Monday, April 13, 2015

On the Menu Monday (MPM) - Week 16 - 2015

I don't know where the time goes lately! This is always one of the things on my ta-da list every week, but for some reason, it is one of those things that just never gets done!
We had such a nice weekend. Happy hour Friday night with friends to celebrate the fact that they are under contract on a new house. They have been looking for a while for a new house on a lake in the metro area. Those don't come up very often so it has been a long process and they are so excited! We are excited for them as well of course. It will be fun to do a sunset cruise with them! We went to Bacio for happy hour to celebrate and it had been a while since we had been there. SO good, love that place. 
Saturday we spent the day running errands, picked up my new glasses and got the house and dinner ready to celebrate my friend Stacie's birthday. It was a lot of fun and our friends Christi and Paul joined us as well. It was such a nice evening. Good food, good friends, great conversation. Really can't ask for more. 
Sunday after having breakfast at Maggie's and running errands, we headed home for some spring cleaning. We worked on my office. Windows and screens were cleaned, I bought new curtains for the windows, we got rid of one book shelf and I found a new bench. I also decided to change the room around and do a gallery wall. Now, just a few more things. I need to continue de-clutter, which will happen little by little, I really want hardwood floors in my office and a new ceiling fan, which I have already picked out, just need to pull the trigger. I have a fan in here now, but it was a grab and go purchase out of necessity. This is the one I really like. 
I really like the updates though. I just need to get a few more pictures for my gallery wall. To see the transformation that my home office has been through, check out this post here.
This week is a little bit of everything. I was thinking maybe we would go to a wine dinner on Thursday that looked really good, but we are doing Ruths Chris on Saturday night to celebrate a friends birthday, so one expensive dinner out a week needs to be our limit. 
Plans - After a Monday of work, as well as laundry in between meetings, we need to get some errands run. I have a couple of packages to ship out, a set of curtains to return that didn't work for my office and my new glasses adjusted (pinching behind my ears!) and then we are going to grab a bite out at Lion's Tap which Scott has been wanting to get back to for a while.
Breakfast and Lunch - Egg bake (so glad we have had this for breakfasts) and lunch is leftovers. We grilled steaks and asparagus and sauteed mushrooms last night. It made such a good lunch!
Dinner - Out for a bite!

Plans - Neighborhood Bunco Night! Always a fun night. I have to bring a snack and I have a Groupon for Wuollet that is expiring, so I will probably stop in there and pick something up to bring.
Breakfast and Lunch - Finish up the egg bake, leftover short ribs and mashed potatoes
Dinner - Plated Meal - Lamb Kofta with Pistachios and Herb Salad

Plans - Home, DVR
Breakfast and Lunch - Oatmeal with fresh blueberries, big salad
Dinner - Plated Meal - Braised Cod with Swiss Chard, White Beans and Almonds

Plans - Work on getting the closets turned over.
Breakfast and Lunch - Fresh berries, chicken and rice (Trader Joe's)
Dinner - Plated Meal - Cheesy Beef Enchiladas with Avocado, Spinach and Black Beans

Plans - Out, HH with friends
Breakfast and Lunch - Egg and bacon, whatever I can find in the fridge or soup.
Dinner - Out
Saturday and Sunday
We have a memorial service for my cousin who passed away in February up in Sartell, MN on Saturday and then dinner out for a good friends birthday at Ruths Chris. Sunday I am hoping we can do more clean up and organization at home. Its been so nice to have my office all clean and organized, would like to tackle some other rooms as well.

In regards to Plated Meals, we have been ordering these, two or three a week and we really enjoy them. Sometimes they are completely out of our comfort zone in regards to something I would make or would not make, other times it is something I might make, but it would include different ingredients. Scott likes the step by step recipe and he fact that all of the ingredients come package together for a meal. Really good stuff though. If you are interested in trying them out, here is the link.

For more meal plans and links to recipes, check out the orgjunkie.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Hey Jill! We too are shopping for a ceiling fan... we found that Lowe's had the best selection!