Monday, December 10, 2018

The Weekend

We had a really fun weekend!  On Friday night we went out for my work Christmas party, where we visited, laughed, played games, and then kept the evening going with some karaoke.

It was a much needed night out, and we were out late!

After sleeping in on Saturday morning, Christopher went into work for some overtime hours (which are easy to come by this time of year), and I lounged around on the couch.  We napped in the afternoon, and then got ready to go out again on Saturday night for our friend Jeff's birthday.

The birthday party was at Cathedral Social Hall.  We ordered pickle spears to start - mmm!


Then I had the chicken salad, and Christopher had the poke bowl.


It was another pretty late night, so we slept in again on Sunday.  We were eating this breakfast closer to lunch time ...


December is one of the busiest months for us, as I think it is for most people, so we made a point this year of planning easier meals, or cooking larger amounts on the weekend to have leftovers for the weekdays.  It's nice to come home from work and be able to just warm something up, before going out Christmas shopping, or heading to a get-together.

On Sunday evening we cooked up a batch of chili, and also roasted a leg of lamb with some parsnips, carrots, and potatoes.


We ate the chili last night and for lunch today, and then we had the lamb for dinner this evening after doing some Christmas shopping.


There is enough left for tomorrow's meals, and lunch on Wednesday.

After a busy weekend out and about, we're looking forward to a cozy weekend at home next weekend, with loads of Christmasy snacks, baking, and movies!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  
Is this month busy for you?  
Are you done your Christmas shopping? (We're alllllmost done.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Wiped Out

Last week started out okay, and just got worse and worse.  I rarely get sick, but I came down with what I think was a flu, although it was unlike anything I had ever experienced before in my life.  The incredible fatigue was the worst part.  I could barely get up off of the couch, and every small movement completely exhausted me.  All the meals we had planned to make last week we pushed forward to this week, and I basically did nothing other than lie on the couch.  Christopher took really good care of me.  Surprisingly I still had an appetite, so he made salads, or I just had soup or smoothies, but it was an effort to down them, and I usually gave up long before I was full.  Most evenings I went to bed at 8:00 p.m., and was still completely exhausted in the morning.  Ugh. 

Luckily I was feeling well enough by Saturday to go to Saskatoon to visit my mom.  We enjoyed her company, and then picked up soup to have in our hotel room, as that was about all I had energy for.  On Sunday I was starting to get some energy back.

I was looking forward to cooking today, as it felt like a long time since I had been productive in the kitchen.  This evening we made scallops with parsnip puree, from the latest issue of Food Network Magazine.


We thought it was pretty good, but not good enough to make again.

I am so happy to be feeling more like myself again, as we have some fun get-togethers coming up later this week.

Have you been sick this winter?  How was your weekend?  How is your week going so far?  Do you have any social engagements coming up?