Monday, February 21, 2011

Goals, Dinner Menu and Pictures

I would like to thank all of the people that read and commented on my last post. I was touched by all the comments and I think many tears were shared all around. 
I never wished for this blog to be complete fluff, but I didn't want to be a controversial blogger either. First, I don't consider myself an expert in any arena.  Second, I don't see the world in black and white, but rather in shades of grey. As such, it is easy for me to see many different points of view, even if I don't necessarily agree with you.  I really enjoy posting articles about recipes and kitties but I hope to sprinkle in a few thought provoking ones along side them.  
One of the reasons I started this blog was on the advice of a friend who suggested I blog my weight loss goals, and journey.  During the last couple of years I've learned that making weekly menu's has really helped keep me on track shopping and eating.  I struggle with this, as I do with anything that really involves planning, but at the same time really did enjoy it.  I hope to start posting weekly menu's along with follow up.  I have a goal to try one new recipe a week, and hopefully will review them after I make them.  This week is a perfect time to do this since...we finally unpacked my cookbooks! I'm sooooooooooooo excited to finally have bookcases. My husband and I have never had room for all of our books, and we are both really looking forward to being able to display, organized and use them.  We started with three "Billy" bookcases from ikea, and most likely will need another 2-3.  Our goal is to have turn the front room into a library.
Back to cooking...this is this week's menu copied from my google doc that I made and shared with my hubby


Dinner: pasta with ground turkey and sauce

Dinner: Roni’s Chicken with mango, Sugar snap peas, and carrots

Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the KitchenThursday
Dinner:(hubby make) Stew with Barley, beef and veg (potatoes?)
Dinner: steak and broccoli stirfry from Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen (I got this book for Christmas and haven't been terribly impressed with the recipes thus far, but I'm willing to try another)

I plan on giving the husband leftovers for lunch, along with bell peppers, and a fruit of some kind. For my breakfasts, I have been eating oatmeal. While I'm not the biggest fan of the packets, since they aren't nutritionally the best, at least I eat them. I'm buying some Clementines this week to snack on as well. I hope we can turn them into some light Orange Julius's as well! I'll post a recipe later this week on that as well, as soon as the hubby perfects his recipe.
Here are some pictures to entertain you :)
Dinner--Yum! Homemade cheese pizza with some ground flax and whole wheat flour. The crust looks funny cause umm...I nibbled

As soon as the bookcases went up, I filled them!

Loads of empty boxes that housed our books for far too long, and a curious kitty
Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm jealous of your bookcases. I'm just putting that out there. :/

  2. hahahaha! Ikea baby! You should be more jealous that my husband put them together just so he could watch me put books in them.

  3. The bookcases look great! It must be so nice to have the books out of the moving boxes. I look forward to seeing your progress with your weight goals. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Isn't it obscene how much space stuff packed in boxes takes up? I'm sure you were very glad to have all that out of the way and onto lovely shelves!

    I'm also one who plans menus for the week in an effort to not have that late-afternoon moment of horror when you realize you have "nothing to make" yet the fridge is full.


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