Worst Blogger Ever…..

So yea….it’s been what a gazillion years since I did one of these?  Let me check the calandar…. let’see….hmmm…january…k…ummm…..todays thursday….so 3 plus 5…carry the 3…yep it’s been exactly 1 gazillion years since I last got on here.  I’m fired:(

Oh wait…this is my site…I can do what I want…Ha!!! Booya!!!  IN your face….umm…me 🙂

Anywho, so basically the reason for no nothing on this darn thing in so long is basically because the zombie plague hit the Smith home for like 2 weeks.  I twas the grossest thing ever….so much snot, and mucus, and just grossness.

That being said I did a TERRIBLE job cooking and meal planning and feeding my husband.  We ate out too many times, and there were too many random grocery store runs which probably caused me to spend more money then I should have on food the past few weeks.  But we rolled with it.

My husband was beyond kind and loving.  He checked in on me constantly and never once complained about me not cooking, having no food in the house, and having to put away a load of laundry here and there.  What I did to deserve this man I will never know.

This week as been a constant reset button and below are the meals that I have going on this week.  Nothing fancy heck they might not even be tasty, but they are full of nutrients and they are coming out of my kitchen instead of out of a take out container….so for me it’s a win. 😉

Remember…just do what works for you and your house and your families kitchen.  No one’s there to judge you…now get cookin!!!

White Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Pizza

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Breakfast Burritos

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps

Here goes nothing! First meal plan

OK …baby steps…baby steps…. you got this… it’s just dinner….it’s can’t hurt you…. but the starving faces staring back at you asking hey!!! Whats for dinner???? They can hurt you….well more like really bug you….great.

Yep been there.  Been there many many MANY times.  Not that it’s always a bad place to be but at least for me it leads to stress and usual and not so nutritious and money spending solution.  So my solution was to try to plan out 5-6 days worth of dinners have everything on hand for those dinners and attack the week head on!!! ( Dressed like a viking warrior with long gross hair and a beard for days yelling at the kitchen like I’m running into battle…you know you’ve been there.)

So this is what this weeks plan looks like at our house. Nothing fancy and to be honest I have already made changes to it to kinda work with what I had on hand during a last minute change of plans event we had pop up.

With this plan there won’t be an amount on what I spent because it’s my first one and well lets face it I don’t really know what I spend this week…I know bad financial advice…don’t listen to me. 🙂

So we are trying to eat more lean protein in our house recently so these are not vegan/ vegetarian friendly recipes.  I found them on pintrest and I have already tried them in my kitchen and liked them so they are being used again. 🙂  Tested out on the hubby and he’s still alive!!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas – Fridays with Rachael Ray

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Black Bean Taco Soup {Freezer Meal}

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Baja Sauce

Walnut and Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

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And the following are just sides that you can make to add to a meal.  Or not 🙂

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Whole Wheat Skillet Focaccia

 

Oh No…another blogger…great

Yep you read that right I am another blogger lol.  But before you go screaming out of the room or throw your phone or tablet into the ocean let me explain…..

My plan for this lovely website that my husband so sweetly put together for me, (back off ladies he’s mine!!) is to put out there my meal plans for the week along with grocery lists, places I shop, and hopefully prices for anyone who is looking for a way to make meal prep and planning easier and faster.

Also I love food!!! I love looking at it, eating it, talking about it, reading about it, experimenting with it, making it, giving it to others, researching it, etc :). So i kinda wanted a place where I can slap all my thoughts, discoveries, and horrible kitchen mistakes into one place.

Not looking to impress anyone with this, in fact I might be the only one who sees this lol!  But who knows maybe one other person out there will stumble across this, see a tasty recipe or weird food item and give it a go:)

 

Hello World, I love Food and Want You To Love It Too!!!

My Husband has been encouraging me to start a food blog or just a blog in general for years.  I have pushed back with the excuse that there a billion blogs out there and no one will ever want to read mine and I am not a good writer, yada yada.

Well obviously as you can see I have caved in, I threw in the towel and said what the heck I’ll give it a shot.

So here is a bit about me.  I am a child of God saved in my 20’s and so grateful for what the Lord has shown me and guided me through over the years.  I am married to my very best friend and adventure buddy.  He is so beyond handsome and intelligent and better than anything he lets me try out my recipes that I find on him and doesn’t run out of the room screaming if they don’t go well. 🙂

I work in a kitchen cooking for a company and a daycare during the week which helps keep me on my toes on what to do during those “oh crap” moments when you don’t have all the ingredients you need….you know you’ve been there 😉

Inside my own kitchen I love to cook yummy food while still sticking to a budget and keeping our waist lines in check.  Some people just say “oh you just cook healthy”, but I see my cooking as practical and nourishing.  Don’t get me wrong we splurge in this kitchen…..I love my pizza, burgers, fries, and desserts, but I have always believed that there is a balance to all of it.  I am not perfect and no I am not a nutritionist, but I do appreciate using fresh fruits, veggies, grains, and lean meats in my cooking.  I enjoy the challenge of taking what some people would consider “healthy and expensive” ingredients and making them taste good without wiping out the check book….if anyone still uses those 🙂