What's Cooking - Meal Plan Week 1

I have a superpower.

Okay, let's be real it's about the lamest superpower in the world.

I am really really great at planning our weekly menus.


There is just something I enjoy about planning for a new week. Maybe its the possibilities of the blank pages in my menu notebook. Maybe its the joy of spending all of my money buying fresh veggies and meats to cook with.  Or maybe its the love I have of searching through the thousands of recipes on pinterest.

Frankly this superpower is getting more lame by the second, I should stop.

But for real, I manage to plan a weekly menu for three people, go to the grocery store only once a week, avoid the ridiculous cost of eating out, keep it healthy and prepare meals in a time frame allotted to someone who battles an hour commute home after teaching middle schoolers.

So if that isn't a superpower I don't know what is.

Bon Appetit!

Monday:  20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan - we decided to sub the zoodles and use spaghetti squash noodles. 

Tuesday:  Fried Rice - add whatever type of protein you have on hand, or don't your call. Chicken is cheap and we buy it in bulk so chicken it is.

Wednesday: Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing - add whatever type of protein you have on hand - we are mixing it up with sausage.

Thursday: Easy Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos - our treat.

Friday:  Anything You Have Coconut Curry Soup - great way to clean out the remaining veggies and proteins from the week.

Lunch:  Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Salad - and you guessed it add chicken.

Hands down my favorite chicken recipe that I repeat at least three to four times a week is from Gimme Some Oven.

Hopefully you find our menu helpful, inspiration or maybe deep down you are just a little jealous of my superpower.

Linking up with Carlee, Jenna and Molly. 

Currently January 2016

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone welcomed in 2016 with the people they loved and that 2016 proves to be an amazing year. There is something about fresh starts that excite me way more than they should. I have already whipped out the new planner, mixed up a new blog design and have tons of fun recipes, quotes and plans for 2016. #goodintentionsandall

Listening:  Hockey and football have been on the television since we crawled out of bed at the crack of eleven. I puffy heart vacations, cozy beds and not being hungover...it's the little things.

Loving:  This winter break has been different, going in I knew that I needed some time to get my head right to be able to go back to school and finish the year. Because of that I kept my social calendar very light and stayed close to the house and focused on me time. And I think my little plan worked, I am not dreading going back to work...talk to me on Sunday night.

Thinking:  Since we moved in our house we have brainstormed about a million house projects we would like to do and with the start of the new year projects are on my mind. Although after spending some time researching garage paint, organizers and costs I am thinking we will need to win the lotto to complete anything...dreams.

Wanting:  I saw this posted on Instagram this morning and haven't been able to get it out of my head, whatever this year holds its going to be my year.

Needing:  Sunshine. I am a weirdo who loves the cold weather but the no sunshine thing has got to end. Pronto. Basically without teaching my fitbit is mocking me at my laziness and I can only climb the stairs in the house so many times before everything things I have gone stir crazy. So if the sun would just peak out a bit so I could walk around the neighborhood or to the park I would appreciate it. M' kay, thanks.

One Little Word:  Fierce. Goes back to my whole kicking 2016's butt. Whatever I do this year I want to do with intensity, purpose and just be plain fierce.

Linking up with Farley.