Weekend Recap 7.1.18 Relaxing Weekend at Home with a LOT of Yummy Food!

Hey yall!!! How was your weekend?  Are you guys working this week?  Today is my Friday so I am pretty excited about that!  We are heading back down to the Lake for the holiday to hang out with my in-laws and family friends!  

Let’s start this recap a little before the weekend, shall we?  Last week my husband was traveling for work (He was in Boston.. I was so jealous. That is one of my favorite cities especially in the summertime!) so I invited my momma over for a girls dinner.  She can’t handle when my husband’s button-down shirts are wrinkly so she irons his shirts often. 🙂 I hate ironing (so does my husband)… we have a stand up steamer we use for wrinkles.  We are literally so lucky to have my mom.  She gets the housewife of the year award.  Riley doesn’t ever go far when my mom is over because he knows she will give him treats. 🙂

Our aunt sent us 3 days worth of meals from Sun Basket right after I got out of the hospital and we had it delivered last week!  The meal that I made for my mom and I was these quinoa zucchini fritters with a nectarine salad.  I highly recommend trying this meal.  We both really loved it and agreed we would both make it again.  I am excited to whip up a batch of these fritters and freeze them individually to pull out when I am in a hurry or want some plant-based protein to top a salad!


On Thursday night we took the dogs on a walk at the park with my bestie, Rachael and her pup, Cooper.  We get in as many nightly walks as we can when the weather permits. 


Rachael’s fiance, Eric joined us back at our house for dinner!  Rachael made the sides – salad with sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese and mushroom grits! 


I made the main course which was salmon skewers with a almond mint pesto.  Yall, the pesto was to die for.  I will link the recipe in a post that is coming soon! The recipe actually called for swordfish skewers, but my grocery store was out of swordfish so I decided to just experiment with salmon and it turned out perfectly!


Riley always finds a spot at the table… 


Friday night I made another Sun Basket meal for Jon and I.  This time the meal was fish tacos with avocado, cabbage slaw and lime yogurt.  We both really LOVED this meal.  Can’t go wrong with tacos!


After dinner we grabbed a towel and the pups and headed over to a nearby park for some live music!


They do this every Friday night in the summer and it is always a good time!


If you have been reading the blog for a while now, you know that our sweet Callie girl is very timid and uncomfortable around strangers or when she is out of her comfort zone.  She is always excited when we put her leash on, but she is even more excited when we get back to our house from a car ride or a walk.  This girl is such a homebody.  She has come a LONG way since we adopted her 3 years ago.  She was a little shaky and nervous at the park, but did very good.  We think it is important to keep trying to get her more comfortable being out of in public and around new people.  

On Saturday morning we headed out for a long family walk to a neighborhood coffee shop.  It was 3 miles round trip (we took a long break at the cafe and the dogs had a ton of water), but since the temperatures started to climb, the dogs were getting tired… and so were we!  As we were almost back to our house, Jon called my name from behind and I turned to look and I see little Riley sprawled out under a shady tree.  He is a smart cookie because he got daddy to carry him the rest of the way home. 🙂 . That tongue.


Both dogs were so exhausted and spent the rest of the day sleeping. 🙂


My husband and I had plans for a sushi dinner date at a new-to-us restaurant in town, but unfortunately on the way there I started to feel icky.  Since being home I have had a few stomach aches here and there (nothing like before my surgery) and one popped up on Saturday night.  I was still hungry so we decided to head back home and order take out instead.  It did not disappoint! 


That is all I have for today!! I am going to finish up my weekend recap tomorrow so I will see you then!! I hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!  xoxo


  1. Highlight of your weekend? 
  2. What are your plans for the 4th of July?
  3. Are you working today?

2 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 7.1.18 Relaxing Weekend at Home with a LOT of Yummy Food!

  1. No … stomach issues again? Did the doctor say that it was possible that you could experience stomach issues again in the future? I guess we can’t expect perfection right away, right?

    Sounds like your mom is a bit like mine. Whenever she comes around she starts cleaning or ironing or doing the laundry. I honestly feel like I need to tie her down sometimes to get her to relax. But I think I get my tendencies from her so it can’t be that bad.

    Can I ask … do the recipes come with the food your ordered? If so does that mean it’s pretty easy to recreate on your own??


    1. Just a little bit of stomach pain here and there. Nothing too bad. They don’t think I should have problems in the future, however… I lot of blockages occur because of past abdominal surgeries so it is always a possibility… but at least we would know what it was a lot sooner than this time. Hahah That is totally my mom. Shes always rearranging and cleaning at my house lol. I don’t mind it one bit though. 😉 .
      The recipes come in an email and you have to print them out. So yes, it is definitely easy to recreate them! I will definitely be making the tacos and quinoa patties again!!

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