Monday, July 25, 2016

Meal Plan #30

What a weekend! I think the girls spent theirs in bathing suits the whole time (gosh it was hot!!!). After a busy Saturday, it was nice to relax on Sunday and get ready for the week. Here's this week's meal plan ...

MONDAY: Salad Bar
All the fixin's to create the salad of your dreams! I'll probably grill some chicken to add to the mix.

TUESDAY: Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas
This is our meat-free meal this week.

WEDNESDAY: One Pot Taco Spaghetti
Two family favorites combined into one + you only need one pan = DINNER WINNER!

THURSDAY: Mexican Casserole
This is a freezer meal that cooks in the crock pot that my MIL gave. Yay for easy dinners!

FRIDAY: Daddy's Choice!
Today is the hubby's birthday, so he can choose what we do for dinner.

Friday, July 22, 2016

5 on Friday!!

This week's 5 on Friday is dedicated to things I'm excited about (hence the 2 exclamation points in the title) ...

1. Yesterday was my best friend's (of 20 years!) 30th birthday. It was also the day she welcomed her 4th child. I'm beyond happy for her! With 2 step children, I know her family of 8 is exactly what she wanted for her life.

2. I'm getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow! Goodbye greys, hello something new. 

3. Thursday - Sunday are going to be the hottest days of the year. A trip to the in-laws pool may be in order after a weekend of 4-wheeling.

4. Speaking of 4-wheeling, we are now the proud owners of three 4-wheelers. We got one for each of the girls, plus a larger one for the husband and I to ride together. We are already trying to plan a trip to take them riding! Can you see the excitement on J's face the day she saw hers?

5. I paid off my car this week! It's been a goal since we decided to purchase a new house to pay off my car to make up for the higher mortgage payment. And I'm happy to say after 2 years of owning the car, I was able to pay it off. Yippy!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Meal Plan #29

MONDAY: Creamy Spinach Tomato Pasta
This is our meat-free meal of the week.

TUESDAY: Bean Burritos
Two meat-free meals, who are we?!

WEDNESDAY: Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups with Veggies & Dip

THURSDAY: Cheeseburger Pasta

FRIDAY: YOYO - You're On Your Own

Friday, July 15, 2016

5 on Friday

1. Every other blog post and tweet is about the Nordstrom sale, but I'm not about to get a credit card just so I can shop early. I did find a pair of earrings and a pair of pants that I wouldn't mind adding to my closet.

2. Going back to work for 5 days after a week off is hard. I'm very happy for the weekend! Is it wrong I already want to plan our next trip? We've only made it to one place on our 2016 Travel Bucket List so we better get going!

3. I set a goal to read 30 books this year and so far I've read 23! See what I've read here. Any suggestions on what to read next?

4. Why is summer going so fast? We are half way through July already! Slow down! I need more bonfires, late nights with friends and sunshine all weekend long.

5. I've been more interested in drinking beer this summer rather than wine. Maybe that's because I drank beer like water on our trip last week. Those Pitons just go down so smooth!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Currently #15

loving. summer!

smelling. coffee
writing. not nearly enough blog posts
reading. nothing at the moment, I did read 2 books over vacation
watching. Limitless
craving. sleep
obsessing. over the weather, I love summer!
wishing. summer wasn't almost over
needing. to finish shopping for school supplies
wanting. a massage
trying. to get caught back up after vacation
eating. all the yummy foods I picked up at the farmer's market this past weekend
drinking. anything ice cold
feeling. unmotiviated
hoping. to win the lottery

Monday, July 11, 2016

Meal Plan #28

Hello reality! It's nice and not so nice to be back. I've missed my kids, my house, my dog, cooking in my own kitchen and sleeping in my own bed. But I certainly miss the beautiful views and ocean waves splashing at my feet. A not so touristy recap of our trip is coming soon!
For now, here's what we plan to eat this week. My awesome MIL put together a handful of freezer meals so I wasn't coming back to a super busy cooking week, so we'll be having a couple of those this week!

MONDAY: Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwiches with veggies & dip
Freezer meal that's made in the crock pot

TUESDAY: Taco Salad

WEDNESDAY: Breakfast for Dinner!
I may even get crazy enough to make a breakfast casserole, we'll see how going back to work treats me this week :)

THURSDAY: Meatloaf with Broccoli
Freezer meal that can be heated up in the microwave for an easy dinner

FRIDAY: Grill Out!
I'm excited to grill again, we'll probably keep it simple with burgers & hot dogs.

We did our meatless meal on Sunday this week with Mexican quinoa tacos in the crock pot. Another freezer meal :) Enjoy your week!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Meal Plan #27

I'm in beautiful St. Lucia this week so feel free to look back through any of my previous meal plans to get ideas for your dinners this week! I've highlighted a few favorites below.

Week 29 in 2015 has a yummy idea for breakfast and an easy crock pot meal

Week 33 in 2015 has a delicious twist on pasta salad

Week 18 in 2015 featured a way to spice up Taco Tuesday

Week 22 in 2016 was full of goodness with a Hawaiian pasta salad and tacos in the crock pot

Week 25 in 2016 had us branching out with a Chinese inspired dish made in the crock pot

Enjoy some delicious food this week!

I'll be back to my regular 3 day a week blogging schedule once we get back from vacation.