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Weekend in Review Nov 15-17

This past weekend, while it wasn’t scheduled to be super busy, seems to have become that way! Friday night we had piano lessons and normally go out to eat with Grandma and Grandpa after, but they decided to eat at home that night. We couldn’t decide what to do for dinner so we ended up taking the kids to AKI Japanese Hibachi. Monkey was not too thrilled about the fire on the grill; she was pretty scared. The kids weren’t all that fond of the food, but Buddy really enjoyed the chef cooking in front of him and even caught a piece of broccoli in his mouth when the chef was doing tricks.

Scared Monkey

Saturday was a day at home for the kids and I. I had felt like baking all day Friday, so I finally made my way into the kitchen on Saturday. I got all my dishes done and made two batches of cookies.


I made pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies and peppermint white chocolate chip cookies. The peppermint are my favorite from last year. I also ended up making two dinners because the kids were begging us for macaroni and cheese with crackers on top Friday night and I didn’t want to cook so we promised it to them the next night. I also made sweet and sour meatballs from scratch and peanut butter rice noodles for dinner for us. That was a long time in the kitchen!! After all that, we had my husband’s parents and his brother and girlfriend over to play cards. His parents left around 11, but his brother and girlfriend didn’t leave until 1:45 am. I can’t remember the last time I saw 2 am when it wasn’t just to get up to use the washroom! LONG DAY! ­čÖé

Sunday I started off back in the kitchen because my husband asked me to bring Pumpkin Bread Pudding to my nephew’s baptism party later in the day. I got that made and we went to Mass. We came home for lunch instead of doing the normal Taco Bell. We came home to tornado warnings all around us and in the middle of all of that I managed to pull off a batch of Deviled Eggs for the party as well.

Deviled EggsWe safely made it back to the church for the baptism and then headed over to the party afterwards. We enjoyed just hanging out while someone else made the meal for once. It was nice to just sit and visit. I ended the long weekend just cuddling with my cutie nephew.

Baby ZWhat about you? Did you have a busy weekend like us? I have another one coming up this weekend… in fact, I don’t know when the next non-busy weekend will be!


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. He is adorable!

  2. I spent last weekend in Dallas with my sister & mom. It wasn’t super busy and we had a ton of fun!

    Peanut butter rice noodles? Tell me more!
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  3. Oooh sweet nephew!! The eggs look so good!
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  4. It was a good weekend, we hosted a Thanksgiving party and had father in law over I think we drank all day LOL, Sunday was a recoop day ­čÖé
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  5. You’re making me hungry! We had a busy weekend too and will have another this one too!
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  6. Awww looks like you had a fun weekend and what adorable pictures!!! Those cookies look tasty!
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  7. I would have loved to have been at your house this past weekend.
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  8. your cookies look delicious and your nephew is adorable
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  9. Last weekend was pretty quiet, but my parents arrived today to celebrate Thanksgiving with us, and we haven’t seen them in over a year! I’m pretty sure the next 10 days they are here are going to be go, go, go!
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  10. Your nephew is adorable! And everything you bake/cook always looks so good. ­čÖé

  11. Your nephew is SO cute! &Wow that’s a lot of cooking &baking for one weekend!

  12. Aww such cute kiddos and I miss M being that small – I have a nephew too but he’s a bit older than M.. they grow so quickly!
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  13. You always seem to get so much accomplished with a whirlwind schedule! It has been far too long since I’ve had some delicious deviled eggs.
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  14. Vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Such an adorable baby and looks like you had a great weekend.
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  15. He’s a precious little man! I have no idea how you managed to stay awake until 2 am and do all that cooking besides! What a weekend!
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  16. Such a precious baby. Those deviled eggs look yummy!
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  17. It is so crazy busy until baby gets here!
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  18. The cookies look yummy and the nephew just plain cute!
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  19. Yum, some good noshes in there ­čÖé
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  20. Oh my goodness if he is not just super lovable! I would love to live at your house, you always have something yummy cooking!
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  21. Don’t you love it when a relaxing weekend becomes a very busy one?! With it being so close to the holidays, it seems all my weekends are full of plans.
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  22. Those deviled eggs made me drool a little lol.
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  23. Looks like you had a productive weekend! Mine, not so much! LOL! My husband and I were getting over being sick so we didn’t do much at all!
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  24. Sounds like a busy but fun weekend! Does snuggling your nephew get you so excited for your little girl?!
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  25. shelly peterson says:

    What an adorable baby! The food looks good too. Weekends normally seem to alwaysy be busy busy busy.

  26. We were busy too. We had cheer competition, our church hosted Thanksgiving for the community, and I had a ton of work to do LOL
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