Monday, August 18, 2014

Menu Plan: Week of 8/18

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Did anything fun? Next week my baby will be starting middle school. It feels as if we are so off schedule with everything during the summer months. It definitely feels as if we have more structure during the school year. As I prep for next week. I know my meals will probably be a little off this week.

Anywho… what’s on the menu this week?

Monday: Shrimp Ceviche

Tuesday:  Fried Cheese Ravioli’s

Wednesday: Baked Mac & Cheese

Thursday: Hummus and Fried Jacks

Friday: Shrimp Grilled cheese

Saturday: TBD

Sunday: Jasmine rice with Veggies

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Friday, August 15, 2014

My Trip to IKEA #DIY

I’m not sure if I mentioned this. However, the closest Ikea is close to an hour away from me (with no traffic).Usually when I pass by to go to NY or surrounding towns. It’s usually during the time I’m not driving the van or I’m unable to stop. Well, yesterday I was determined to stop, and I told the Mr. that I would be stopping, LOL (I wanted to warn him) I had my catalog circled with the items I had interest in. My walking shoes, comfortable clothing (hey the store is HUGE, you have to prepare)

By the time I went through the first floor. I was ready to remodel my entire house. I tried my best to snap a couple of pictures of displays that caught my eye.

It’s amazing how a couple of details can turn your drab living space into a fab living space.
So of course as soon as I came home I was in design mode. I purchased two rugs, in hopes to redecorate our front porch. I actually front runner mates that I tuned into rugs buy connecting them. I will try to show pictures.  I also found these super cute white lanterns to brighten up the space as well.
PS: I love multi-functional pieces. The picture above is a daybed that can be used as a sofa, bed or two twin size beds.

Anywho, any new DIY projects going on? Is Ikea close to your home?

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Menu Plan Monday-Week of 8/10

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I sure did J we had a surprise party for the Mister over the weekend. (Details coming soon) Also, last week I decided to try this yummy yellow rice recipe for the family. (I made fried chicken) Usually, I try to avoid running to the store when I see a recipe that excites me. However, I’ve been searching for a yellow rice recipe which feels like forever. Let’s say this recipe was a big hit in my home. J

Anywho… what’s on your menu this week?

Monday: SUSHI (I finally found SUSHI Rice)

Tuesday:  Open Sandwich

Wednesday: Spaghetti with sausage 

Thursday: Yellow Rice

Friday: TBD

Saturday: TBD

Sunday: Arroz con Camarones Miami-Shrimp Rice Miami 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

This week has been bitter sweet with temps feeling more like late fall...

I plan on catching up on the blogger world. I may also create a content calendar. (ok, don't pass out, I know I'm probably one of the only blogger without one). On another note, My Michael started football this week which he is super excited about.  

My container vegatable garden has been doing great. I plan on doing a update post soon.

Did I mention that this year he will be entering middle school? Where did time go?

( this picture was taken when he was six)

Anywho, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Any plans this weekend?

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Menu Plan Monday-Week of 8/4

Happy Monday!

Since I'm primarily cooking for myself. It's really hard not to cook in large portions, when I'm so use to it. So, I usually have a good amount of leftovers. I try eating them for lunch, which usually doesn't happen because I'm on the go or in my zone working. So, I plan on cutting down my portion sizes as much as I can when cooking. I'm also very excited because I have fresh organic veggies coming in. YAY. I will defiantly keep you guys updated...

Anywho… what’s on your menu this week?

Monday: Open Sandwich ( I have some fresh cherry tomatoes that I can't wait to use)

Tuesday:  Veggie Gyro 

Wednesday: Spaghetti with sausage 

Thursday: Baked Cheese Ravioli's

Friday: Veggie Patti 

Saturday: Sausage (semi vegan) Grinder 

Sunday: Vegetarian Chimichangas

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Week of 7/28/14 Meal Plan

Happy Monday!

So last week was an epic fail with menu planning. Looking back, I either didn't eat dinner, I was still full from lunch or ate something else. So this week, I will be giving last week’s menu plan another try. If you haven’t noticed I’m a pasta, bread, rice kind of girl. Yes, I know those foods are horrible for me. However, I came across a recipe for Doubles. Seeing how I love bread. I knew this recipe would become close to my heart. I still have leftovers from last week so I plan on making it again today. (Everything that is in BOLD is from last week.)

Anywho… what’s on the menu this week?

Monday: Doubles (Trinidad and Tobago Dish)

Tuesday:  Open Sandwich 

Wednesday: Vegetarian Chimichangas 

Thursday: Veggie Gyro

Friday: TBD

Saturday: Sausage (semi vegan) Grinder 

Sunday: Baked Cheese Ravioli's 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lemon Pound Cake

This is the perfect summer time treat! I had the taste for something sweet. I did not want to go to the store and spend a bunch of money on ingredients. I looked up this recipe and realized I had pretty much had everything on hand. The texture was similar to a loaf cake more than a pound cake. However, this recipe was delicious. I love how super easy this recipe was, and I look forward to making it again (maybe even with a different topping.)


Strawberry Sauce

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