The week is over (or just beginning). I guess it depends on how you look at it. The busy week is over and a less busy week is starting. It was so great to spend time with family over the past few days, but it is good to get back to the routine. I am worn out. I did manage to get the tree & Christmas decorations up today.
My Mom, Hannah and I headed out shopping for some great deals on Friday. We shopped for close to 12 hours. We got some amazing deals, most I can’t talk about due to peeping eyes! ;) We stopped for lunch around noon at Marcella’s. I am a sucker for risotto, so I ordered the Roasted Chicken & Broccolini Risotto. It was TDF! I thought I liked the Seafood Risotto – I think this Roasted Chicken one might be better! It was the perfect way to refuel. After lunch we hit up World Market & spent close to an hour in there. Not because we were in line, because we were having a blast! I love that place! The only bummer – they were out of their dark chocolate & sea salt bars that I have been dying to try! It was a super fun day! I love spending time with my Mom & Hannah. The only thing missing was my sister, Kelly. Here is a picture of us together last December.
This week Manda of Asparagus Thin is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap with the theme of cranberries. Cranberries rock! I made my own cranberry sauce for the first time last Thanksgiving. This year I added a new twist to that recipe and I will be sharing it later this week. I am also interested in learning how to cook other things with cranberries. I have been adding the leftover cranberry sauce to my salads….what a great topper!
Sunday- Rotisserie chicken, green beans, sweet potatoes & salad
Monday ~BBQ chicken breast, brown rice, asparagus & salad
Tuesday ~Tacos, refried beans, corn & salad
Wednesday ~Burgers, sweet potato fries & salad
Thursday~ Filet, roasted veggies & salad
Friday~ Homemade pizza, veggies & salad
Cookies (starting my Cookie a Day baking to get ready for December)
Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu plans & ideas.