The big talk of the weekend is the weather! Is this true by you too? Mostly, the extremely cold temperatures approaching on Monday (and in our case, possibly some snow first). It’s been hard to tell what is really going to happen with the weather because each news source has a different story and the truth is, we just won’t know until Monday gets here. However, there is already talk of cancelling schools.
I was in bed early last night and looking forward to a good night’s sleep. But that didn’t happen. The BOY has been sick with a cold since New Years and it took a turn for worse last night. He was up most of the night coughing. In hope of a better night’s sleep for me tonight (and for his health), I had him at immediate care this morning minutes after they opened.
The BOY has a sinus infection and possibly double ear infections (although nobody thinks this is possible as we’re supposed to stop getting ear infections at age 9), so we went straight to the grocery store to pick up his prescriptions. With all of the talk about weather, we decided to stock up on groceries for the weekend ahead, pulling together an easy meal plan. I can’t tell you the last time I was at the grocery store on a Saturday morning before 10am!
We got the BOY back home, medicated, fed, and settled in his chair. And then I threw an easy turkey chili into the crockpot. The only thing I had scheduled for today was an orthodontist appointment. I was able to bump it up earlier and since I was heading out, stopped by the indoor track for a run. I’ve been pretty inactive this past week and was looking forward to catching up on some workouts this weekend. I wasn’t about to let our adventurous morning in health care get in the way of that. I ran for 40 minutes and after a week off, I felt great! I was really energized and happy that I took the time to go to the gym!
I couldn’t choose just one sleeping Coop picture…he’s just too cute!
When I came back home around 1:30pm, I knew I was in for the rest of the day. The BOY was snoring by 3:30pm (with Cooper in tow) and I found Adventures in Babysitting on cable. With the cold weather has come the return of hot lemon water which I have been sipping on ALL day! Dinner tonight was chili, which turned out fantastic…especially for how easy and pain free it was to make.
Now we are all tucked in to watch possibly my 10th movie in the past week, Monster University. Perhaps we are tucked in for the next two days or maybe just the night, but either way, we will be prepared!
What’s on your weekend update?
Easy Crockpot Turkey Chili
1.25 lbs ground turkey (I like 93/7)
1 onion, chopped
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with basil and garlic
1 8 oz can of chopped green chilies
1 14 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14oz can of hominy, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp chili powder
2 cloves of garlic, chopped (or 2 tsp of the pre minced kind)
Spray pan with cooking spray and brown meat over medium high heat, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon.
Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place meat on the bottom of the crockpot and layer the rest of the ingredients on top. Stir well and set on low heat for 8-10 hours until flavors are blended and beans soft.
Top with your favorite toppings!