Weekend Recap

Hey y’all! Sorry, my blog was freaking out last week. I tried to post on Thursday but SiteGround (blog host) put a limit on it due to overages on “program and script executions.” Seriously, I have no idea what this even means. And I tried to figure it out but I’m basically a dinosaur and understand nothing web-related. SO… apologies if you saw the error message! I’m back now!

The kids had a half day on Thursday and then were off all day on Friday, which was nice because we had a particularly busy weekend ahead. On Thursday we took the kids to the fair, and as soon as we arrived my mom texted to say that my dad was in the ER with a pulmonary embolism. He had knee replacement surgery about 3 weeks ago and it’s been a tough recovery. They went in for an appt with his surgeon on Thursday afternoon, and as soon as he mentioned having shortness of breath they sent him to the ER to get a lung x-ray. After finding blood clots in his lungs, he was admitted to the hospital and has been there since. The doctors have said that he may be there for another week while they try to get his levels regulated (to ensure no new clots). Needless to say my parents are tired and frustrated- they haven’t had the greatest experience with this hospital and the doctors there- so prayers are appreciated!

I’ll post state fair pics in another post. Here’s what I intended to write about on Thursday- a new meatloaf recipe! I loosely based it on this recipe but made a few alterations. I used a bag of frozen quinoa from Trader Joe’s that I just zapped in the microwave (ended up using about 1.5 cups cooked quinoa in the meatloaf) instead of cooking it on the stove from dry. Also I left out the hot sauce and added an additional egg. Instead of the glaze in the recipe, I made my own from equal parts ketchup and BBQ sauce, and added a Tbs or two of Worcestershire sauce to the glaze as well.

My very brown dinner… meatloaf, stuffed mushrooms (from Sprouts) and mashed cauliflower. I swear it tasted better than it looks!

Really loved the meatloaf!! It has great flavor, and the texture was perfect. I was nervous because it seemed pretty wet when I put it in the oven, but it firmed up and was delicious. I like that the quinoa gives it a little protein boost, too.

Ok off to gather uniforms, make lunches, etc. Hard to get back on schedule after these long weekends!

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