At the end of the week, one of my students stayed after class to tell me that I needed to read this book and consider it for future student book clubs. I think it is so sweet that my kids like to read non-fiction and historical fiction and then that they share their recommendations with me.
The book club that I'm in each summer with other social studies teachers has picked this book for our summer reading:
Our weekend wasn't as packed as it usually is, and all we had on the agenda was Ari's baseball game on Saturday morning. She missed a practice due to her swim lessons and then her 2nd game and another practice got rained out, so it's been a few weeks since she's been out on the field.
Just like her first game, Ari got a hit off the tee the first time up to bat and then got a hit off the coach's pitch during her second time up to bat. We're still working on the whole drop the bat and RUN thing!
The kids spent the rest of Saturday hanging with Sue-Sue and Grandpa. When they got home, we watched some Animal Planet shows after dinner. Speaking of which, Robert and I tried out 3 free meals from Hello Fresh this weekend.
I'm glad that we had the opportunity to try it for free, but we won't be subscribing to the service. If you like to cook and want to impress people with your plating, then you might enjoy it. Here are my pros:
* The dishes are fancier than what I'm used to cooking, but I felt confident cooking them with the instructions.
* The plating made me look more professional.
* Every meal was boxed together separately so you don't have to divide up the ingredients.
* The food was okay. None of the meals made me feel like I needed to rush out and register for the program full time.
* Each meal will run about $15. In my book, that's too much money to spend on 2 adults.
* The meals were very high in calories.
* The meals required a large amount of olive oil.
* I didn't feel like the produce was as fresh as it could be.
* The seasoning for one meal was definitely off. The label claimed it was one teaspoon, but it was very clearly more than a teaspoon.
* The packaging was quite excessive and wasteful. Please recycle what you can!
* The only thing I feel Hello Fresh saved me was time at the grocery store which wouldn't have actually bothered me much as it wouldn't have taken a planner like me long to do. The meals took about 30-45 minutes to cook, so if you're a busy person on weeknights, this program will probably stress you out!
The type of cooking that doesn't stress me out? Baking! On Sunday I baked for hours on end for this week's secretary day and to apologize to my librarians for missing last week's library week! I made chocolate peanut butter cookies, slutty brownies, hummingbird cupcakes, and lemon crinkle cookies. Shout out to my awesome friend Betsy for gifting me lots of bakery boxes to transport everything in!
Ari has baseball tonight, and then both kids have swim practice the rest of the week. I'm back tomorrow for a double post with Tuesday Training and Show and Tell Tuesday. See you soon!