Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

jan. 19 meal planning

Meal planning keeps me sane. I make it my goal to only step foot in the grocery store once a week. In order to succeed in that goal, I meal plan, so there are no spontaneous trips to the store for a missing ingredient. So, here's what this week looked like for me:

BLT's & Homemade Fries
- Bacon
- Lettuce
- Tomato
- Potatoes

Tilapia Picatta
- Tilapia filets
- Capers
-Angel hair noodles
-Lemon juice

Tuna Melts & Mac n' cheese*
- Tuna
- Sandwich thins
- Small shell noodles
- Cheese

Spicy Shrimp & Vegetable Lo Mein
- Shrimp
- Spicy Asain sauce
- Stirfry veggies
-Angel Hair pasta
- ginger
- Soy sauce

Sloppy Joes & Cabbage-apple slaw
- Lean ground beef
- cabbage
- apples
- apple cider vinegar
- buns

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup & Crusty bread
- Chicken stock
- Chicken
- Whole wheat egg noodles
- Carrots
- Celery
- Crusty bread

- Grilled Chicken
- Green peppers
- Fajita Seasoning
- Shells

Don't laugh at us because we still eat sloppy joes and macaroni and cheese. Yes, we're both 25. Don't judge. I also have a goal of trying to spend only $50 a week on groceries. I do this by using coupons, buying more or in bulk when stuff is on sale and also by seeing what I already have and making a meal using those ingredients.

So, do you meal plan? What are you tips? If you ever want a recipe, just ask! Feel free to send me some of your faves as well!

*If I'm completely honest, sometimes I just make Kraft Mac N' Cheese. I can't help it, it's delicious and nostalgic, a comfort food, if you will.

Monday, January 10, 2011


meet baxter. he is our newly adopted, 3-yr. old border terrier mix. he is such a sweet boy. we adopted him from the campbell county humane society. his owner was moving away and could not bring him along, so we scooped him up. and now we cannot imagine life without him. we almost trip over him daily because he just wants to be where we are. his love his evident.

here he is looking rather awkward on his first day home.