Soup-er Sundays – A new tradition

Last year my sister made soup for her family nearly every weekend. I’ve decided to adopt this tradition for our family too. Nothing says “Hello Chilly weather” better than yummy soup on the stove (even if it is still hot and humid outside). The house smells great. It’s the best comfort food. Add it makes great lunch leftovers for the week.

Last weekend I made baked potatoes covered in a stew of sorts – Creamy Crock pot Chicken and brocoli

Today’s menu:

Chicken Corn Chowder topped with avocado and tomato (minus the tomato for me)

Dinner was amazing! We also enjoyed some corn bread and fried zucchini. I’m on a bread, zucchini, corn kick this weekend.

I forgot to take a picture of my own

I must have been bit by the cooking bug because I also made Banana Zucchini Bread. It’s about time I used the banana I put in the freezer last week. I’m trying to find some healthier options for breakfast in our house. Cole is in the habit of having a pop tart, a sugary cereal, or chocolate chip muffins for breakfast every morning. I’d like these items to be a special treat instead of an everyday go-to item.  I added a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the bread, and I’m calling it Chocolate Chip bread. Let’s hope it is a hit tomorrow morning.

Weekly Updates: After I hit publish on my post yesterday, I realized I’ve been a bit of a downer this week. Cole issues. Paint issues. I’m not going to lie. It has been a very grumpy pregnant week for me. I think the baby is growing. I’ve felt a new wave of hormones, I’m starving all the time, my belly is growing, new things are aching, and morning sickness is back (thanks to my non stop hunger).

Cole Issues – I’m trying to incorporate some activities into our weekly routine that can allow him to be succesful and activities that can allow him to fail without feeling like a failure. We love family games in our house. Cole is a very bad sport when it comes to game. I bought Monopoly this week since the game isn’t just about winning and loosing. It’s not an instant “you win” or “you lose” game. We played one game all weekend. It took him a few minutes to settle into the routine, but he is definitely grasping the concept of patience with the game. Not only did he love the game, but he kicked our butt.

Paint Issues – Coat #2 of the blue paint went up this morning. The tape came off this afternoon. Much better. Not perfect, but so much better. It doesn’t look like Chet colored his walls from my womb this time. I’ll post more about the whole event this week, but here is a sneak peek at the wall. If your on my Facebook page, Christian posted a picture too.

While I was busy slaving away in the kitchen :), the boys were enjoying their downtime. I love Sundays especially now that they are Soup-er. (Don’t let the picture fool you, I did my fair share of nothing today too!)

A boy, A dog, and a Dad

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9 thoughts on “Soup-er Sundays – A new tradition

  1. I think you are exactly right. Sean and Cole sound like they are just alike. I’ll have to get some advice from you as you are experiencing it first. Sean always wants to “win” at the games and we are trying so hard for him to understand it is just for fun. I am a counselor so my motto is ALL that matters is fun and so it is hard for me to have a child who just wants to win! That is so backwards!! The paint looks great and I love your soup ideas! :o)

    • I hope I figure it out :) I’ll definitely take notes for you. It is not an easy road. My motto is “just have fun” too, but those are 3 words Cole doesn’t understand.

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