I’ve seem to develop some sort of summertime cold. Don’t you just hate those? Is it allergies? An actual cold? A sinus infection? Who knows?! I seem to always make it through the winter without getting a cold, but come summertime it always hits me.
I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home yesterday as Bailey’s battle wound (hornet, read yesterday’s post) had not really shown improvement and I wanted to be able to monitor it and talk to the vet about what to do. Brian calls me the ‘helicopter mom’, which is fine. When a giant – liquid-filled mass forms on my babygirl, I’m going to be worried! Plus, this is the first time this has happened and I just want to make sure we were doing the right thing. FYI, if your dog ever has an allergic reaction to a bee or hornet sting, benedryl and ice will do the trick.
Speaking of Bailey… this weekend Brian and I received something truly awesome from my sister’s boyfriend.
A gorgeous painting! A while back, I asked if he would consider painting a picture of her and when he agreed he made sure to keep it a surprise the whole time.
Well, we couldn’t be happier with the picture he chose and wasted no time hanging it in our living room. Love that face.
Last night, among a bunch of different errands, I managed to find my way to the grocery store to stock up for this week.
Monday: Flank Steak and Caprese Salad
Tuesday: Sweet Potato Hash with Friend Eggs
Wednesday: Turkey Wraps with Salad
Thursday: Bourbon Glazed Chicken and Quinoa
Friday: Wing It
Saturday: Company Picnic/Leftovers
Sunday: Spaghetti Arrabiata
Into my shopping cart went:
- Tomatoes (3)
- Sweet Potatoes (2 medium)
- Bell Pepper
- Jalapenos (3)
- Corn (2)
- Peaches (2)
- Chicken Breast (1 lb.)
- Flank Steak (1 lb.)
- Turkey Deli Meant (1/2 lb.)
- Greek Yogurt (4 individual sized)
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Organic Eggs
- Chicken Stock
- Frozen Pizza
- Hibiscus Lemonade
- Chicken Noodle Soup (Boxed variety)
- Frozen Fruit
Grand Total: $80.49 – Anything under $100 is a win in our household! Meal planning is the best.
The rest of the evening was spent cooking this delicious summer meal.
(If you’ve never cooked flank steak before: Season your steak with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Set your grill to medium high and grill each side for 5 minutes for medium rare. LET THE MEAT REST for 10 minutes before slicing up portions against the grain and voila!)
Playing ‘Heads Up’! Note to self: Brian does not get song references.
And watching cute dog videos.
It was an awesome night!