Weekly Roundup November 1 (WHAT?!), 2015

Nov 1, 2015

I'm dreaming of a white ... Halloween?

We had our first snowfall this week and the kids had an absolute blast jumping in the puddles! I was actually a bit nervous as to what little M was going to think, but she actually seemed to enjoy it.

Big M's preschool had a Halloween party Thursday and he ditched his ninja turtle costume last minute to be spiderman.. so glad we bought two turtle costumes for him!

My yoga is winding down, only one class left and I'm super sad. It does start up again in the New Year, but there is a month when there is nothing going on.. so... I signed up for bootcamp! This is like a serious all out bootcamp my friend Amanda puts on. It starts with a weigh-in and measurements on Tuesday and although I hate seeing numbers and I dislike the idea of tracking them, it will be nice to actually see progress. I'm hoping this week I can also start running again. I haven't been able to find the time (poor excuse I know) to exercise since little M was born, and I can definitely tell my body is not where it should be strength-wise. For signing up and actually completing a fitness class (yoga) I bought myself a shirt and necklace to wear to the Halloween fundraiser Big M's preschool is putting on. I am going to treat myself to something LuLu once I'm done my bootcamp I think...

We had an absolute blast carving our pumpkins and making pumpkin seeds! 

The kids got spoiled for Halloween like usual. 

The kids ended up having a sleepover at their Nana and Grandpas and Daddy and I were able to out and enjoy our evening together with friends!! It's been forever since we've had time together.. And slept in!!! 

Sweet N' Sour Pork

Oct 14, 2015

I had purchased some vegetables from our local grocery store that I've never seen before. This is usually a bit risky, with my picky eaters, but they were on sale and I had a $1 off coupon for them.

This dish actually turned out pretty amazing though, even Dan tried it and he doesn't like vegetables at all!

Sweet N' Sour Pork
by Renee Pihowich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: fry entree Chinese

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
  • 1 lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into pieces
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 (15 oz) can pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
Partially freeze pork, cut across the grain into 2 1/4 inch stripes.
Preheat wok over high heat, add in vegetables and cook until crisp-tender. Remove from wok and set aside.
In the same wok, brown the pork. Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. In a small saucepan combine the juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; cook about 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Return vegetables to the wok with the pork, stir in pineapple and the thickened pineapple and the thickened pineapple juice mixture. Cook and stir until heated through.
Serve with rice, if desired.
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Weekly Round Up October 11, 2015

Oct 11, 2015

Wow what another whirl wind week!

Little M turned One on Monday, started the morning off with presents of course, followed by our one year checkup and then had the in-laws over for a wonderful supper and Turtle Chocolate Cake! Yum.. I had bought two souvlaki pork roasts from Walmart for $9 each. They come with pop-up timers and were actually delicious! I know some people frown upon buying groceries at Walmart but it happened to be convenient on my way home from sewing class Sunday!

Both my babies have been sick for a week and I do feel incredibly bad for them. Not really a fever, just sore throats and coughs. But we still managed to head outside for some fresh air. I love the sweaters little M has for the colder weather!


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