Thursday, December 21, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

2 trips to Costco - what am I, made of money???

 november 27

coffee, chicken, frozen mango, granola bars x 2, lettuce, chips x2, beef jerky x 2, hazelnut latte, raspberries, tomatos, sausage, kitchen towels, 2 books for christmas gifts, hot chocolate, crab meat, mayo, socks, stew meat, tuxedo cake for a birthday, pears, batteries


 december 2

a toy, oatmeal, peanut butter and hot chocolate for a christmas hamper donation, raisin buns, plums, cheese x 2, pita bread, tortilla chips, eggs, breakfast burritos, pickles, naan, a book for ME, some clothes for gifts


Monday, December 11, 2023

book club 49 - the final girl support group by grady hendrix


 Dying isn't the important thing.  It's nothing more than the punctuation mark at the end of your life.  It's everything that came before that matters.  Punctuation marks, most people skip right over them.  They don't even have a sound. 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

menu planning

 i cooked all of last weeks meals in one form or other.  the meatballs were excellent, if a little sour cream heavy.  i forgot to make the meatloaf and put it in the crock pot, so the mister just made a turkey meatloaf and cooked it in the oven.  i had no panko, so the shrimp were breaded in crushed cornflakes with the sauce on the side.  the pork tenderloin i went with a combo sort of recipe from both recipes.

everything was good.

here's what i found for this week - 

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Squares

Monday, December 04, 2023

a quick note

 That this coffee from Costco is really really good.  Like really really.

Sunday, December 03, 2023

menu planning - this week and last weeks honey garlic chicken

 lets menu plan!  i'm doing this from my cozy chair in the living room this morning.  everyone is still asleep.  it's dark and quiet in here.  laundry and cleaning and cooking looms ahead of me for the day but we'll ignore it right now and just relax for a bit.  and since my phone is on the charger and i can't scroll tik tok, and i have no lights on so i can't read, that means menu planning.

last week we had a birthday celebration one night (Red Robin burgers) and a quick dinner of ham and eggs before we went to see the Shrek musical (amazing!!!), and made a crock pot pulled pork that will do double duty as sandwiches that night AND feature in tonights Sunday dinner, and a very very good honey garlic chicken that i added grated sweet potato and spinach to which was truly excellent.

So here's what i'm thinking for this week - 

Swedish meatballs - god I miss Ikea

Slow cooker meatloaf 

Bang Bang Shrimp - or sub out chicken, but I think we have some shrimp in the freezer

Pork tenderloin - probably either this one or this one, depending what I have in the pantry.

Happy Sunday.  Don't forget to drink your water.


Saturday, December 02, 2023

30 day challenge - challenge 1 - drink more water

 because i am just as good at charging headfirst into a new idea as i am at abandoning it quickly, i have decided to incorporate 30 day challenges into my life.

i am truly hoping that this is something that sticks, this life could definitely use a turnaround about now.

so our first challenge is a super basic one, but one that has become more difficult for me over the past while, drinking water.  i used to be pretty good at it, but a switch has flipped and i struggle to drink fluids of any kind, including water.  i know i am dehydrated and i know this is not good, so lets change it.

so the challenge is, drink a minimum of 8 glasses of WATER a day, not any old fluid (hello iced coffee and ice tea) but water.  

coincidentally i am going to try to start using a planner today, and it happens to have a daily water tracker, and i already have a water app on my phone (that i ignore).

so who's with me???  let's do this thing.