My son didn’t have school on Monday, so my week is completely thrown off. I can not believe that today is Wednesday. I am starting to freak out, knowing that Easter is only 5 days away, and I have nothing ready. Aside from knowing we are having ham for dinner. My in-laws arrive tomorrow, so I really better get my butt in gear. Meals to plan for the rest of the weekend, Easter basket to stock, house to clean, and shopping to get done. Going to be a busy day!
I love having a garden with fresh herbs. It is so easy to grab just a little bit to add to whatever I am making. Currently I have 2 basil plants and 1 spinach plant that I have started with Gro-ables this spring. They have been really easy to grow. All I had to do was put a little dirt into a pot, and then push in the pod. I have them sitting next to the window, and they are sprouting and starting to grow. It has only been a couple weeks since they were planted, so I don’t have anything harvestable from them yet, but I can’t wait until I do!
I think that spring has finally sprung around the country! We have had a week in the 70′s here in Colorado, and it is just gorgeous. I am just crossing my fingers that it actually stays this way. I think a lot of parts of the country still need to melt out, but I think there really is an end in sight! Which I guess means we are getting close to swim suit season, which is a whole other problem!
We are all busy these days. Moms with young kids, parents juggling work, kids, practices, etc. I don’t know how all the people who have to travel for their jobs all of the time, manage to keep up with things. I am so thankful to be able to work from home, and be here before and after school for my son. He is involved in plenty of activities, so our nights can get crazy! So I always need a few tricks up my sleeve to get dinner on the table quickly.
Who watched the Wisconsin vs Kentucky basketball game on Saturday night? Such a tough loss for the Badgers. They played so well, and then lost by 1 point in the final seconds of the game. Only the 3rd time in school history that they have made it this far, so no matter what, it was a great season! I just wish it could have ended differently. My 8 year old had 2 more football games this weekend. It was a tough 2 games as well! The first game was a tie, and the 2nd game they lost by just 1 touchdown. So much stress for a weekend!
I think one of the best parts of vacation, in my opinion, is getting to try new restaurants and different foods. We don’t go out to eat a lot at home, so it is a special treat when we are traveling. Especially when you go to a new area, that is known for good food. I hope to share a post on Thursday Things about the food we had on our trip to California, but in the meantime I made a homemade version of something that we had on our trip!
Last week I shared with you our trip to Sea World. This week I am going to share about another day of our trip. The first day we were in California we went to Legoland. My 8 year old loves his Legos, but my husband is slightly obsessed as well. None of us had ever been to Legoland before, so it was such a fun and exciting day for all of us.
Are there certain ingredients that you always have in your house? No matter what, we always have Ranch Dressing in my fridge. Often times you can find a bottle or two in the pantry as well, just in case. Since my son was about 18 months, he has had a thing for ranch. He has always loved it with chicken nuggets, hamburgers, quesadillas, sometimes french fries, and many other things. I learned early on that he (and my husband) are also very picky about the type of ranch they like too. So much so, that my son will not always eat the ranch that is at restaurants, if it isn’t the “right” kind.