Weekly Meal Plan {4/19}

Who’s got their meal plan ready for the coming week??

Unfortunately, I have nothing planned yet, so I’m hoping to hit up Pinterest and my recipe binder for some inspiration this morning. I always feel so much better when I have a plan (or at least, somewhat of a plan!). As always, here’s a look at our meals from last week…we had some delicious ones, too!

Sunday: BLAT’s with sweet potato fries

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Monday: Lemon and Black Pepper Shrimp with Fresh Linguine di Cavolo & Fava Leaves (recipe HERE)

Lemon and Black Pepper Shrimp with Fresh Linguine di Cavolo & Fava Leaves

This was our first Blue Apron meal of the week (I mentioned this previously, but while I am working with Blue Apron this year, Jay and I purchased this week of meals on our own!) and it certainly did not disappoint. The lemon pepper seasoning was light and flavorful, and I loved the way it all tied in with the shrimp and kale.

Lemon and Black Pepper Shrimp with Fresh Linguine di Cavolo & Fava Leaves

Four thumbs up over here on this meal.

Tuesday: Pan-Seared Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes (recipe HERE)

Pan-Seared Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

You guys already know how I felt about this meal. Oh. My. Goodness.

Pan-Seared Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Wednesday: Creamy Herb and Garlic Pasta with peas, carrots, and chicken sausage

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You can see more details on this meal from this post earlier in the week!

creamy pasta and chicken sausage

Thursday: Spiced Turkey Meatball Pitas with Sugar Snap Pea & Bibb Lettuce Salad (recipe HERE)

Spiced Turkey Meatball Pitas with Sugar Snap Pea & Bibb Lettuce Salad

This was our last Blue Apron meal of the week and I was in such a rush to sit down and eat this meal (hello, starving) that I really wasn’t too concerned about how it looked. The flavors in everything – the salad, the meatballs, and even the yogurt sauce – all tied in so well together. I felt like maybe the pitas were a little big for the meatballs, but other than that I loved it, and I definitely think it’s something we could easily recreate at home again.

Spiced Turkey Meatball Pitas with Sugar Snap Pea & Bibb Lettuce Salad

Friday: Pizza with peppers and onions (x2) plus a blueberry beer at my parents’ house.

pizza and beer

Jay needed a haircut that evening, so we all headed over after work to hang out for a bit and have some pizza for dinner. It was deeeee-lish.

Saturday: Out to dinner!

If you have any recommendations, as always, feel free to share ‘em! Happy Sunday, everyone <3

Weekly Reads and Fun Finds

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I’m comin’ atcha on a Saturday…who knew?! This is actually something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. We’ll see whether or not it will become a regular thing (I’m sure a lot of it will depend on how much spare time I have to…

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Fun Facts Friday {4/17}

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1. I restocked my snack drawer a bit at work this week and things are looking muuuuch better. Can never have too much peanut butter! 2. I’ve got plans to meet up with some of my girlfriends for brunch on Saturday and I’m super pumped about it. One, because it’s been forever since we’ve gotten…

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Why I Love Rest Days

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Yesterday was a rest day on the workout front and there are two main reasons I love rest days: 1) I get at least 45-60 minutes extra sleep in the morning, and 2) I get to skip a day washing my hair. Even if that means that it usually still winds up looking a little…

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All Gain, No Pain

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Champion via Mode Media for a portion of this post.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Champion. I know I already raved about this weekend’s weather to you all yesterday, but the great weather continues and, I…

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Sentence Per Picture Weekend

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It’s amazing what a little nice weather will do for the soul. That, combined with some good fun with friends and delicious food, makes for one heck of a weekend. As I’m sitting down to type this on Sunday evening…and this is probably one of the first times I’ve really sat all day…I’m feeling pretty…

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Weekly Meal Plan {4/12}

Italian Pizza Bake + green beans and carrots

Happy Sunday to you all! You know what today is…meal planning day! Everyone ready to figure out their own menus for the week? We’ve got ours set, but in case you’re in need of some ideas, here’s a look at what we had this past week. Sunday: Easter dinner Monday: Italian Pizza Bake + green…

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Fun Facts Friday {4/10}

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1. I loved reading some of the things that you guys are also horrible at earlier this week. I realized after the fact that I most definitely should have added painting to that list. I really just have no patience for it, and I winding up rushing through each wall, thinking that it’s fully covered…only…

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