Who wishes they didn’t have to think of what to make for dinner every night? Me too. I started doing the Fresh 20 program I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This is a program where you buy 20 ingredients and with their recipes you make five meals. It’s been nice – when I have the organization to get it done. Life gets in the way sometimes – this week in particular.
Failure is not an option
“When you remember to love you, and take care of you first, everything else tends to fall into place.” ~ Mandy Hale
Today was the first day back on plan. Why do I feel like I’ve done this two-hundred times? Oh…because I have? Sure. Alright.
If Summer ever comes
I’ve loved lettuce wraps since the first time I had them at P.F. Changs years ago. I’ve looked for the recipe a number of times but I’ve never done the calorie breakdown and taken the time to make them. It doesn’t take much time at all. I didn’t know what I would serve them with and I let that be a roadblock for awhile.
A new frontier
You know how I love my soup! There are times I want to make them homemade – do all the chopping and measuring myself. But, sometimes I want spend my time doing other things like reading or writing, cleaning, or just hanging out with the family. That’s when Frontier Soups come in handy.
Does anything say ‘love’ like biscuits & gravy?
Kids make you get out of your comfort zone in so many ways – they make you experience life more. Admittedly, this is a pretty insignificant example of this but it’s an example just the same! Last week-end Alex wanted biscuits and gravy for breakfast. After he suggested it, I wanted it too. I haven’t had good biscuits and gravy for years. I tried once last year and it turned out to be a salty mess.
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The gift of time
If you’re anything like me, you’re in overdrive most of the time. There is always too much to do. There is always too little time.
Most of the time, I can’t fit a work-out in before I go to work. I love the days when I can, but most of the time it just doesn’t fit; unless I get up at 5:00 am and I don’t see that happening. I work daytime hours, usually getting home by five or five-thirty with just enough time to make dinner…sometimes a bit early and I can work-out quick before dinner. Otherwise, it’s after dinner or even after Allison is in bed. Painful!
I’ve been thinking about making these cookies for the last few days until, in my mind, I sounded like Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster (COOKIE!!!!!). So, I had to make them and get it over with. As with so many other things, the idea was so much better than the reality.
Aunt connie’s lemon drop bars
My Aunt Connie sent me the recipe for these gluten-free Lemon Bars I haven’t had lemon bars for years and Rich loves them. I altered them a little because I found Pamela’s Bread Mix and Flour Blend, so I didn’t use the flour blend in the recipe.
I’ve always enjoyed baked potatoes. Now, I don’t just have your standard baked potato, though – I make a meal out of it! This is a perfect meatless meal (if you take off the bacon). It’s so versatile – you can add just about anything to this. I’m not including nutrition facts because there are so many things you could add and there may be some things you want to take off of mine. Be creative! When I make these, I will make a couple of extras to take to work during the week. I would so much rather take something like this than something prepackaged or canned.
The lies we tell ourselves
- “This is a blueberry Poptart. It’s a fruit.”
- “I don’t have time to keep track of the food I eat.”
- “I don’t know how to eat healthy.”
- “I’ll start my diet tomorrow.”
- “I have a slow metabolism.”
Would you trust a friend who lied to you?