Last WeekOn Monday I went to Sonny D's preschool to read a book and share a treat with his room. After I dropped him off for the morning I hurriedly made apple oatmeal raisin cookies, they turned out great. Unfortunately the whole thing didn't go well for him, he cried. I think it totally throws him off any time I'm at school other than pick-up and drop-off times.
On Tuesday I took Zipper dog to the vet for a follow-up visit. No more tapeworm, intestinal parasite, or fleas, so that's good.
On Wednesday Husband Jeff rode the Amtrak train up to Minneapolis to work from his company's headquarters up there. He stayed with his brother and family, they live only a few minutes from the office.
On Thursday I took Sonny D to his four-year pediatrician visit. I knew he was going to get one shot (flu shot), so we had been talking about it beforehand so it wasn't a surprise. It ended up that they gave him two shots so he's completely ready for kindergarten (which is two years away!) and a flu mist up each nostril. Not a good time. I had planned we would go out to lunch at Noodles & Co afterwards, but he wasn't in a good mood so I dropped him off with grandpa and went home and ate lunch by myself. Nice and quiet.
Last week at my taste training we smelled and tasted pig's feet to understand the "barnyard" scent/flavor. Surprisingly it wasn't bad at all, just really rich and fatty. We also had Spam to get familiar with "piggy" scent/flavor. I grew up eating Spam occasionally but haven't had it in a while. It was interesting to be reminded that Spam isn't bad, but it isn't very good either. We also tried low-quality lunch meat, yuck.
On Saturday Sonny D and I drove up to Minneapolis to meet up with Husband Jeff. Sonny D got to hang out with his cousins, they had a great time. We ended up cutting our trip short by a day. We were supposed to drive back down on Monday, but they were forecasting a lot of snow, so we all came back on Sunday. All that time in the car made my lower back sore.
- Monday - cheesy gochujang (Korean pepper paste) spaghetti with chickpeas and roasted butternut squash with feta cheese.
- Tuesday - no dinner planned because I've got Zumba class. Typically Grandma & Grandpa pick up Sonny D, but Grandma has a cold so they might skip it this week. Don't know what we'll eat for dinner if Sonny D is here. I'll probably suggest fried egg and cheese sandwiches since it's a set of ingredients we actually have in the house.
- Wednesday - My friend Renae's birthday! Happy birthday, Ren! Dinner is Italian chicken and tomato soup made in the slow cooker (a frozen meal my friend Heather and I put together) and maybe bagels. Hopefully also hanging out with our friends Jim & Isabelle, they live in Seattle and are coming here to visit his family for Thanksgiving.
- Thursday - Thanksgiving on Husband Jeff's side at Aunt Nancy's house. It appears that we're not on the hook to bring anything, so we'll just sit back and coast. I don't have a dinner planned so hopefully we're full enough from lunch that we don't really need much to eat later or that we bring leftovers home with us.
- Friday - Since Sonny D doesn't have school because of the holiday and I don't work this week, I'm hoping we can go grocery shopping during the day. Not the most exciting thing for him, but I love grocery shopping. Dinner is chicken and shrimp paella.
- Saturday - Core Fusion class in the morning. I'd love to go downtown and maybe see a kids' performance and then out to lunch, but maybe just out to lunch. Dinner is Hungarian potato soup.
- Sunday - We're getting together on Sunday morning to have Thanksgiving lunch at my mom's house. Mom and I are completely un-traditional when we plan our holidays, this time we're having a taco bar! Once again, I hope we're really full from lunch so we don't need a real dinner. My only thought was leftovers.