As I mentioned in an earlier post, Ryan and I traveled down to his parents house this weekend to help out around the house. His dad had his second hip replacement surgery and they’ve had more mishaps happen than planned, so we decided to drive down and take care of the yard work (Ryan) and cook them some meals they can freeze (me).
Fortunately, I got to leave work a little earlier than usual so we could get a head start. Unfortunately, Chicago traffic is still stupid and any time we made up we lost as soon as we hit Chicago.
Murphy is either up in our face during trips or passed the heck out.
As you can see, he chose the latter for this trip.
After finally getting through the Chicago traffic and off the interstate, we pulled off at Subway to eat dinner. Both Murphy & I were starving.
Roast beef on whole wheat bread with tomatoes, pickles, black olives, banana peppers, red onion, light mayo & mustard. I wolfed this sandwich down!
We got in around 11 (time change stinks) and talked with his parents for a bit before calling it a night.
I always sleep so well when we go to his parents house. Anytime we are making a trip I always dreamily talk to Ryan about how well I’m going to sleep. I get so giddy even thinking about it! Nerd alert!
The next day Ryan & I went grocery shopping and it was somewhat of an eye opening experience. Ryan is from a very small town, as am I, so the grocery stores are limited. The store that we went to was not anything like the grocery store we have around here. The produce section was very limited and half of the vegetable looked like they were on their last leg. There wasn’t a organic anything (that I could find) and brand selection was very small. It was interesting and made me feel bad for these people that don’t even have access to good, quality food.
We came home and Ryan started on the yard while I prepped some meals. I made Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Chili & Lasagna. I very loosely followed this recipe for lasagna, but ended up adding and changing a lot of ingredients.
Cottage cheese > ricotta cheese for lasagna. Always.
This morning we woke up and Ryan set up their wireless internet and explained to them how to use their new iPad. They got the basics but are still learning!
A quick trip to the grocery store to produce a tasty, healthy meal!
Asparagus, couscous and pecan/sunflower seed crusted salmon for dinner. We have some relaxing to do before Monday begins. Toodles!