Sunday, October 16, 2011

Parties, Dinners and Waffles

Hello!  How was everyone’s week?  Mine turned out to be pretty busy; both at work and home.  It’s all good, though.  I prefer a busy work week because busy = FAST and who doesn’t appreciate a quick work week?  The weekend has been really fun!  Friday we partied the night away at Noah’s hockey team’s fundraiser dinner/dance.  What a GREAT night!  Dinner, dancing, drinks socializing, ticket selling; the evening was a HUGE success.  The early numbers are in and it’s looking like we raised almost $12,000 for the team’s budget.  This money is used for tournament fees, extra (specialized) training for the boys and team building events off the ice.   Noah took a picture of us before we left;
Saturday the boys had their first win of the season!  They’re doing pretty good this year compared to others….1 win, 3 ties and 2 losses.  Today Noah was back on the (indoor) soccer field for practice.  This will be a weekly thing now.  It was nice to catch up with the soccer parents!  I miss them after spending so much time together this summer. 
I once again stuck to my menu plan for the week.  The only night I didn’t was pasta night (Thursday) because the kids wanted hotdogs instead so Jason and I ate turkey sausage.   Here’s a recap of the weeks eats;
Monday night we did a chicken on the BBQ rotisserie.  I also sliced 3 potatoes and a red onion and placed them in foil with some butter, S&P.  The package joined the chicken on the BBQ.  Veggies brought up the side.  Tuesday night the fam had pizza.  I went with a sandwich filled with brie, avocado, tomato and lettuce on GF bread:IMG_6490 Wednesday was pork chop night.  I just did up a pan of fast fry chops, made a pot of quinoa that I jazzed up with freshly grated parm and salsa and sautéed spinach and mushrooms for some greens:IMG_6491 Enter turkey sausage night!  The sides were kept super simple; corn and basmati rice.IMG_6492 Friday was party night so the kidlets enjoyed Subway.  There was lots of food at the party….carved pork & beef, 2 pasta dishes, salads, bread cheese & fruits trays…I had a bit of beef, salad and cheese, but wasn't too hungry.  Usually, when I’m in a situation where there are lots of people and activity around me, I tend to forget about the food and focus on the excitement.  Anyone else like this?
Monday was Thanksgiving in Canada, but we celebrated on Sunday at my parents place.  The weather was SO gorgeous that we ate outside!  We’ve NEVER been able to eat Thanksgiving dinner outside!  Mom made a turkey with all the fixings.  My plate looked like this;IMG_6481 Everything was SO delicious!  
This morning I made two batches of waffles; sweet & savoury.  They’re a gluten free recipe that I found at this site.  The original recipe was done first, as is:IMG_6511
I topped 2 with raspberry syrup and agave for a delicious breakfast!IMG_6512
To the second batch I added salt, pepper and chilli flakes and omitted the cinnamon.  Once the batter came together I stirred in 2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese:IMG_6510 These will be used in tomorrow night’s dinner.  Speaking of tomorrow, you can check out next week’s menu plan on my facebook page
What was your favourite meal last week??
Bye for now!


  1. Hi Krista, LOVE the idea of savory waffles. Thanks for sharing the idea! Hope you have a great week.

  2. Glad you got to have some grown up fun and raised money for the team at the same time! :)

    The waffles sound good, especially the savory ones!

    Your dinner plan looks good!

    Have a great week!

  3. love the idea of savory waffles! can't wait to see how you serve them for dinner!
    great pic of you with your hubby! :)

  4. Glad the boys are doing so well!! great meal plan! I always enjoy seeing what other people make! The waffles sound like fun. My favorite meal last week was a quick crab soup I threw together

  5. the meals you've been making look great! it looks like you're adjusting to the GF diet well!

  6. Congrats to the boys on the money raised and on their first win!! All the food looks delish -- yay for Thanksgiving dinner!

  7. Love the pic of you & hubby! :) My favourite meal this week? Hmm... right now I'll be super boring and just say baked squash... lol! I even eat it for snacks!!


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