Dec 152014

I missed doing the Thai Chicken soup last week so we had it early this week. I love that one (and so did DH, I found him having thirds after he put Lia to bed)

Wed is a new one. We’ll see how that goes. I love Pineapple Cucumber salsa but have never put it on my salmon. We always do sweet salmons. The Kirby Cucumbers that they call for in the recipe looked horrid in the store yesterday. If I get a chance I’m going to try another store otherwise I have some seedless cucumbers that I purchased.

Mon: Thai Chicken Soup
Tues: Pasta and Sauce and Meatballs
Wed: Salmon with Cucumber and Pineapple Salsa
Thurs: Tacos
Fri: Leftovers

Mon: Out
Tues: Chicken Breast and Sour Dough Sandwich
Wed: Salami and Cheese Rolls
Thurs: PB and J?
Fri: Taco Salad

Dec 012014

Wooohooo boy…off the wagon we go:) The holidays can really throw you for a loop. Plus I’ve had a number of clients to finish up work for so it’s been crazy in our neck of the woods. I’m going to try to get back on track – my body is hating me for all the crap that I’ve been putting into it.

Sun: Polenta with fontina cheese and roast veggies and Salmon
Mon: Shrimp Corn Chowder
Tues: Crockpot Mexican Shredded Beef wtih guac
Wed: Pasta and Sauce
Thurs: Chicken Curry
Fri: Out

Mon: Chicken Sandwich on Sour Dough
Tues: Chicken Sandwich on Sour Dough
Wed: Leftover Beef
Thurs: Out
Fri: Out

Nov 172014

Okay, a day late but still here even though I missed last week. It’s been a busy few weeks around our house.

Sunday: Lasagne
Mon: Crockpot Chicken Chowder
Tues: Tacos
Wed: Chili
Thurs: Spinach Tomato Tortellini
Friday: Left Overs

Mon: Out
Tues: Out
Wed: Out
Thurs: Chili Left Overs
Friday: Lasagne Left Overs

Nov 032014

Back in the groove! Made a great Shrimp and Corn Chowder last night which was sooo good since it was so freakin cold out (I know, it’s not even that cold yet…). The rest of this week looks great too – I’m excited!

Sunday: Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Mon: Chili/Lime Porkchops with Black beans and Quinoia
Tue: Pasta e Fagioli
Wed: Fajitas
Thurs: Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder
Fri: Out

Mon: Sour Dough and Chicken Cold Cuts
Tues: Lunch in at Work
Wed: Pasta e Fagioli leftovers
Thurs: Out
Fri: Out

Oct 272014

I feel my motivation coming back! I spent yesterday prepping and pre-cooking and have a good handle on this week I think. I made a pot of bolognese that I’ll freeze and have the Korean BBQ beef marinating for tonight.

Mon: Sour dough and chicken sammy
Tues: Sour dough and chicken sammy
Wed: Out
Thurs: Left over chicken and pasta
Fri: Out

Sun: Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Shallots with Quinoia (this one is a family favorite!)
Monday: Korean BBQ Beef with Rice (this is the closest recipe – I used shaved beef and slightly different ratios but overall similar enough.)
Tues: Mom Out – Pasta and Sauce for Daddy
Wed: Chicken, Pasta and Marcapone
Thurs: Pineapple Chicken Quesedilla
Fri: Trick or Treat Tacos!

Oct 202014

This one was done by the seat of my pants while walking through the grocery store with about 10 min to shop. We were out this past weekend and this week is shaping up to be challenging so I was hunting for quick and easy.

This week will have alot of lunches out – something has to give when getting ready in the AM and it will be lunches this week.

Mon: Out
Tues: Left Over Soup
Wed: Left Over Pasta/Sauce
Thurs: Out
Fri: Out

Mon: Slow cooker Thai Soup
Tues: Pasta and Sauce
Wed: Sausage/Peppers
Thurs: Frozen Pizza
Fri: Out as a family

Oct 132014

A day late (which is better than last week where I completely missed!). It’s been hectic around here lately and my motivation is waining. I’m trying to get back in a groove but it’s tough. We wake up when it’s dark, go to bed when it’s dark and soon I’ll look forward to coming home in the dark too. Sigh..I love fall but i’m not so keen on winter.

Mon: Out
Tues: Out
Wed: Roast Beet and Chicken Salad
Thurs: Chicken and rice soup left overs
Fri: Cold Cut Sandwich

Sun: Thai Chicken Breast
Mon: Shrimp over zoodles
Tues: Tacos
Wed: Creamy chicken and rice soup
Thurs: Slow cooker quinoia soup
Fri: Pizza

Sep 292014

Hello Monday!! You always seem to come around too fast after a fun weekend. Trying a few new things this week since we have a relatively calm week. I love the onset of fall – bring on the soups, stews, and goulashes!!

Mon: Everroast Chicken, Guac, and veggies
Tues: Egg Salad Tortilla
Wed: Out
Thurs: Left over Picadillo
Fri: Out

Sun: Ravioli
Mon: Chicken Francese with Brown Rice
Tues: Chicken Pineapple Fried Rice (own recipe – making it up as I go)
Wed: Crockpot Picadillo over brown rice.
Thurs: Macaroni Casserole
Fri: Something quick

Sep 222014

This week is going to be a little crazy with things going on most evenings. I tried to pick quick things but also things that I already had in my fridge (since I have a bunch left over from our BBQ on Sunday). So, nothing truly exciting this week..haha

Monday: Out
Tuesday: Chicken Sesame Salad
Wednesday: Chicken Lunchmeat Rollups
Thursday: Egg salad
Friday: Out

Sunday: BBQ (chicken, burgers and sausage)
Monday: Pasta and Sauce
Tuesday: Chicken sausage, Peppers, and pasta
Wednesday: Hamburgers on the grill (on lettuce for momma)
Thursday: Pizza (or Chinese food – per Noah’s request)
Friday: Turkey Tacos and black beans(on lettuce for momma, tortillas for the rest)

Sep 152014

Building the menu this week was a challenge. I’m running out of lunch ideas and trying to keep it quick and portable but still tasty and nutritious.

Sat: Sandwiches
Sun: Butternut squash soup with chicken skewers
Mon: Left over Butternut Squash soup
Tues: Left over Chili
Wed: Chicken salad with peanut dressing and carrots
Thurs: Cold Cuts and Cheese
Fri: Out

Sat: Chili with corn bread
Sun: Pizza Party (Birthday Party)
Mon: Pasta and Bolognese Sauce
Tues: Salmon on the Grill
Wed: Veggie Fajitas
Thurs: Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Fri: Pizza

Sep 082014

Another week, another menu! We already didn’t follow the plan on Sunday so that will just move on down the week somewhere.

Sat: Shrimp and Corn and potatoes on the grill
Sun: Kung Pao chicken with Zoodles
Mon: Pizza
Tues: Crockpot Bolognese and pasta
Wed: Fajitas
Thurs: Salmon on the Grill
Fri: Fish Tacos and black beans

Mon: Out
Tues: Shrimp salad
Wed: Out
Thurs:Egg Salad Sandwich
Fri: Banana Sushi

Sep 012014

It’s only Monday and I’ve already altered this plan given the fact that our weekend plans were upended due to storms. Oh well, thankfully this is flexible:)

Mon: Artichoke and Mozzarella Panini’s
Tues: Fajita salad
Wed: Left Over Red Pepper Alfredo
Thurs: Left Over Chili Mac
Fri: Out

Sat: Greek Burgers and Corn
Sun: Fajitas and Greek Salad
Mon: Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Alfredo on Zoodles
Tues: Pulled Pork in the Crockpot
Wed: Chili Mac
Thurs: Pasta and Sauce
Friday: Pizza

Aug 252014

So, as predicted, last week was pretty much a total FAIL in following the menu. I figured it might be with what was going on. So, there are some repeats this week because I really wanted to try them but didn’t get around to it last week.

This week should be better and I’m committed to getting back on the clean eating wagon – I’m all kinds of sluggish because I’ve been lax about what I’m eating.

Mon: Turkey Tacos with Black Beans
Tues: Pasta and Sauce (momma’s out so daddy’s in charge)
Wed: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup
Thurs: Sriracha Salmon with Asparagus
Fri: Pizza

Mon: Pesto Chicken Sandwich with mozzarella
Tues: Sesame Chicken Salad (with Carrots and Edemame)
Wed: Out
Thurs: Egg salad in a tortilla wrap with watercress
Friday: Out

Aug 182014

This week has the potential to be a total FAIL on the following the menu part. I have co-workers in from out of town and as such may end up entertaining them. I tried to plan the easy stuff for those days so that DH can just follow along. We’ll see…

Also, it appears that this week’s menu is not low carb because I’ve planned pasta twice in one week. Oh well, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The rest of the week is better.

Mon: Left over Artichoke Lasagne
Tues: Out
Wed: Out
Thurs: Chicken Pesto Sandwich (with Left over chicken)
Friday: Left over Spaghetti Carbonara

Sat: Hamburgers on the Grill with Sweet Potatoes and Veggies
Sun: Artichoke lasagne
Mon: Sesame Grilled Chicken with Roast Broccoli
Tues: Salmon with Citrus Ponzu Sauce and Brown Sugar and Asparagus (Mama’s out entertaining – DH can handle this I hope…otherwise it’s pasta and sauce)
Wed: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup
Thurs: Spaghetti Carbonara
Fri: Out

Aug 112014

So I missed posting the meal plan for last week because we were at the beach. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t plan though. We went to the beach with a full menu planned – both lunch and dinner. We stuck to it for the most part (because I worked in ample “eating out” options) but did cook at home at least 1/3 of the time (and I’d say 90% of our lunches were at home). So, I only gained 3lbs while at the beach (thanks to an ample supply of margaritas and daiquiri mix).

This week is a “getting back into the swing of things” week. I have not made it to the grocery store yet so the earlier meals are based on what I have in the kitchen. Hopefully I can get out to the store tomorrow.

I’m also going to skip sat/sun most times since we’re out and about and have no idea what we’re doing.

Sun – Pizza
Mon – Pasta and Sauce (crockpot bolognese that I’ve frozen)
Tues – Kung Pao chicken with Zoodles
Wed – Out (we’re running around this evening to appointments)
Thurs – Sweet Honey Salmon with Asparagus
Friday – Chicken Corn Chowder

Mon – Out
Tues – Banana Sushi
Wed – Chicken Pesto Sandwich (just chicken breast shredded with Kirkland Pesto mixed in, a little water cress and some mozzarella and we’re good)
Thurs – Spinach, Strawberry, Goat Cheese, Pecan Salad (with Edamame)
Friday – Salami Wraps (just salami, mustard and cheese – no bread)

Jul 282014

This one is being done on the fly! We were out all weekend and I didn’t get to sit down like normal and plan things. Instead I took a 10 min trip to the grocery story with Noah and tried to pick things up that I think I can make into something good.

M: Out
T: Banana Sushi
W: SkinnyTaste Spiralized Cucumber Salad
R: Chicken and Spinach Salad (with left over chicken)
F: Out

Dinner: (skipping Sat/Sun since we were out and about)
M: Pasta with Crockpot Bolognese
T: Pork chops with grilled nectarines
W: Thai Chicken Skewers with Sriracha mayo
R: Chili (or something with ground turkey)
F: Pizza/Out

Jul 212014

So things don’t always go as planned. Saturday night dinner was a no go. I forgot to actually buy the ribs when I was a the store! It worked out for the better though, we ended up with friends over during dinner and didn’t actually eat until very late.

Sat: Chorizo grilled cheese with potato salad
Sun: Sammiches (momma at book club)
M: Sweet Potato Taquitos Left overs
T: Greek Cucumber Salad
W: Left over spinach tortellini salad
R: Quinoa Veggie Rolls
F: Out

Sat: Ribs with corn on the grill
Sun: Black bean and sweet potato Taquitos
Mon: Pasta and Bolognese sauce
Tues: Chicken, Spinach, Tortellini and Peppers Salad
Wed: Salmon with Grilled Nectarines
Thurs: Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Friday: Pizza

Jul 142014

We’re off to a good start – Saturday and Sunday went as planned!:)

Sat: At the pool
Sun: Cold cut sandwiches
Mon: Feta and Cucumber Salad (had to substitute, no english cucumbers at the store. I’m having left over chicken over spinach with a sriracha mayo dressing)
Tues: Banana Sushi
Wed: Taco Lettuce Wraps
Thurs: Out
Fri: Out

Sat: Salmon with Roast Broccoli
Sun: Thai chicken skewers with Ranch Asparagus spears (Hidden Valley Ranch powder with some EVOO) down at the lake with s’mores for dessert!
Mon: Pasta with Crockpot Bolognese
Tues: Tacos
Wed: Salmon with Zucchini Fritters
Thurs: Pizza
Fri: Dinner out (Outback!)

Jul 072014

Last week went pretty well. A little out of order but in the end we made what I’d planned.

Here goes this week – including the weekend that has already passed:)

Sat: Burgers/dogs, cucumber salad, potato salad
Sun: Out – I’m tired of cooking
M: Pasta and sauce (with spaghetti squash)
T: Grilled Pork Chops with Mango salsa
W: Steak and pepper Shish kabobs (prep and marinate the night before)
R: Salmon on the grill with Asparagus or Broccoli
F: Pizza or something out

Sat: Left overs from all the picnics
Sun: Sandwiches
M: Spinach, sprout, mushroom, chickpea, carrot, edemame
T: Banana sushi
W: Out
R: Steak salad with shish kabob left overs
F: Out

I had to laugh – I had a full grocery cart before evening making it past the veggie section of the store. I do 90% of my shopping on the outer walls of the store and at least 60% of that is the veggie section so luckily the rest fit with a little creative placement. We love our fruits and veggies here!

Jun 302014

This seems to be the only thing on this blog that I can be consistent with:) This past week kicked by butt for some reason. Nothing big, just lots of little stuff I guess. Plus it’s so incredibly nice out these days that we stay out way into the evening and totally mess up bed time. Eh..oh well…enjoying life and living in the moment:)

Here’s what’s on tap this week:

Sat: PB and J Sammies
Sun: Book club so the kids ate at Subway with daddy
M: Shrimp and Spinach Salad
T: Out
W: Out
R: Thai spinach salad
F: 4th of July!! Picnics x2

Sat: Hotdogs on grill
Sun: Low country shrimp boil kabobs (with corn and potatoes)
M: Left overs/scrounge since momma has an appt in the evening
T: Teriyaki Salmon with Broccoli
W: Honey Lime Chicken on the grill with quinoa
R: Pizza most likely
F: 4th of July!! Picnics x2

Jun 232014

Another week, another menu. Last week was a total fail on the lunches. I ended up working from home a few days so that threw things all off. Regardless, it’s nice to have the menu there when I need it.

M: Out
T: Banana Sushi
W: Thai Spinach Salad
R: Greek Cucumber salad (We did this for lunch this weekend – AMAZING!!
F: Out

Sun: Steak Filet with Asparagus and Red Potatoes
M: Zoodles with Shrimp
T: Pizza/Out
W: Spaghetti Carbonara
R: Salmon with veggies
F: Pineapple Chicken Quesadilla

Jun 162014

Somehow we made it to Monday again in the blink of an eye. Last week we did pretty well following the menu for dinner. For lunch..well, let’s say that my co-worker is really persuasive about going out for lunch…

Here we go for this week:

M: Veggie Sushi (already blew this – worked from home and had mac n cheese)
T: Banana Sushi
W: Thai Spinach Salad
R: Out
F: Out

Sat: Grilled BBQ Chicken, corn and broccoli
Sun: Filet Mignon with red skinned mashed potatoes and corn
Mon: Tacos with Black Beans
Tues: Chicken Corn Chowder
Wed: Salmon on the grill with asparagus
Thurs: Leftovers – they’re taking over the fridge.
Fri: Out/Pizza

Jun 092014

So as part of my new “pattern” I’m making more of an effort in sitting down on Saturdays and making up the meal plan for the week. I figure since I’m putting forth the effort, I should share. I’m always looking for inspiration and have found it many times on others peoples blogs.

I’ll include recipes where I have them. Many I’m just making it up as I go:)

So here’s the plan for this week:

M: Mason Jar Pesto chicken and spinach salad (No recipe, just spinach, veggies, pesto and a little EVOO and Rice Vinegar)
T: Thai Spinach Salad
W: Quinoa Veggie rolls
R: Out with co-workers
F: Banana Sushi (banana and peanut butter wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla)

Sat: Roast Chicken with something out of the pantry…lord knows what yet.
Sun: Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sammies with Grilled Corn on the Cob
M: Chicken Veg Soup (using left over roast chicken)
T: Salmon and Grilled Peaches
W: Clean Alfredo
R: Fish Tacos with mango salsa
F: Pizza

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