Weekly Meal Plan {3/29}

Happy Sunday to you all! If you’re checking in today, then you probably noticed things are looking just slightly different around here. We’ve made a few updates, but for the most part, your reading experience shouldn’t be too much different. I’ll dive in to things a little more tomorrow, but for now, I’d love to hear any feedback you might have. Something looking funky? Something you’re liking? Let me know! You guys are the ones who come and read (thank you!!!) so I want to make sure your viewing experience is a positive one.

That said…it is Sunday and all, so let’s get to checking out last week’s meals. We had some good ones, for sure, and I was SO happy to be back to feeling more organized.

Sunday: Dinner out with family after my 2 Nana’s wake

Monday: Turkey bacon paninis with french fries

turkey BLT

It had been a long time since we last had a panini and it was soooo. good.


Tuesday: Chili with cornbread

chili with cornbread

We have a couple of leftover containers of chili in our freezer, so I just thawed one overnight, reheated, and cooked up a quick batch of cornbread (to make it even simpler, I used a box mix from Krusteaz).

Wednesday: Fiesta Bowl with Mexican Rice


I got the idea for this recipe after seeing one just like it on the Trader Joe’s website. I made the Mexican Rice exactly as listed, and it is seriously some delicious stuff. It makes a HUGE batch, too, so you get lots of leftovers. I then just cooked some ground sirolin with taco seasoning, heated a bag of frozen corn (we were going simple here), mashed an avocado with some garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, and tossed in some Mexican shredded cheese. I meant to do black beans too, but I forgot ‘em.

Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs

spaghetti and meatballs

When we first made this recipe a few weeks ago, it made enough to freeze two more meals worth (each meal about 2-3 servings) so I grabbed one out of the freezer and reheated. SUPER easy! My original plan was to serve mine over some zoodles, but apparently my zucchini was too big to fit in the spiralizer and it wasn’t working…? Then I tried cutting it in half and that just did me in. Ah well…there’s nothing wrong with regular pasta either. Winking smile

Friday: Pizza!

Saturday: TBD for now…BUT, if you’re in need of some ideas, here are a few favorites from the archives to try out!

So let’s hear it – what’s on the menu this week?

Fun Facts Friday {3/27}


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Double Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes


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Loving This Ice Cream


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March Stitch Fix Review

March 2015 Stitch Fix

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Lightening Up a Somber Weekend

eggs and bacon breakfast

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Weekly Meal Plan {3/22}

grilled chicken salad takeout

You guys will quickly be able to see just how unprepared we were this week on the meal planning front. But hey, it happens to all of us…right? We ate out quite a bit more than we typically like to, but everything we had was delicious so I can’t really complain too much. Good news…

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Fun Facts Friday {3/20}

stitch fix box

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Only Two and a Half Months Late {Anniversary Celebration}


You want to know what’s really awkward? Walking in to an appliance store, having about 20 people staring at you, and finding out that they’re having some sort of “designers meeting.” But you want to know what makes it equally as fun? Having one of the reps at the store understand the awkwardness and take…

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