Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Prep & Menu Plan Monday - Week of July 19th-26th, 2015

So I did all of my shopping yesterday and I have a fridge, pantry and cupboard full of healthy choices for the upcoming week!  Here's the eating plan:

Either boiled eggs and Greek Yogurt or "hash" - eggs, turkey ham and Simply potatoes with added spinach, peppers, onion, mushrooms with a serving of fruit.

Lunches: Cannellini bean soup made with turkey ham, carrots celery and onion with a side of extra veggies and/or fruit.  Leftovers.

Sunday:  Grilled chicken w/ avocado, Southwest Bulgur and watermelon.
(Southwest Bulgur is similar to THIS )

Monday:  Tilapia, brown rice and green beans

Tuesday:  (Late work night) Kids will have frozen pizza and green salad - I will throw together something healthy for myself when I get home

Wednesday: Kids and I have dinner at my Mom's house with my sisters, nephew and Dad

Thursday: Goulash using whole wheat penne lots of veggies and lean ground beef, side of green veggies

Friday:  Chicken and lotsa veggie stir fry over brown rice

Saturday:  Kids and I have dinner at my Mom's house with my sisters, nephew and Dad again


  • Boiling eggs 
  • Pre-packaging fruit and veggies in single servings
  • Making and dividing up breakfast hash
  • Putting bean soup into the Crockpot then dividing once cool
  • Pre-chopping veggies to throw into meals later in the week
  • Pre-grill a ton of chicken 
  • Cook ahead ground beef and veggies for goulash 
I think that's about it!  I truly need to get back into a healthy lifestyle NOW.  No more "tomorrow"!  

I am linking up with Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie!  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday for July 13th, 2015

The weather outside is::::
Upper 70s but very humid today.  Humidity is NOT my friend! 

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
I didn't have breakfast this morning :(  

As I look outside my window:::
I live in a typical working-class neighborhood.  Small-ish houses with hard-working families inside.  My block has a lot of kids on it, which I like! 

Right now I am::::
Taking a break from cleaning.  Laundry is going, dishes are soaking in the sink.  Jennah is vacuuming.  

As I look around the house::::
I always see things that need to be done!  I'll be moving out of this house at the end of February.  I really do love this little house, but we need something bigger.  I wish the attic was a bedroom and we'd be set! 

TO DO::::
Friend's son's graduation party
Finish all laundry
General picking up and cleaning
Make some bulgur for lunch tomorrow (with leftover lemon pepper turkey)
Work on my novel
Dr. appt tomorrow morning - getting a shot for my sciatic :/  Hope it works! 
Lesson Plan 

Currently reading::::
I am reading a few books.  
Still slow-reading The Poisonwood Bible (I "slow-read" one novel, savoring my favorites) 
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado 

Voyage by Elisa Barr
Atlantis Gene by A. G. Riddle 

On the TV today::::
I'm watching:
Now binge-watching "Lie to Me" - and loving it!  Into the 3rd (last) season though.  Not sure what will be next. 

On the menu this week::::
Sunday: Tonight it's Italian sausage and Greek orzo salad 
Monday:  Spaghetti with meatballs and green salad 
Tuesday:  BBQ chicken with rice and green beans 
Wednsday:  Lemon pepper tilapia with roasted root vegetables and salad
Thursday: Easy chicken burritos with avocado, chips and salsa 

FridaySkinny Taste's oven fried breaded pork chops  with bulgur pilaf and corn on the cob

Saturday: Mom's house for dinner

Lunches:  The girls will have sandwiches and/or soup, leftovers.  I'll be bringing either leftovers, salad with grilled chicken or flat-out wrap sandwich with fruit and yogurt. 

Favorite blog posts or pins from this week:::

Currently Working On Or Creating: 
Plugging away at research for my novel.  It's a strange process - I'm always thinking about my characters and plot lines, etc.  It feels good to be creative.  

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::