How is it December already? Good grief… I love the holiday season, but I don’t like the long months of winter that follow.

Its been a super busy two weeks for us since I last posted. Over the holiday break we celebrated Thanksgiving with the hub’s large family and while in VT we relaxed with our little family of four and enjoyed a night out with good friends. Once we returned home from VT the hub went to London on a work trip for a few days. When it’s just the girls and I keep the dinners really simple. To start the week I grilled a large quantity of chicken and baked a spaghetti squash. Those items plus some Rao’s marinara were enough for a few dinners and lunches. Mid week I made Spicy Sausage & Cauli “Rice” and added 6 oz of spinach which was a good idea. At the end of the week I made a pan of roasted vegetables (asparagus, green and yellow squash and red onion) that I served with sautéed shrimp in Rao’s marinara.

This last Friday kicked off the weekend with a 50th birthday celebration for my friend Debra that I hosted at our house. 22 ladies ate, drank and were merry. We had WAY TOO MUCH food though. It’s always better to have too much than too little, but boy oh boy those ladies didn’t eat enough. Saturday our little family carried on a tradition of going to the Langham Hotel Chocolate Bar in the afternoon, a stroll through Faneuil Hall and finished the evening at home decorating our Christmas tree. Sunday was the 12th annual MFI Angel Run 5K that I have co-chaired for the last 4 years. This year we had 1,409 registered runners. WOO HOO! Now I can get down to business getting prepared for Christmas with all that behind me. PHEW!

Unfortunately the hub is headed out of town again this week. I’ll be keeping it simple for our trio while he’s away. Monday I’ll do ground turkey soft tacos. Mid week I’m going to make Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Chili (Paleo & GF): I’ll probably grill up some chicken to have for lunch and I have some shrimp in the freezer as well.

Gotta keep it healthy during the week especially during the holidays when every weekend includes some kind of function. Living the 80/20! 80% of the time eat really well, 20% of the time enjoy and indulge.

 

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