All in all, this was a surprisingly productive week. Surprising, because I had a few unexpected hoops thrown at me, but I managed to keep from tripping on them. Woo Hoo! And if you look at all my dinner plates, you'll notice a lot more colour in them when compared to last week's dinners! I tried to really up the ante on fruit and vegetables this week. The more nutrition the kids eat when they're young, the better equipped they'll be as adults. And although both of them don't love my dinners all the time, just being exposed to the flavours and foods is training them to be good eaters with an adventurous palate. I always try to put something on the plate that they'll enjoy- even, like in the halibut meal, it was only the peas and corn that passed approval from my second son.
I finished my last class of my Diploma in Personal Nutrition, and now aside for the final exam I have a month off until my next begins. Both boys had their soccer games, I managed to keep my river valley walking commitment, I actually did the paper filing from my kitchen counter, and even managed to surprise the kids with a doubled recipe of their favorite muffins. I worked in my #testkitchen- a couple of recipes for my cookbook, too. Like I said, surprisingly productive.
I actually did the muffins and some apple crumble on a soccer night because I had the oven on at the right temperature and the kids have been begging me to bake. I had some sad apples to cook and enough over ripe bananas too. Doubled their muffins, because I don't like baking. I left a few out on the counter and found space to freeze the rest flat in a ziplock.
The boys provided breakfast in bed for me on Mothers Day, which was pretty nice. They gave me a heaping portion of fruit with my toast and yogurt, and a nice big cup of coffee, and left me alone to enjoy some moments of peace.
What did your week look like? Did you accomplish something that's been bugging you for a while? My nemesis is paper clutter. I'm so glad to have just put it away.
If you're in Canada, I hope you're enjoying the long weekend! Have a wonderful week, friends.