Friday, August 13, 2021
Fridays mean more to me now!
Time for another edition of Friday Favorites here with Andrea, etc. – the things from my camera roll that made me happy this week!
My niece Mia has a new phone for high school and is taking Spanish for the first time. Her twin brother Miles is, too. Their Spanish teacher aunt loves this! It’s so fun to be able to text with my teen nieces and I want them to love Spanish like I do.
My co-worker and I are making meals for each other this year. She brings two lunches a week and I bring two lunches a week. We will do our own one day or we will take turns doing a third day.
I purchased a mandolin vegetable slicer to make really thin sweet potato slices for this sweet potato lasagna. The sweet potato slices are the noodles! It is so yummy! I used jarred pasta sauce, can of tomatoes, ground turkey, cottage cheese, egg, and a small amount of mozzarella. The sweet potato and tomato really work well together. My co-worker Erica loved it and I’m glad because I want this to be in our regular rotation.
The other meals I made (I did three this week) were Mexican quinoa and egg roll in a bowl. She did an adult lunchable – chicken, hard boiled egg, greek yogurt dip with veggies, and fruit and buffalo chicken dip and celery. We have eaten well at school this week and that is always a favorite.
Next week I plan to do roasted veggies and chicken sausage and burrito bowls.
The fall stuff is really coming out! Fall is always a favorite. I always am a bit sad for summer to end and I don’t love winter, but I love having four distinct seasons. It makes me happy!
My sister in law knew that I liked the High Noon pineapple so she thoughtfully brought me these flavors to try. It’s on the agenda for this weekend!
And, she brought me this pumpkin spice coffee for when I’m ready. How long can I wait? We will see!
My blog reader and friend Kim thoughtfully sent me a Starbucks e-gift card to get me through my first week at school. How unexpected and kind!
So, I need to pay these two acts of generosity forward to someone else!
For my breakfast this week, I assembled 100 calorie whole wheat English muffin sandwiches.
Gosh, it makes me happy to have my breakfasts and lunches prepped. Sorry I talk about it so much!
On Wednesday, we were back in our classrooms with full classes! My smallest class is 16 and my largest is 26, so that is pretty good. It feels so normal again, if you don’t count the mask. The halls are crowded! I guess we just aren’t used to that. This is so much better than virtual. Kids need to be in school! I pray that we are able to continue this year.
Day one – ready to go!
Year 28 in a mask!
What were your favorites this week? I hope you had many!