Six days into the year and we already have two snow days under our belts. Scott and I were off work this week, but they closed the base and school on Thursday and Friday. I think we got 8-10 inches of snow! And it won’t be warm enough to melt it until Monday. It appears that they’ve cleared enough of the roads that most businesses are back up and running again this weekend. At least Scott and I were able to enjoy a tiny bit of time off to ourselves earlier this week where we saw Jumanji in theaters and ate out at Red Lobster (Thanks for the gift card, Grandma!). But with Damien out of school for these extra days, it’s been hard keeping him entertained.
New Year’s Weekend:
We did try a couple of the meal prep meals. We remade the smoke paprika chicken and roasted trio vegetables. Still yummy! Then we tried two new dishes:
Honey Ginger Salmon with Roasted Mushrooms and Acorn Squash. I loved this dish. I’ve never used fresh ginger before and the marinade called for something called coconut aminos which was new for us too. Oh, and we’ve never tried acorn squash before. Spoiler alert–tasted like squash. Unfortunately, Scott doesn’t like salmon so it’s not something I’ll get to eat very often.
Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce and Parsley Cauliflower Rice. I didn’t even know what tahini sauce was until this recipe. It’s like peanut butter, but made with sesame seeds. I liked this dish a lot, but Scott doesn’t like lamb. Weird, right? I think we’ll make the cauliflower rice again because we both liked it.
(I’d like to say that I appreciate that Scott is willing to eat things he doesn’t like for me!)
Damien was sooooooooo happy for the snow. He has been talking about wanting snow for weeks. I’m not sure he’s my son…