We had a nice low-key long weekend to close out 2016 and start 2017. On Saturday - A five run at the gym and then a trip to the library with the kids. A snowshoe hike with Abel and GB.
The appetizer menu, for posterity:
- Cheesy Southwest dip
- Apple & Brie puff pastry bites
- Bell pepper & Parmesan Bruschetta
- Grape jelly & BBQ Meatballs
Grammy and Abel
On Sunday - Eggs Benedict for breakfast. Church. A relaxing tea & book moment for me while the kids napped. Oh, and we knocked out Swede's New Year's Resolution which was to go to the supermarket. [Not sure why she says supermarket because I always call it a grocery store.]
The joy of simultaneous nap time
New Year's Day shenanigans with my best girl
On Monday - Another five mile run at the gym. Another snowy hike with GB. We wandered around downtown and seriously contemplating buying a Kidoozie Funtime Tractor from the toy store even though it was just Christmas.
Abel & Horsey the Cow
The Strater Hotel in downtown Durango
January 2017 TBR List
What's next? I'm trying to get in the habit of waking up before the kids to exercise and shower. I think I might try to read one non-fiction book per month. And I've decided to update the "Food" page with our weekly meal plans. I think it'll be helpful to have all the links to my tried-and-true recipes in one place. Here's what we're having this week:
Mon: Spanish Chickpea Stir-Fry from Real Simple
Tue: Creamy Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta from Budget Bytes
Wed: Pizza - Kale Pesto, Mozzarella, Tomato
Thu: Creamy White Chicken Chili from Gimme Some Oven
Fri: Rubens [I always try to have the most "fun" meal on Friday.]
I'll be back on Thursday to talk more about my goals and plans for 2017!