Everday Life and Menu Plan - Spring Break Edition (4.10.17)

First things first, the Curried Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice from One-Pan Wonders last week was great!

It was super easy to prep and cook, but I may add a little crushed red pepper or cayenne next time. The curry on the chicken flavored the whole dish nicely, but could have been a tad spicier. 

We had a fun Spring Break staycation, although the weather could have cooperated more. At least we did get some time outside early in the week and no one was sick this year, unlike last year. This meant I was able to bring the kids to the Y every morning to get our day going, and my oldest even joined me for a workout!
As for afternoon activities, Monday we went to the park and Menchies, Tuesday was a hit with our first visit to McMenamin's Anderson School and the Lagoon pool.
They had so much fun and begged to go to the restaurant overlooking the pool after our swim session. It was three in the afternoon and we'd already had lunch, but I caved because I figured we were on vacation! 
I let them eat dinner and I got a Mai Tai, then gave them a bowl of cereal at dinner time. Ha! Next time we go, which will be soon I'm sure since it's about a five minute drive from our house, I'll try and time it around a meal.
Wednesday was haircut day and lazy movie afternoon, because you have to have at least one of those days. Thursday we went bowling, because you have to have that day on staycation, too. 
And we capped off the week on Friday with the best outing to see Cirque du Soleil!
I already gushed on Facebook and Instagram, but I can't stress enough how wonderful Luzia is and how much I loved sharing one of my favorite things in the world with my kids. This was probably the 9th Cirque show I've seen and it's definitely up there as one of my favorites.
Alright, time to hang up my cruise director hat and get back to the weekly routine!

Monday - Pizza
Tuesday - Moroccan Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Ginger Cream (this recipe from Half Baked Harvest can easily go in the slow cooker and blended with an immersion blender!)
Wednesday - Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers with Brown Rice and Roasted Broccoli (a favorite from Iowa Girl Eats)
Thursday - Turkey Burgers on the Grill and Roasted Potatoes  
Friday - Sheet Pat Green Chili Beef Nachos (from How Sweet It Is)
Saturday - Fancy Macaroni and Cheese (tried and true recipe from The Pioneer Woman)
Sunday - Grilled Chimichurri Chicken and Avocado Salad (trying this yummy sounding recipe from Cafe Delites)

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!


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