Sunday, February 8, 2015

Menu Plan Monday #7 +weekly goals and workouts

Weekend Recap:
This past weekend was a great time. I spent Friday night with some lovely ladies from our parent group at school while the hubby and kiddo spent some good one-on-one time together checking out Jupiter at an observatory in Utrecht.

I learned to make Japanese hot pot they got to see storms on Jupiter. It was a win-win for everyone!

Saturday night hubby and I reinstated date night. We'd sort of gotten away from our formal date nights as the kiddo has gotten older we just sort of go out whenever we want. However, we were doing more day time stuff and weren't really getting to dress up the way we like and we've been missing out on the dancing we used to do.

So, here we were ready for date night:

We didn't have a plan just played it by ear and wound up at a great wine bar for our first course called Bubbles and Wines.

They have all sorts of wines of all sorts of prices. You can even get a flight of different types of wines to try. They had all sorts of appetizers and we got a cheese fondue type thing, was quite delicious!

We then wound up over at CAU, which the last time we were there was one year ago when we went to Cambridge, which is what started us on this entire crazy journey! So, it was a fitting meal. The place is amazing. They have great quality food at a decent price, really something for everyone on the menu. The fun thing about this place is it is 3 stories high so if you are on the 3rd floor you have a fun view of some great Amsterdam architecture.

Posts this week:
In the even you missed it here is a review of some posts earlier this week:
Currently, Vol. 3
Flawless Review
Fit Tutor Review

Upcoming workouts:
Monday: Fit Tutor Day One, Week 2, plus lots of walking for groceries
Tuesday: Interval run, foam rolling, lots of walking downtown
Wednesday: Fit Tutor Day Two, Week 2, stretching
Thursday: Yoga, mile walk, bike ride if it is nice
Friday: Fit Tutor Day Three, Week 2, Two mile run, stretching
Saturday: Yoga, bike ride if it is nice with hubby
Sunday: Rest day, stretching

Other Goals:

  • Finally get some work done on my Etsy shop and have it go live
  • Get my bedroom closet organized and see what we need for spring
  • Get Berlin itinerary written
  • Secure details for day trip to Brussels over Feb. break

Weekly Menu
Last week was an odd week and I was horrible about sticking to my menu. This week I am determined to be much better!
Monday: Museli with added chia seeds for protein
Tuesday: Oatmeal power bowl
Wednesday: Smoothie power bowl
Thursday: Oatmeal power bowl
Friday: Peanut butter fruit bowl
Saturday: Omelette's and potatoes
Sunday: Leftovers

Monday: Veggie quinoa salad; kiddo: mixed veggies and apple with peanut butter plate
Tuesday: Light lunch out
Wednesday: Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad
Thursday: Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Bread, fruit, cheese snacks
Sunday: Snacks, early dinner

Monday: Chicken Wings and roasted Cauliflower with fried rice/quinoa
Tuesday: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (made these a few weeks ago-delicious!) with shaved cucumber salad, hubby will have pork chops with salad and rice
Wednesday: Lentil Walnut Loaf/teriyaki beef for hubby with homemade apple sauce and salad
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner-omelette for hubby with potatoes, sweet potato pancakes, mushrooms, and onions
Friday: Panini's with soup and creamed spinach
Saturday: Leftovers, hubby and I have reservations at studio-k here, it is a special event on Valentine's for 24-hour oost...seating is at 10:30, first course at 11...they request everyone bring a record for the music during dinner. Late seating, but should be such a fun and cool experience, I can't wait for such a unique date! What surprised me is our kiddo is especially happy, after 16 Valentine's Days together we usually skip out because of crowds but the kiddo said we were being party poopers haha
Sunday: Tacos with salad

That is it for me this you do anything special for Valentine's Day? If so, what?

P.S. As usual I am linking up with Mommy Run Fast, Jill Conyers, and I'm an Organizing Junkie.


  1. Look at you guys all dressed up!! And I'm impressed that you already have Valentine's reservations... we're hoping our babysitter can come one of the weekend nights. We need to get on that!

    1. Thanks, Laura! I had to get on it because it is a special event for exploring a certain area of town and I was afraid it would be booked up before we could get in, and I was late to the party! haha Good luck getting your sitter, I know how hard that can be. Now that my kiddo is of sitting age she can get quite busy on the weekends! haha