On Thursday morning my teenagers left for a Youth Conference Trek and where gone until Saturday evening. Again it sounds like they had a great time and I have been enjoying their fun storied too!
But that left Charly and I home by ourselves for a little bit of time. That does NOT happen very often and when it does it is just for a few hours not a few days. Can I just tell you we had a lovely time.
I had her make a list of all the things that she would like to do during that time. We then planned when we would do them. You should have seen Charly just light up as we were planning and doing these simple little things.
Of course there was some fun impromptu things too like dressing up like an Indian while reading about some and helping her Aunt with some painting. But some of the things that were on our list were thing like:
- Go to Grandma's and sew skirts for us and her favorite stuffed animal.
- Learn to knit
- Crochet a rose
- make a green smoothie from a book of hers (all her idea)
- Watch a Raw Family video on how to make green smoothies (I promise it was her idea...I didn't even hint about it.
I'm thinking less posting with less need to have it perfect on my part may be in order here. You see it just takes me so long to put a post together that I'm finding more time seems to be spent trying to perfect a post and it's pictures then actually creating great recipes. So I'm going to relax a bit. And focus more on what I love. I think I kind of mentioned this in my last post.
Don't worry I still plan to keep sharing favorite recipes I'm just thinking of doing it in a more relaxed easygoing kind of way.
Although last week was fabulous it's so nice to have the family all back together....everything is just right with the world when we are all together.
My Weekly Meal Plan:
Veggie Stir Fry with Garlic Sauce - Sorry I don't yet have a recipe for this. I have one in my head that I'm going to try out tonight if it's good I of course will share.
Smothered Chimmichungas - I'm going to just pan fry these in a little coconut oil instead of turning on the oven and heating up the house to bake them.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad - of course I will adjust it a bit but it looks like a fun salad to try.
Spaghetti - Okay I know this isn't a sandwich.....but my Sister is bringing some of her homemade sauce and well we have a little change of plans.
Tomato, Cucumber, Sprout, Avocado sandwich with garlic herb spread and hummus - Since the garden still has a few weeks to go before we get much out of it and we aren't having sandwiches on Thursday.....just roll with it. This sandwich just sounds good to me and yep I'll share it if it tastes good too. ;)
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