September 16, 2019

Menu Monday 9•16•19

Is it just me or is this month in a rush?  I don't mind, I just cant believe that it is already half way to October.  I should probably really get to getting my life back on track.  My menus are pretty much the only thing planned each week.  Id like to think we are still getting used to our back to school life and that is why things have been so hectic.  Yeah, I know we are going on week 4 but, I'm going to go with that!

Speaking of menu, this weeks menu is up and ready to go.  Nothing super fun.  I am trying another lettuce wrap recipe.  I'm on the search for one that the guys love.  So far they have like them all but I haven't found one they all love.  Anyone who knows me, knows I hate wasting food and the last few weeks we have tossed out leftovers like crazy.  My goal for this week is zero waste.  Whats cooked will get eaten!  And I love that all these dinners can be pretty much done by the time we go to pick up the little kids from school.  Here is this weeks menu...

September 9, 2019

Menu Monday: 9•9•19

OK you guys.  I'm sitting here, trying to make sure I am ready for a new week.  Because more than anything (ok not anything) I want this week to go by quick and painless.  Last week was a short week and felt like the longest week ever.  I was far to happy for that Friday to roll around.

Menu Monday

Over the summer I cut back on one of my medications and was doing ok with that, but now with school back in session its time I really get things back on track.  The bad news is that first few days back on are always the hardest, but I have water and Gatorade plus my stock of shakes and protein bars so I should be ok.  But fair warning, I'm probably going to whine about it at some point.  The good news is that I know this so I have been able to prepare myself the best I can for the week.  Starting with this super easy menu. 

Chicken Tetrazinni

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Rice and Corn

Chicken Patties

Carne Guisada

Menu Plan Monday

So, can we say comfort food?  Not going to lie, I had the hardest time coming up with dinner ideas I totally picked them at random just trying to get my order in before my time ran out for free delivery.  Yes, I had my groceries delivered again.  But I mean, its just SO much easier!  And Im all about that!  All I know is that I was craving some tetrazinni, or "white spaghetti" as the boys call it.  So that happened.  And I figured I would need the heavy meal to pick me up again after day one back on my meds. 

If you are wondering what medication Im talking about.  Lets just say it pretty much gives me the stomach flu so that my body rids itself of everything before any toxins that my liver cant filter don't reach my brain.  Its a hard drink to swallow knowing what comes next but aside from some crazy dehydration and exhaustion, my brain really does get so much clearer when I take it.  Sounds like fun right?  So much fun!

I have been a little MIA online.  Between getting back into the swing of things and chasing the puppies around all day, I haven't had much time other than to throw out a few Instagram stories and posts here and there.  Im hoping with my head on straight I will be able to get back in the game. Fingers crossed.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  And even more I hope you all have an amazing Monday and that the week takes it easy on you! 

September 6, 2019

Whats Up, Weekend? 9•6•19

So... hello Friday!?  I have never needed a Friday like I needed today.  Ok maybe I have but Im feeling a little extra today.  Im exhausted and and just really excited for the weekend.  I live in a house with a tween, a teenager and two 14 week old great dane puppies.  Life has been all sorts of interesting lately.

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week.

September 2, 2019

Menu Monday: 9•2•19

OK September, where did you even come from?  Kidding!  I have been waiting for you and I am praying you brought some cooler weather with you!  Did you?  You guys!  Im dying in this heat and this has never happened before.  I grew up in the sun, I thrive on the sun, but lately the heat just zaps all my energy out of me.  The other day I went to bed at 5pm.  Woke up for two hours at 9 then went back to bed till 6am.  Thats more sleep than I usually get in a week!

You know what else I have been getting a lot of?  Food.  I haven't eaten this much solid food in forever.  August was a bust.  I mean the food was all good, but my body is kind of in food shock.  Im putting in an order for my protein and nutrition powders and and going to get back on track.  My lab work was all sorts of shady and I know exactly why.  Still cooking, just eating less.  The menu plan goes on!  And here is what made the cut this week!

August 26, 2019

Menu Monday 8•26•19

Happy Monday and first day of school!  I don't think I have ever been this nervous on a first day of school.  And I'm not even the one going!  The boys are just as nervous but I am hoping they settle in and have a great day!  I can't wait to hear all about it.

So for now, Im just going to be excited about getting back into a routine and actually getting things done.  Last night was a late night for me.  Making sure everything was ready to go for them, but I can always nap later.  My menu is ready to go so at least theres that!  Heres this weeks line up...

August 23, 2019

What's Up, Weekend? 8•23•19

Happy Friday Everyone.  This is it!  Summer break is over!  I'm sad and excited all in one.  Sad because I love having the boys home, yes, I know I'm weird, but I do.  And I after all the adventure last summer this year was just blah.  And it was so hot so we spent most of the days inside with the fans on and the shades closed.  That's saying a lot because we usually love the Summers.  This one was brutal

There is nothing we can do about it now.  So we will make the best of today and enjoy one last weekend before we are back to the grind in our biggest year yet!  Last year of elementary and first year of high school! Lord help me!

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week.