April 15, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
The wee one turned two and we celebrated with our favorite striped mammal: Daniel Tiger! It was GRR-rific!
We invited our family and pretty much everyone we know with small children over for a party. The birthday boy was thrilled to be the certain of attention all day! Continue reading “A Daniel Tiger Birthday Party” »
March 23, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
I’m trying to ease into the working mom gig smoothly, but let’s get real. Our house is a disaster, I’m tired, and the wee one has been more than a little cranky lately. Change, even for the better, sucks. I’ll be glad when we’re firmly into our new routine and I feel a little less crazed.
I think I did about 6 loads of laundry this week + all the ironing. Times like this I wish I was Molly Weasley and could wave an actual magic wand. *nerd alert*
The wee one has started giving his stuffed animals rides around the house in the various boxes we’ve collected. His other new favorite trick: pretending he’s blind. Dude is a character.
Even though we’ve lived in our new house for almost a year, we finally got around to painting the dining room. Begone, yellow beige!
Thanking the good Lord for a stocked fridge.
In an effort to find some more time during the week, I’m ramping up the weekend prep and looking to use my trusty Crock Pot more.
Weekly Meal Prep
- Cut up vegetables for dinners
- Make a fruit salad with pears, oranges, and strawberries
- Bake brown rice for fried rice
- Assemble chicken thighs with figs, olives, and lemons in a bowl for easy transfer to Crock Pot tomorrow morning
Sarah- oatmeal, hardboiled eggs, green smoothies with protein powder
Sam- frozen waffles, eggs, green smoothies
Nick- hardboiled eggs, English muffins
Hummus + carrots/cucumbers, roasted sweet potatoes, popcorn, raisins, fruit
Sam- school serves him lunch!
Nick- ? lots of work obligations this week
Sunday: Crock Pot Pork Shoulder with sweet potato fries and salad- based this dish on my Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Pork Roast
Monday: Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with olives, figs, and lemon with quinoa and frozen vegetable medley, based on this
Tuesday: Veggie Fried Rice- based on my Tofu Fried Rice recipe minus the tofu
Wednesday: Pork Tacos using the leftover Crock Pot Pork Shoulder and Quick and Crunchy Coleslaw
Thursday: Leftovers/figure it out
Friday: Roasted salmon + black bean and zucchini pancakes
What’s your favorite easy weeknight meal? Links welcome!
March 19, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
I just finished day 5 as a working mom and it’s been a tough transition for me and the wee one. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Back in the Day Bakery” »