Chicken Mole Poblano and Other Weekend Stuff

After only two weeks of 2017, I was ready for a three day weekend. Its hard easing back in after the holidays, isn’t it? Last week was a rough one. Cormac is going through some stuff, and becoming really resistant to therapy, and Teddy is sweet but extremely exhausting right now. So I was thrilled to have back up in the form of Brent for three straight days.

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We actually had a really tame weekend. Both boys are super into Legos right now, so we took them back to an old favorite, Wunderkind, a Lego caf√©, near our old house. Brent and I got to drink coffee while the boys built to their heart’s content. It was a really great way to pass the morning.

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Saturday afternoon, our friends Ed and Nichole came over to help Brent keg beer that he made forever ago (it’s totally gross; he ignored it for way too long). But Cormac had a lot of fun playing with his buddy, Keaton. We grilled a bunch of steaks and asparagus and roasted potatoes but I took zero pictures because oops.

Sunday we barely had any plans so I decided to take the time to make a slightly more involved recipe – Chicken Mole Poblano from Cook’s Illustrated.

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Not so photogenic, huh? I don’t think I’m super familiar with mole, either making or eating it, but it turned out well. I modified the recipe very slightly to eliminate the slice of white bread since Brent and I are doing the Whole30 this month. I didn’t miss it or notice a difference. I was lazy and just served it with roasted potatoes for sopping up the sauce.

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And it made a lot of leftovers which is super helpful to have as lunches for the week. For leftovers the next day we served it on these Siete almond flour tortilla we found at Whole Foods. Good stuff.

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And we also had haircuts scheduled for the boys. To say they were overdue would be a massive understatement. I was just thrilled they stayed calm and there were no tears.  Teddy did refuse to wear the cape, but I decided to pick my battles. (He is looking so grown up!!)

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Aren’t they cute?

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I also decided to make some Whole30-friendly snacks because B is a bit of a snacker. I made these Toasted Coconut Curry Cashews from Jessica’s book, Seriously Delish. Everything she makes is delicious.

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I used a madras curry powder we had on hand and I thought these turned out pretty tasty.

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I gotta say the novelty of the new kitchen definitely hasn’t worn off yet. It’s by far my favorite room in the house. (Not saying much considering how much work every other room in the house needs, but still).

Oh, I also convinced B to go to my hot yoga class with me for the first time yesterday! I was so excited, but B saw ants in the studio during class and it totally ruined the experience for him and he has vowed never to go back. Super tragic. Alas.

Back to the grind today. Teddy’s speech therapist showed up at 8am. Woof.

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