Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekend Scenes

We've had a busy few days with lots of fun activities!  Let's start with Good Friday, the kids were off from school so I scheduled Reagan's Global Entry interview for that afternoon in Boston.  We decided to stop in and have lunch at Mr. PS's office first...
 We had a great view of the Marathon finish line!
 Reagan and I strolled through Beacon Hill on our way back from her appointment...
 and enjoyed the Marathon excitement in the city!
We stopped at Eataly in the Prudential Center to provision for dinner.  This was our first trip and it was amazing!
We picked up pasta, sauce and fresh bread.  I sautéed some peppers and an onion to add in and it was delicious!
I hit my usual Saturday spin class to warm up before the B.A.A. 5K in Boston.  There were just shy of 9,000 runners!  We started on Charles Street and ran through Back Bay.
 Coming down Commonwealth Avenue, we u-turned just before Kenmore Square.
 We crossed the Marathon finish line just after mile 2!
 Spike, the B.A.A. unicorn, was cheering on the runners!
I came home for lunch and a shower before heading back to the city for a Red Sox game at 4:05!  We met some friends for a drink at Eastern Standard first.
Then we met Mr. PS's brother and our sister-in-law at the game.  The weather was perfect for mid-April with temps in the high sixties!
 Easter morning arrived quickly and thankfully the Easter Bunny found our new home!
 Rowan's basket...
 Reagan's basket...
 Riley's basket...
 Breakfast before heading to noon Mass...
It was almost 85 degrees by the time we left!
 After Mass we headed to my parents' house where a basket of goodies was waiting for us!
 We made our way outside to the Bunny Trail...
 where lots of eggs awaited us!
 There's no shortage of candy here...
 Ready for dinner!
 We ended off with one more birthday celebration for my Dad with key lime pie, his favorite!
Mr. PS was off to work on Monday morning while the kids and I took off to Lexington, Massachusetts for a Patriot's Day 5 miler!
The weather was spectacular again!
 Reagan caught me crossing the finish!
We drove a few miles south and parked ourselves in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital to cheer on the marathoners!
 We spent two hours at mile 16 ringing our cow bells!  Just amazing to watch...
Congrats to all the finishers, what an accomplishment!

How was your weekend?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Menu Monday

Happy Marathon Monday!  It's a three day weekend here in Massachusetts and the kids are off this week which is awesome!  We're often away this week, but it's nice to be home for a change and just enjoy spring in New England.

It was a fun Easter weekend, but I'm having some technical difficulties downloading photos so just popping in to share our menu for now!  So here it is...

Monday- Pork Tenderloin Roast, Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash, Green Beans
Tuesday- Angel Hair & Meatballs, Salad
Wednesday- Meatball Subs
Thursday- Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas & Mexi Rice (hold the tortillas)
Friday- Spinach, Tomato & Mozzarella Stromboli, Salad
Saturday- out
Sunday- Riley's Confirmation

Hopefully we'll be back on track tomorrow!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

Hello Monday!  It was a very busy weekend here at Chez PS and the best part was that spring finally decided to show up!

Rowan took the day off from Montessori on Friday so that we could have some fun together!  We hit Legal C for lunch and went to see Smurfs The Lost Village.  We enjoyed Trolls more, but this was perfect for her.
I made Spanakopita Friday night along with a mixed green salad, it was really delicious!
I whipped up some blueberry pancakes for the crew on Saturday morning before heading off to the gym.  I used the Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake mix and they smelled just like blueberry muffins!
I caught up on some chores around the house before my parents arrived to attend a wedding nearby.
We joined them for the wedding Mass and then headed off to dinner at Abby Park in Milton.
We started with these sourdough pretzels and mustard, fig, cheese fondue sauce!
I had the salmon, arugula & fennel salad for dinner.  Our meals took a long time to arrive so sadly we
skipped out on dessert.
I was up bright and early on Sunday to put a Farmer's Casserole and French Toast Bake in the oven. Unfortunately so was Rowan, she decided to wake everyone so our day started a bit earlier than planned!
Once we were cleaned up I took my parents and Rowan for a ride, it was such a beautiful day!  We hit Volante Farms in Needham...
Crescent Ridge in Sharon...
And Lovell's in Medfield...
We came home, relaxed and enjoyed the warm afternoon!
We got ready to take my dad out to dinner for his upcoming birthday!
We headed to Davio's at Patriot Place in Foxboro home of the New England Patriots!
Oh those popovers!
We started with their famous Philly cheesesteak rolls, shrimp cotija rolls and chicken parm rolls!
She loves her Bubba!
Dinner arrived and I'm pretty sure Riley ordered a side of beef...
Reagan went with chicken...
and surprisingly I ordered salmon!
There was panna cotta for dessert...
molten chocolate cake...
and fresh fruit with housemate cannoli!
Good food and lots of love here!
So it's another beautiful day and I while I had plans for a long run, my hip started aching badly after 3.5 miles so I walked the rest and will be treating it with some ibuprofen and ice!  I hit the market on my way home and pulled together this menu plan for the week...

Monday- Turkey Kielbasa & Pierogi Sheet Pan Meal
Tuesday- Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday- Skinny Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Thursday- Italian Wedding Soup & Cheese Panini
Friday- Homemade Pizza & Salad
Saturday- Red Sox
Sunday- Easter at Mom & Dad's, bring pineapple casserole & key lime pie

How was your weekend?  What are your easter plans?