Monday night, we had a favorite: Taco Salad! We all just love it! When I have the time, I cook several lbs at once (always deer burger) and freeze it so that it's easy for E to just heat up on the nights he has to get dinner ready. I've started adding black beans too and it stretches the meat so much further! I didn't waste any of my precious organic canned black beans (those are for brownies!) on this, these were dry beans.
I had planned soup since it was supposed to rain (and then it didn't). I went ahead and made sausage, white bean and kale soup anyway. I want Janna to be my mom. Seriously. This was some of the best soup I've had. Like Ever! We all really enjoyed it! She used chicken sausage. I used whatever I could find that was free of soy. I also left out the potatoes, but added extra beans. I wanted it to be freezer friendly (and I seriously love beans). This soup used up the last of my white beans in the freezer, so I need to plan a bean cooking day for sure as I'm mostly out of the other ones also.
On Wednesday, Eric grilled burgers and I made baked spinach. W.O.W. Smitten Kitchen, where have you been all my life? By using gf bread crumbs, Namaste perfect flour blend, Daiya cheese, and So Delicious coconut milk creamer, I was able to make this safe for the whole family. Even allergy friendly, it was completely amazing. The kids each ate their mandatory bites and didn't ask for more. Not that I cared....more for me!!
Thursday morning, we went to Target in Wichita where I discovered we could score some detangler spray pretty cheap and Money Saving Mom posted it on her blog! We had our usual for dinner - waffles. I had planned to make up a bunch for the freezer, but everyone just happened to be quiet/napping at the same time and I dozed off too!
Friday, E took the kids back to his parent's for the day. Moosey and Buggy had fun riding Blackie, but that ended quickly when Bugs took a little tumble off the side. She is fine, thank goodness and eager to get right back on.
I spent most of my day at home enjoying the quiet, but I did venture out for Starbucks, a pedi and crazy cheap Annie's Dressing. I spent $4.90 on 10 bottles and and then got $7.50 in catalinas for my next trip! That's a pretty good money maker!
Saturday, we had wanted to go to the zoo, but it was yucky, cold and rainy, so we went to Exploration Place instead. Our kids always seem to migrate right towards the flight simulators. They must get that from Daddy!
I wish we had video of Buggy in it, she was hilarious!
By Sunday, I had caught the cold that had been circulating our home, but I had one more thing I wanted to try - kale chips! They seem to be all the rage on the internets and easy to make, so I figured we'd give it a go.
They were tasty for sure, but the giant canker sore on my tonsil didn't agree. Buggy ate about a dozen and then decided she didn't like them anymore. Kelton wasn't sold and E wasn't quite sure either. I think we'll try them again with a sprinkle of parmesan when everyone can finally have dairy.