Friday, February 16, 2024

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

grocery shop February 3



soup x 4, water enhancer drops x 2, peanut butter, ranch, chips, ham, corn tortillas, lime, guacamole, chicken, hot dogs, more soup, buns x 2, onions fruit snacks, olives, refried beans, tp


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Sunday, February 11, 2024

this and that and 30 day challenge 2

 January and February are not only speeding by but are also kicking my butt.  I've returned to working in the office part time and having to get up and attempt to look presentable, get out of the house and be gone all day AND be around <shudder> people all day, THEN go home and make dinner and get ready to do it all over again is.... a lot.

I'm tired, stressed, sad..... lots of stuff.  And lots of stuff has had to fall to the side - like meal planning and trying to be healthy and doing anything after 8 at night.

We've ordered Hello Fresh boxes for the past 3 weeks to get through the weeks but this week coming up we bravely decided to plan our own meals but have been ignoring the actual planning so far.  Last week I made the chicken and spinach curry above and we ate the whole thing and raved about it.

Don't ask for the recipe though.

I can share the recipe for the most delicious garlic soup I made last weekend.  I've been very drawn to brothy soups lately.  It's all I want.  


Another thing that is all I want is this pico de gallo from Costco.  SO spicy and SO good.  We are going through these quickly because of me.

You may recall that Decembers 30 day challenge was to drink more water.  It's going...not great.  But I'm trying.  I feel like this all the time

And I will keep trying.

January's 30 day challenge was journaling.    I'm dong a combo of journaling and habit tracking.  It was going pretty good until I went back to work and now it's just another thing I'm not doing consistently.  But again - trying.

When February arrived it did not even occur to me to think of picking a new challenge.  Maybe next month.

Lastly, I'm sad to share that the book club I joined has disbanded already.  I am pretty bummed because I really was enjoying it, but it was not meant to be I guess.  But the book club for 1 keeps rolling on.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Sunday, February 04, 2024

grocery shop - costco january 31


toboggan, mexican corn salad, pico de gallo, cinnamon cake and muffin mix, chicken sauce, greek yogurt, tomatos, cheesecake, strawberries, 2 pk beef roast, pineapple, a  book for me, croissants, battery holder, watermelon


Saturday, January 27, 2024

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

grocery shop- january 21


the photo is from costco, but the shopping was done at fresh st.  just go with it.

cheesy crackers, frozen pizza, mr noodle x 2, apple juice, ginger ale x 2, bread x 2, pepsi zero, half and half, milk, oranges, spinach, salad kit, celery, peanut butter brownies, pizza bagel, sushi x2


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Saturday, January 20, 2024

some stuff we've made so far this year

 first off, the best thing I've made so far this year is this.


Creamy Cajun Chicken soup was AMAZING.  SO good and so easy.  A soup I could eat every day.

Another big winner was the Traditional Lancashire Hot Pot, that we made with beef instead of lamb. 

We made our first batch of wellness shots, Citrus Ginger Immunity Shots

My first  bummer of the year was a cottage cheese chia seed fruit breakfast bowl I made.  It might have been the sweetener I used, or the fruit, but something wasn't ok.

Another good soup this soup season was Cauliflower Cheese Soup.  It was delicious on its own, but when I stirred some cajun seasoning into my lunch leftovers - BAM!


Best dessert so far - this super easy chocolate mousse.  Delish.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

2023 book club review


in 2023 i read 57 books.

fiction 45

non fiction 9

memoirs 2

audiobook 1

2022 - 42 books

2021 - 55 books

2020 - 41 books 

2019 - 51 books 

48 books in 2018

41 books in 2017

26 books in 2016


Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Monday, January 08, 2024

Saturday, January 06, 2024

last costco trip of 2023 - december 18


veggie tray, perogies, cheerios, goldfish crackers, maple syrup, cheddar, butter x 2, pico de gallo, dark chocolate and nut bites, antipasto, popcorn, chips x 2, meat tray, croissants


Friday, January 05, 2024