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A Kale-erific Sunday

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Today started with 3 generations in the house.

Grandma and Grandpa visited so Mom and Dad could have fun Friday night at an office Holiday party and fun we had! Let’s just say Saturday I had a bad case of the "Beer Flu" or rather the "Vodka Flu." It wasn’t pretty but Friday night rocked and The Husband and I had a blast. I look forward to his office party every year. It’s a fun dressed up night out.

Anyway, for breakfast I made myself a mushroom and kale omelet.

Start keeping track, this is kale consumption #1.

Little Bean had some cheerios, banana and eggs.

Now it may look like he’s pounding the omelet, but truth be told he needs a little help getting it down. Check out our latest Baby Food Adventure and you’ll see what I mean.

Little Guy didn’t have breakfast with us, he was at a sleep over.

The rest of the morning was spent following around our little crawler.

Grandma and Grandpa left once Little Bean went down for nap and soon it was time for lunch.

That’s kale consumption #2 – a Kale, Pear and Hummus Wrap. Click here for the recipe.

I actually didn’t plan on eating so much kale today. I just have a huge bag and every time I open the fridge it’s staring me at the face. This is why I organize my fridge the way I do.

It was already midday and I really didn’t get much accomplished. I attempted to start the laundry, but it just sat in the foyer.

It was a really laid back weekend. I feel like we are winding down for the end of the year. It’s nice.

Around 2 we picked up Little Guy and finished up some Christmas shopping. I have a few more things to pick up for the husband but other than that and wrapping, we are done.

We came home and I actually got a load of laundry in. The Baby went down for nap and so did somebody else…

Right next to him on the couch…

Little Guy and I played Don’t Break the Ice. A classic. :)

Dinner time and kale consumption #3 – Tacos!

I used a little less than 1/2 pound of lean beef, a can of black beans, 2 cups of chopped kale, my taco seasoning and a splash of salsa. No one said a thing about the beans or the kale. Everyone loves taco night! Especially me. It’s so easy to bulk it up with healthy stuff.

I also discovered Little Bean LOVES black beans. He was pounding them while I was cooking!

After dinner we did our Science Sunday experiment. This is a weekly tradition we are trying to keep although, to be honest, we forget most weeks. Thankfully Little Guy got a Chemistry Lab as an early Christmas gift from Grandma. It gave us just the nudge we needed.

With the boys getting ready for bed I prepped a Spaghetti squash I roasted earlier. Honestly, I totally forgot about it. Around lunch time I popped the whole thing in the oven without even cutting it. Then when we left I shut off the heat figuring it would still cook and…

It did! Perfectly! I’m psyched to have it all ready for the week.

Right now I’m watching the finale of Iron Chef. I’ve been a bit obsessed.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to call today’s post. I normally go with some variation of Sensational as that’s the whole point of my Sunday’s, but I honestly felt like I didn’t do much. I didn’t workout. I didn’t take the boys on some adventure. It was just a low-key day with the family. Then, when I looked at the photos, I realized how awesome it really was (and how much kale I ate.) What else could I possibly want out of the day? I ate good food, spent time with the family and got ready for the week the best I could. That’s what Sensational Sunday’s are all about.

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    Sounds like a busy but good weekend. That first picture is absolutely adorable.


    December 19, 2011

    Sounds like a great Sunday. I celebrate Xmas early with my kids and grandkids so they can spend Xmas day with their inlaws families. Had a wonderful time. My 3 kids ages 49,47,45 and their spouses and my grandkids ages 16,14,4,3 were all here. We had a brunch that was great,I did suffer the holiday blues after everyone left and went a little out of control in the food dept but returned to your site and did some journaling and am ready to start the day by restocking my veggies,yogurt and soy milk. I am a vegetarian for 20 years and a WW member for 10 years. Reached my goal about 5 years ago and have kept within range but am so happy to have found your site Ronnie(anyone else on your site in the grandma age group?) Our needs and attitudes and live styles change all the time and your website fits in perfectly where I am right now in my life.


    December 19, 2011

    Whatcha gonna do with that squash? I have one too, and I’m not sure how to spice it up.


    December 19, 2011

    Not sure yet but I have a few idea already on GreenLiteBites…


    December 19, 2011

    Those stay at home weekends with the family are awesome especially this time of year when life gets so hectic. Glad you enjoyed the party, DH and I had a grown up party ourselves this weekend and it was fun.


    December 19, 2011

    I love your posts. Wish my Sundays were like that!


    December 21, 2011

    I needed that fridge inspiration, thank you. Which reminds me – you said you might show us your pantry too someday. Can this be the day? :)


    December 21, 2011

    If it were clean, SURE! lol In all seriousness I’ll straighten it up in the new year and post about it. Good idea!


    December 21, 2011

    I’ll admit … I don’t think I’ve ever, ever had kale. Does it have a flavor?


    December 21, 2011

    I’m new to it too (well I tried it about a year ago now) it’s much hardier then other greens like spinach and does have a flavor but I can’t describe it other than earthy. Check out how I’ve used it on GreenLiteBites…

    I have most success with the family when I chop it small and add it to dishes but I’m starting to like it outright by itself.