Halloween Harry Potter Style
I came home to children who were very happy to see me and a very appreciative husband. He did so well but I think he was ready to be done being a single parent. They had a blast while I was away but we all missed each other and the reunion was sweet. Going away is awesome and the hugs from my kids and the "I missed you SO much" and "I am SO happy you are back" made it even better.
I scored some incredible deals, got most of my shopping done, picked up a few cute things for me and got waved through at the border - success all around. Now I am back to laundry, cleaning, playing with kids and trying to make up for the complete and utter lack of sleep that occurred.
This week for dinner ....
We ate at McD's on the way home. Not my favourite but we were starving! Dallin and the kids ate at the neighbours' whose wife was with me.
General Tao chicken drumsticks (I use this recipe for the sauce and just bake chicken drumsticks instead and then pour the sauce over them and bake them for another 15 min turning every few minutes to coat), rice, lemon pepper green beans and salad
Blackened Tilapia with cilantro lime yogurt sauce ( I did not add the cayenne and it was still WAY too spicy for the kids, next time I would only add about 1/2 tsp of chipotle powder and some regular chilli powder. I also added about 2 tsp sugar to the dry rub), roasted potatoes, lemon steamed asparagus and raspberry almond spinach salad
Taco pie, spanish rice, corn, chips and guacamole
pork tenderloin with a mushroom cream sauce, mashed potatoes, roasted parmesan asparagus, steamed carrots
We have our church Christmas party but I am not sure if they are feeding us dinner or not. If not, we will eat something simple and quick before we go - maybe soup and grilled cheese or some quesadillas
We have a birthday party about an hour north of us so something on the run, maybe just sandwiches packed with us or leftovers