Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Menu Plan 9/26-10/1

Whoops...this should have been up yesterday....however, yesterday I had to do the Costco, Trader Joe's, Super Target run with my blue-eyed Monkey and his monkey named Jack.
Good-ol-Costco lunch

Jack got a piggy-back EVERYWHERE we went
 All of a sudden, it was 7:00pm.  I was starving and my dogs were-a-barkin'.  Dogs as in feet, not our sweet Bella. 
She never barks...or does anything else for that matter except grunt and  hold down the carpet.
ANYWHO....here is what is on the menu for the week, as always, in no particular order:
  • BBQ Turkey Burgers, Fajita Fries
  • Crockpot Balsamic Chicken over Angel Hair Pasta, Caprese Brushetta
  • Skillet Beef Mac with Green Chilies and Corn, Rolls
  • Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Steakhouse Copycat recipe), Smashed Potatoes, Steamed Normandy Mix
  • Mandarin Chicken (Trader Joe's), Stir Fry Veggies, Steamed Rice, Potstickers

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blah Post

This isn't so much a blog-post as it is a blah-post. I just wanted to let you all know that I am still here. The Virgo-side of me is kicking in to give you a bullet point list (yes, I am SUCH a list-maker) at the reasoning for lack of posts lately:

  • I have been dealing with some schedule challenges as I embark on some new paths and priorities.
  • I am just feeling kinda "blah" right now.
  • I haven't really cooked anything new that has been "blog-worthy" lately.
  • Brutal honesty....Up until summer started, I had been working my ass off, literally, to lose weight and get into shape. Long story and several reasons later, I have gained it back. Embarrassing but true.
  • Food blogging is not a good outlet when you are trying to break your obsession of food. Imagine a freakin' crack addict trying to write about what it was like to get high. Extreme, yes, but to anyone who has struggled with weight loss/food addiction, you totally get it.
  • Food blogging feels like Project Runway..."One day you're in, the next day you are owwt". It has been a rollercoaster ride of feelings lately. I unfortunately haven't developed that tough layer yet. I don't like feeling like the needy, petty Jr. High girl in glasses and braces. I don't like the competition...but I am not sure if I don't like it because I am not winning...I don't like that I feel that way even less.
I am not quitting, but I will definitely be scaling back for a while. I feel inspired to share more of the journey that I am on now, you know, losing my ass...again, so perhaps I will start-up a separate blog detailing that. I just wanted to thank you all for all the love and support you have shown over the last 18-ish months and to let you know what was going on in my head and life right now. Love you all to pieces! XOXO


Monday, September 12, 2011

Menu Plan 9/12-9/17

Here is what is on the menu plan this week (in no particular order)....what are you making?

~Southwest Chicken Enchilasgna

~Roasted Salmon, Rice Pilaf, Cucumber Dill Salsa, Garlic Green Beans
~Strawberry Chicken Salad, rolls
~Sausage and Roasted Peppers Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Ceasar Salad
~Whisky Peach BBQ Chicken, Smashed Potatoes, Ranch Wedge Salad
~Crockpot Chili Verde, Spanish Rice and Beans

Treats to make this week: