Everyday Life and Menu Plan 3.20.17

This winter has been a doozy around the Pacific Northwest. According to our favorite weather blog, we've had a year's worth of rain in five months. We're no slouches about getting out to enjoy the sun in this part of the world, and I think even more so this year. We had just over two days of sun this week and it was all the sweeter for having been absent for so long.

A lovely day calls for a poke bowl! I hadn't hit up my favorite food truck in ages, and it just so happened to be nearby this week. (I get the mixed tuna and salmon poke, lightly seared with spicy aoli and brown rice.) And over the weekend we took a spin by our favorite nearby park for walking paths to enjoy the weather.
The kids were trying to observe a hawk surreptitiously in the photo above. Everyone at the park got a front row seat to a very 'circle of life' moment when a it went in for the kill on mister bunny rabbit. Blergh! They got out their binoculars and watched as he picked at his prey. Once the hawk took off with it, everyone took a look at the entrails left behind. Some even took pictures! GAH. I did not. You're welcome. Now seems like a perfect time to talk about food...

It's a short week of menu planning, as my husband and I are taking off for a weekend in San Diego! I've been planning my reading material and our dinners out - but if there is a MUST do, hit me up. I have orders to get some Extraordinary Desserts and multiple recs for tacos. We might rent a car this time around to explore beyond the downtown area, too. Until then:

Monday - Pizza
Tuesday - Buffalo Chicken Chili in the Crock Pot (from Slow Cooker Gourmet - I just cook chicken breasts in the pot to make this recipe even easier!)
Wednesday - Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce (from Budget Bytes)
Thursday - Spaghetti with Ground Turkey (same recipe as Saturday Night Pasta, changing up the pasta and protein)

As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, and now Beth Fish Reads weekend cooking - be sure to check out all the great weekly food inspiration!


  1. I hope this week goes well and that you have such an amazing trip this weekend; can't wait to hear all about it!