Josh's project was the basement. When we moved in, it was finished off into 2 rooms, but was a lower-end finish. So, our plan for the basement was to take out the wall between the 2 rooms to create one large room that would be the media room/playroom for the boys. So, the time came to finally start that project, as we are growing tired of all the toys in our main living room. Josh made great progress in just 2 days and we now have an open space down there. Next up will be a little bit of drywall work, getting the ceiling framed back up, then new paint and new carpet. Hopefully it won't be much longer and we can call this project finished!
|Near the beginning of the demo, with just a small opening...|
|By the end of the weekend, it's one big room!|
On Friday, I was craving some Indian food, so we headed to Sahib, our local Indian restaurant. Yuuuummmm. I splurged this time on some bhel puri (a salad) and a mango lassi (a drink) to accompany my chicken tikka masala. :) The boys had paneer (cheese) tikka masala, and Josh had a super spicy lamb dish.
|Such a big boy!|
|"Helping" Mommy make pancakes...|
|Topping them with maple vanilla glaze completes them!|
Josh took a break from the basement to enjoy some time outside that afternoon with the boys. T-shirts in January?? Yes, please!
|Crazy driver behind the wheel!|
On Saturday night, we thought pizza sounded tasty, so we headed to Scratch Brick Oven because it's always good. If you're local and haven't been yet, you really must. This time, Josh talked me into a "limited trust" pizza. We let them pick the toppings, with the exception of a few that we didn't want. I am so glad that we did. We haven't had a bad pizza yet there, but this one was by far the best! We could tell it had smoked ham, bacon, sausage, spinach, jalapeño peppers, pickles, mushrooms, and Granny Smith apples for sure. It appeared to have a mix of their red and pesto sauces, too. Everything worked so well together to make a spicy, yet sweet, mix. They really know what they are doing!
|The boys love the pesto cheese sticks!|
|"Limited trust" - a slice of heaven!|
Sunday: Grilled sirloin steaks, oven roasted red potatoes, roasted broccoli
Monday: Baked chicken nuggets, mac 'n cheese green beans
Wednesday: Tag Pic Pac with chicken, roasted asparagus
I haven't tried making my favorite Carrabba's dish at home yet, so I'm hoping this one goes well. I bought some tagliarini pasta from Fresh Market and I'll follow the recipe Carrabba's has on their website. I like to add grilled chicken to mine. Asparagus should make a nice side for this pasta dish.
Thursday: Pork chops, roasted butternut squash, couscous with toasted pine nuts and cranberries
It probably won't be nice enough to grill, so I'll either use a grill pan inside, or lightly bread the pork and pan fry it. I have missed the squash, so it will be a yummy addition. The couscous is super tasty and a big hit with Ethan!
Friday: Out to eat
We'll grab something before heading to Ethan's preschool's Family Fun Night! :)
Saturday: Out to eat at Scratch
My sister and her family are coming into town for a late Christmas celebration. We are excited to take them to Scratch so they can enjoy some pizza with us!