Is it just me, or is this week flying? And the kids’ Fair Day is on Friday, so it’s a short week anyway. I’m planning to take them to the Arboretum to check out the pumpkin village and pretend that they still look like this:
Waaaahhh. I miss those squishy babies.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are our crazy days thanks to soccer practice and dance. Usually we just grab dinner out on Tuesday since soccer doesn’t let out until 6:30, but I had some spare time yesterday so I whipped up a batch of my favorite sloppy joe meatballs from the Primal Cravings cookbook. It’s not a slow cooker recipe, but after I baked the meatballs and simmered the sauce for a few minutes, I arranged the meatballs at the bottom of the crockpot, poured the sauce over the top, set it on low and let it gooooo. It actually worked out pretty well, though next time I’ll underbake the meatballs a little so they don’t get overcooked in the crock pot.
The meatballs were all ready to go when we walked in the door after soccer. I had mine with a baked sweet potato and roasted broccoli:
I can’t remember what I gave the kids with theirs, because it’s been a whole 24 hours and that’s just way too much for my brain right now.
(And Isla ate mini corndogs anyway, because God forbid I only make one dinner for the family.)
The fall decor is coming out! Brian dragged the boxes down from the attic today so I’m in full Halloween mode. So far I’ve managed to resist buying any candy corn (& peanuts- best combo ever!) but we’ll see how long that lasts.