posted on FB she wants to be our neighbor too! :)