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Weekly Menu:  9/26/2016

Weekly Menu: 9/26/2016

  Because I am participating in the Whole Life Challenge through November 11, all of my menus will be compliant with their Lifestyle nutrition level.  Any ingredients in the recipes I link to that are not compliant with be omitted or substituted.     Breakfast Plans:  I’ll make a […]

Weekly Menu:  8/29/2016

Weekly Menu: 8/29/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Stuffed Peppers (a version of this) Tuesday:  Thai Lettuce Wraps, raw veggies with dip Wednesday:  Easy Chili, Cauliflower Rice (I buy pre-grated cauliflower) Thursday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Veggies Friday:  Leftovers

Weekly Menu:  8/23/2016

Weekly Menu: 8/23/2016

It’s my favorite time of year:  Back to School! No, I’m not dying for my kids to go back to school and leave my house empty and quiet each day, but I am really looking forward to more routine, structure, and yes, a little more […]

Weekly Menu:  7/25/2016

Weekly Menu: 7/25/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Grilled Steak, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrots Tuesday:  Bahn Mi Loaded Fries, Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  Chicken Tacos, Salad, Mexican Street Corn Thursday:  Pizza Spaghetti Pie (a version of this), Salad Friday:  Grill (probably burgers and sausage), Roasted Veggies

Weekly Menu: 7/4/2016

Weekly Menu: 7/4/2016

Happy Independence Day! Monday:  Chili and cornbread Tuesday:  Out for my son’s birthday Wednesday:  Mini Chicken Pot Pies, Steamed Broccoli Thursday:  Chicken Tacos, Salad, Sautéed Corn (a version of this) Friday:  Grilled Chicken and Sausage, Roasted Veggies

Weekly Menu:  6/27/2016

Weekly Menu: 6/27/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Marilyn’s Chicken Soup Tuesday:  Stuffed Green Peppers (filled with a version of this filling) Wednesday:  Italian Salad (a version of this) Thursday:  Burgers, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Carrots Friday:  Out

Weekly Menu:  6/20/2015

Weekly Menu: 6/20/2015

Menu planning in the summer tends to get a bit more hit-or-miss for me.  Some weeks it’s imperative that I plan ahead due to camps, practices, church, activities, etc, otherwise we’d all be eating sandwiches or quesadillas every day (not that my kids would mind that). […]

What do I do with……Swiss Chard?

What do I do with……Swiss Chard?

I have chard growing like gangbusters in my garden right now, and have been offering it up to unsuspecting friends every few days.  The one response I hear most is:  “What do I do with chard?” We’ve all heard of spinach, and most of us […]

Weekly Menu:  5/16/2016

Weekly Menu: 5/16/2016

Monday:  Oven-Braised Mexican Beef, Cauliflower Rice, Salad Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken and Sausage, Roasted Veggies Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, Salad Thursday:  Pork Carnitas (a version of this), Corn Salad (similar to this), Carrots (hoping to have fresh from my garden!) Friday:  Leftovers

What’s In My Kitchen

What’s In My Kitchen

  It’s the tail-end of the winter fruit….soon those clementines and grapefruit will be replaced by stone fruits, and you can see the beginnings of summer with the first squash from my garden along side some tomatoes.  Oh, and that mess is what I lovingly called the “kitchen pile”.  You […]