Monday, September 26, 2016

Meal Plan #39

Another week, another meal plan. I'm keeping it simple this week with quick and easy meals all week long!

MONDAY: Sloppy Joes

TUESDAY: Bean Burritos
This is our meat free meal of the week.

WEDNESDAY: Taco Spaghetti
I made this one pot meal a couple months ago, and my husband proclaimed "never make regular spaghetti again!". I think that means it's a winner.

You're On Your Own - aka leftovers night :)

FRIDAY: Homemade Calzones

Friday, September 23, 2016

5 on Friday

1. It's fall. I'm not sure I'm ready for this. Luckily this week's weather came strong with the feeling of summer so I didn't mind too much.

2. The only thing I love about fall is that all my favorite shows are back. Well except Scandal ... is that because Kerry Washington is preggers and it's too hard to hide? No matter the reason it makes me sad. I'm sure Meredith Grey and Annalise Keating will keep me company.

3. Speaking of sad, my phone died on Thursday morning. I woke up to it constantly restarting itself and being so hot I couldn't even hold it. The good people at Verizon tell me it's hopeless so they are shipping me a new one. Ugh, I hate setting up a new phone.

4. Next week is Wine Night at work. I'm very excited.

5. We are doing a camp out in our backyard this weekend. The girls are beyond excited. I will probably cop out and sleep in my bed, but it will still be fun :)

Have a Happy Friday and a fun filled weekend!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Meal Plan #38

Last week the weather started to feel like fall, now this week is going to be hot again. I love me some summer so bring on the warmer temps for another week! Here's what we'll be eating ...

MONDAY: Tortellini Salad
Our meat free meal of the week. Basically I'm throwing cheese and spinach tortellini (cooked and chilled) with Italian dressing and some veggies and calling it dinner.

TUESDAY: Pulled Pork Tacos
I have a bunch of pork hanging out in the deep freezer so we'll make tacos with it after it cooks all day in the crock pot.

WEDNESDAY: One Pot Sausage Skillet Pasta
My obsession continues with this week's one pot meal.

This week's weather is still like summer - bring on the grill!

FRIDAY: Family Fun Night
It's Family Fun Night at school so it will probably be pizza for dinner

Friday, September 16, 2016

Currently #16

loving. the sushi lunch yesterday with my old co-worker

smelling. not much, see craving below.
writing. to do lists
reading. Me Before You

watching. The Black List, but my fall shows come back next week & I couldn't be more excited!
craving. this head cold to go away
obsessing. over being able to wear boots again soon - cute ones, not s**w ones (I can't even say the "s" word)
wishing. for a cleaning fairy to come make my house spotless
needing. to refill prescriptions, oh the allergy life

wanting. another vacation

trying. to stick to my goals for September

eating. lots of one pot meals, see the ideas here
drinking. anything but a PSL, pumpkin = gross!
feeling. excited about Halloween right around the corner!
hoping. that things will slow down at work, I'm crazy busy

Monday, September 12, 2016

Meal Plan #37

One of my goals for September is to spend less on the grocery budget. Last week I only spent $37.70 so I'm feeling pretty good about my $50 per week goal. There is a really good sale going on this week on some pantry staples so I'll be spending a little extra to stock up. Here's what we plan to eat ...

MONDAY: Paninis with Fruit Salad

TUESDAY: Chicken, Bean & Rice Taquitos
I'm very interested to try these since they contain BBQ sauce which I wouldn't normally put in my Mexican food.

WEDNESDAY: Pork Chop & Sweet Potatoes
This is a freezer meal I got from my MIL that we are going to try out.

I've been wanting to make chili for so long! The forecast is a high in the low 70s, so let's plan something more fall like.

FRIDAY: Breakfast
Eggs were on sale this week, so we'll do a breakfast for dinner. This will also be our meatless meal for the week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Goals

I haven't done a goals post in awhile ... ok so I haven't done one all year (whoops!). Last year I really enjoyed setting a couple of goals each month to see if I could accomplish them. It was so much easier than year-long goals that tend to get forgotten. I've selected 3 to focus on for September.

Work out at least 3 days a week. *Bonus points if I can do 5 days!
I started out last month with working out each morning before the kids go to school and I head to work. I'm going to commit to sticking with this!

Spend less on groceries
Our grocery budget is pretty decent in my mind - around $70 each week - but I think I can do better. I saw a bunch of No Spend September posts floating around and while I don't think I can commit to that, I do think I can cut back on our weekly grocery budget. I'm aiming for $60 or less each week (ideally $50). Sorry Costco, I'll see you next month.

Read 2 books
I read 3 books last month, so I think 2 books for this month is do-able. Looking for suggestions!

So there we have it, three goals I'll be working towards this month. Do you set any goals each month? I'd love to hear what they are.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Meal Plan #36

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! We spent half of ours at Kings Island and had a blast riding roller coasters and exploring Cincinnati. It was nice to come home and relax before getting the week started. Here's a lovely photo to show our fun from the weekend. I cannot stop laughing every time I look at it.

Now into the meal planning fun! As you'll see later this week, I'm going to try and cut the grocery budget. So all my selections are fairly wallet friendly.

MONDAY: Grill Out!
Burgers on the grill of course

TUESDAY: One Pot Mexican Skillet
If you haven't noticed the past few weeks, I'm obsessed with the one pot meals.

You're On Your Own - also known as my kids' favorite dinner option ever.

THURSDAY: Baked Ravioli
The last time we had this, everyone loved it! It also counts as our meat-free meal for the week.

FRIDAY: Soup & Sandwiches
We have a few kinds of soup in the pantry so we'll decide what sounds good that night. 

Have a great week!