It seems like every Monday I’m more and more surprised by how fast the weekend goes. Especially this time of year with all the holiday parties, shopping, decorating, and baking to do. I hope you had some time to enjoy in some holiday festivities like I did this weekend, lets get to all the highlights.
Friday morning I was up for my usual 5 a.m. workout and finished Week 12 of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide program. Even though I started at Week 7 it felt super nice to feel like I accomplished something. I enjoyed the workouts, and don’t have weeks 13-24 so I am now looking forward to doing more Beachbody On Demand Videos like 21 Day Fix Extreme, T25, and Insanity Max 30 through the Winter months.
After work on Friday I went to a work Holiday party. I didn’t stay too long and didn’t take any photos (opps) but enjoyed some good conversation, watched a white elephant gift exchange, and ate yummy BBQ food from Urban Bar-B-Que. I made these Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes to bring and enjoyed as dessert before heading home for an early bedtime.
Gym time, Football, and a Holiday Party
Saturday I was up to head to the gym for some Treadmill Intervals followed by BodyPump class. If I don’t head into DC for a Flywheel spin class this is my second favorite workout to kick start the weekend. After some cardio and strength training it was time to head home for a recovery shake, coffee, and time surf the web and cookbooks to meal plan.
After hitting the grocery store I went up to watch Tom’s All Star Football game. A game where seniors from all around MD can play as an extra chance to get noticed by some college recruits. The game started at 2:00 and by the time the sun set at halftime I was WAY to cold to stay any longer. So I headed home to get ready for a Holiday Party that evening.
I overflowed some of the Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes I made for Friday’s Holiday Party and was originally planning to bring some to another gathering Saturday night. So with a cupcake fail and not a lot of time I quickly whipped up a White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow, because you can never go wrong with that chocolate and Chex combo. Usually I’m all about baking, but sometimes love the simple desserts.
Shared this Quick and Easy Dessert on Instagram
Saturday night we enjoyed wine, good food, and company at one of our close friends houses. We got half a group picture as the boys hung out in the basement or ‘pub’ most of the night.
Brunch, Yoga, and Sunday To Do’s
Sunday morning we had a little sleep in. Then got ready to go to brunch together at Silver Diner as I had a complimentary entree coupon that was going to expire. Can’t let something like that go to waste! I had a veggie and chicken sausage omelet with goat cheese, toast, and a side of home fries. I love that Silver Diner supports local meat and produce businesses and has many organic and gluten free options on their menu.
Then we headed to Target to do monthly trip of all the food and paper products I prefer buying there than the grocery store. Target is just convenient for us as it’s down the street but we’ve been considering a Costco Membership, any thoughts?
Then it was home for some meal prep, laundry, cleaning, and I squeezed in a 40 minute yoga session. Until it was time to warm up with some Chili for dinner and snack on some Muddy Biddies while catching up on my Bravo TV. And that’s a wrap for the weekend.
Menu for the Week
Since we have no leftovers in the freezer for the week I thought I’d also share this weeks Menu. On busy nights I do easy dinners, others I know I have more time to cook, but here’s what we’re having this week:
Monday: Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies // Tuesday: Cashew Chicken // Wednesday: Brinner, no recipe just eggs, roasted veggies & sweet potatoes, and bacon, delicious combo. Thursday: Bolognese Sauce with Zoodles. And Friday and Saturday are up in the air as I’m not sure what our weekend plans are yet.
Thanks to Meghan and Katie for today’s link up. You can read previous Weekend Highlights here.
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Costco or Target?
What’s one meal you’re having this week?
What was the highlight of your weekend?