Are you ready for the weekend? We are looking forward to a fun one filled with of celebrations, family and sports!
It’s Friday; yay for the weekend! It has been a long week and I am ready to relish in the upcoming weekend with some family fun. My son came down with a bad cold last Saturday evening and missed several days of school this week. He is now on the mend, but it threw our routine off quite a bit. He hardly ever gets sick, so it always throws me for a loop when he is sick.
I will say that I found a good combination of remedies that helped him be more comfortable while he was not well. In addition to keeping him well-hydrated, I ran a humidifier diffused with essential peppermint oil. I think the added oil was helpful for soothing his sore throat and clearing his sinuses. He enjoyed lots of homemade ramen soup as well.
Between the sickness and many snow days we have had lately, I was a bit off kilter in January. I am viewing February as a reset month; my start to all the normal new year beginnings typically begun in January. It has been hard to exercise as regularly as I am used to with the snow and sick days, but I am getting back on track.
My parents are coming to town today and we plan to celebrate my father’s birthday this weekend. We will have a low-key evening at home tonight, then enjoy a birthday lunch tomorrow with my sister and her family following my son’s basketball game. We made the cutest cupcakes to commemorate his birthday and an early Valentine’s celebration. You know the kids love the sprinkles!
One of my father’s favorite foods is barbeque and I have a feeling we will be headed to a local BBQ joint. There is not a lot for me to eat, but they have a killer kale salad, so my decision is already made.
Football and Food
Super Bowl Sunday is also on the agenda this weekend. I am not a huge football fan, but I love to gather around the TV with a bunch of snacks and enjoy the special game.
My husband is working over the weekend (which means we have to keep plans to a minimum due to his unpredictable schedule), so we are keeping it low-key and just watching the Super Bowl at home as a family. We often enjoy a snack supper on Sundays, so I’ll just expand this meal with some football favorites.
I prefer to serve make-ahead appetizers on game days, so I can spend time with family or friends enjoying the game. I love to put out platters of veggie nachos and various flatbreads. Have you seen this Lodge platter that keeps your food hot? Genius! A variety of dips such as hummus, artichoke, and tzatziki with veggies or crackers is always a hit too.
Of course, the hubby wants some chicken wings, but that is his arena. Although I don’t eat them, he assures me he has perfected his recipe by cooking them in the pressure cooker and then finishing them in the broiler. Are there any other recipes you suggest we add to the menu? I am always looking for more!