2015 | May Menu

2015 | May Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 5/1-5/2 Friday: Veggie scramble. Saturday: None! Going to our friend’s baby shower. Week of 5/3-5/9 Sunday: None! Went out with friends. Monday: Creamy chicken. Tuesday: None. T has cheer clinics. Wednesday: Pasta primavera. Thursday: None. T has cheer clinics. Friday: Crunchy taco. Saturday: None. Going to a … Continue reading

Recipe | Beef Stroganoff

Recipe | Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Ingredient List 16oz package egg noodles. 2 pounds lean, ground beef. 2 cans cream of mushroom soup. 2 cups of water. 4 beef bouillon cubes. 2 tablespoons dried minced onion. 2 tablespoons worstershire sauce. 2 teaspoons garlic powder. 1 teaspoon salt. ½ teaspoon pepper. ½-1 cup sour cream. (To your taste preference.)   … Continue reading

Recipe | Crunchy Taco

Recipe | Crunchy Taco

Before I learned how to really cook, we sometimes indulged in those few handy dandy Hamburger Helpers. Yeah, we all know them. Bad for us but somehow still tasty. My favorite happened to be Hamburger Helper’s Crunchy Taco. The concept itself is fairly easy. Ground beef, taco seasoning, rice, and chips. Well, I decided to … Continue reading

Book Review | “Pocketful of Sand” by M. Leighton

Book Review | “Pocketful of Sand” by M. Leighton

Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton. Genres: Contemporary Romance. New Adult. Abuse. Fiction. Drama. GoodReads description: I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen … Continue reading

Book Review | “Gravity” by L.D. Cedergreen

Book Review | “Gravity” by L.D. Cedergreen

Gravity by L.D. Cedergreen. Genres: Contemporary Romance. New Adult. Mystery. Fiction. Paranormal. GoodReads description: After years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child, Gemma Walsh finds her husband in bed with another woman. Unable to face his betrayal, she retreats to Priest Lake where her family owns a small cabin. But Gemma finds that she … Continue reading

How  To | Weekly Meal Planning

How To | Weekly Meal Planning

It has been a year since I started weekly/monthly menus and I have to say… It’s pretty incredible how much differently we eat. Before we would just eat something quick and not necessarily the healthiest and it made me unhappy. Now we eat only (mostly!) homemade meals that are not only better for us but … Continue reading

Recipe | Pan Fried Pork Chops

Recipe | Pan Fried Pork Chops

Pan Fried Pork Chops Ingredient List 4 center cut bone-in pork chops. ½ cup vegetable oil. 1 tablespoon butter. 1 cup flour. 1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt. 1 teaspoon black pepper. ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper. ¼ teaspoon steak seasoning rub. Salt and pepper to taste.   Directions In a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, … Continue reading

2015 | April Menu

2015 | April Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 4/1-4/4 Wednesday: Chicken cacciatore. Thursday: Coq au Vin. Friday: Ratatouille. Saturday: None. Going out for hubby’s birthday dinner. Week of 4/5-4/11 Sunday: Pork chops. Monday: Cheer Monday’s! Tuesday: BLT pasta. Wednesday: Balsamic roasted pork loin. Thursday: Spaghetti. Friday: Mashed potato chicken bowls. Saturday: Shrimp scampi. Week of … Continue reading

A Day In Our Lives

A Day In Our Lives

It has been a while since I’ve done more of a personal post. I decided it might be nice to describe what a typical day is like for a mommy of two. 6:00am: The first alarm for Z goes off. He works an hour away and has to be at work by 7:30am sharp. He … Continue reading