Hello there! Happy Columbus Day. Do you get to enjoy a three day weekend with the day off? Us teachers go in, but the kiddos are off today. At least it makes going into the work week a bit easier. But of course I’m already missing the weekend. Lets get right to some of the highlights.
Friday night was game night. Tom’s team won 19-7, it wasn’t a pretty win, but gives them a few things to learn from and work on. Once I got home I reheated some leftovers, watched a bit of the movie No Strings Attached and then headed up to bed.
Saturday morning was perfecttttt weather for a run with a slight chill in the air. I took advantage of it and did some miles around the neighborhood. After I foam rolled and then recovered with a shake.
The rest of Saturday morning/early afternoon I lounged around, went to the grocery store, and baked Tom a birthday cake. His birthday was on Wednesday so we decided to celebrate this weekend. Every year I try to recreate an ‘eclair cake’ that his grandma used to make him growing up. I’ve literally tried different variations every year, and the last few years have realized his grandma must have made a Boston Cream Pie cake that Tom likes to call eclair cake. Anywayssss here is the recipe I used this year and it was amazing and most likely a keeper for many more birthdays to come!
Once the kitchen was cleaned up I got dressed up to head out for dinner. We stayed local and just went around the corner to Galazio’s Restaurant. They have a nice outdoor patio and the weather was perfect for dining outside. We had the Flambe Saganaki aka flaming cheese and split a bottle of wine.
Then I had the chicken kabobs and Tom had a pizza for dinner. It was my fourth time here and I have yet to order anything else off the menu, I tend to stick with what I like I guess. Then we headed home and ate cake for dessert. 🙂
Sunday was the usual morning yoga, laundry, some meal prep, and pictures for a few things coming your way this week. I also styled some Instagram posts, including this Pumpkin Spice Latte using Vital Proteins. I drank this for breakfast then styled a post for Banza pasta, and ate that for lunch. Watch out on my Instagram for both recipes this week.
Sunday was a bit of a rainy day, so we just hung out, watched football and then made burgers and brussels sprouts for dinner.
In case you missed it last week on Sweet and Strong:
- Spin, a Photography Course, Doughnuts, and other Weekend Highlights
- 30 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout
- Use the Hashtag #sweetandstrong on Instagram After I posted this, over the weekend I read how Tina balances splurges on the weekends. Clearly I’m not the only one who enjoys sweet treats, you’re in good company!
And here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Monday: Easy Miso Baked Chicken
Tuesday: Crockpot Salsa Chicken, no recipe needed, literally just salsa, chicken breasts, and some taco seasoning. Served in tortillas, with rice, or cauliflower rice.
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner with this Hashbrown Frittata
Thursday: Chili-Garlic Broiled Salmon
Friday: Game Night! I’ll just eat some leftovers.
Wishing you a great week of making healthy choices, fitting in some workouts, and enjoying the occasional sweet treats in life.
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Thanks to Meg for the Week In Review Link Up. You can read previous Weekend Highlights Here.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Tell me something on your menu this week.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?