5 meal planning principles

Every week, I share our meal plan for the following week. Sometimes I get asked whether we also stick to the plans exactly. LOL. Many weeks, we’re shifting things around, either within that week or pushing things back to the following week. Why bother meal planning then? I’m not the kind of person who can…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 5

Happy Friday! I ddn’t mean to disappear yesterday, but I started reading I Know How She Does It and I got a litle caught up. It upends the assumption that working mothers have harried, frantic, impossible lives. I also appreciate the tidbit that almost everyone signficantly overestimates the number of hours they spend working – aka…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 4

Happy Friday! What a week – oof. It was all good stuff, but tiring. Vera and I drove down to Mike’s work yesterday for the annual family day. We chatted with colleagues, chased the kiddo around and enjoyed a good meal. It was lots of fun! Before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 3

Before I recap my workouts and share next week’s meal plan, here are a couple links you might find interesting: Over at Northeast Ohio Parent, I blogged about our challenges giving Vera her latest round of medicine I’m also featured in this round-up article highlighting morning rituals. There’s some great advice in there! Hope you keep…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 2

Happy Friday!! Check out below for a recap of my week in workouts as well as our meal plan for next week. We didn’t do a great job of sticking to last week‘s plan, so here’s hoping next week goes better. BUT FIRST we have a weekend to attend to. What’s up with yours? Photo…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan

Even though it’s been rainy and humid this week, this is still my current state of mind: Photo by James Douglas on Unsplash I’m ready to dig into a warm, happy, carefree weekend, which is exactly what we have on the agenda. Before that, I wanted to recap the past week in workouts as well…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 7/10

What’s on your menu this week?Happy weekend to you!  For our menu this week, I’m digging out a few classics we haven’t had in awhile. When it comes to all the meals I prep and make, this quote really resonates with me: A lot of recipes out there just seem way more complicated than they…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/26

Here’s what on the menu for the upcoming work week! Monday: BBQ pulled chicken and rice bowls Tuesday: Simple potatoes with eggs and peas Wednesday: Leftovers Thursday: TBD – not much of a meal plan, but we have a busy week so we’ll have to see how it goes Friday: Chicken sausage and sweet potato…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/19

 Happy Father’s Day weekend to you! Just popping in briefly to share our menu for this coming week. We have a busy first few days, so keeping it simple by making a frittata on Sunday that will serve as dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday: Frittata Wednesday: Broccoli Lemon Pasta Thursday: Veggie burgers + roasted brussel…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/12

I’m checking in quickly today with our weekly meal plan for next week. We have a family wedding this weekend, so Mike did the shopping on Thursday – so we put this together hastily, thus the simplicity of it. Monday: Turkey, veggie, pasta bake Tuesday: Chicken sausage and sweet potato fries –> this is our usual Friday…

Dinners we love that baby does, too

Even though Vera is still just a baby, I really want to set the tone for family dinners early. That’s part of the reason I strive to cook meals we can all enjoy. The other reason, of course, is simplicity! I 100% realize it’s only a matter of time before my almost one-year-old kid actively…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 6/5

I’m checking in briefly today with our weeknight menu for next week. This quote felt appropriate (source) because, to be honest, I’m in a little bit of a meal-planning rut. To find kitchen inspiration, I am breaking my “no new recipes on a weeknight” not once but TWICE this week. Things are getting craaaaazy around…