Monday, October 21, 2013

My Menu Plan for the Week and a new Book Study

I am going to post about what I have planned for my week on the personal front.

I went to yoga yesterday after not working out much the last week.  We were on a one week break from boot camp, and then I got an adjustment from the chiropractor that left my spine sore and tender for two days. Apparently, I went longer than normal between adjustments. I am ready to get back to some workouts and more yoga this week.  Now, that the weather is cooler I really want to start doing some more running and walking with Nala.

I have lots of homework for grad school this week. Next week, I am going to the iNACOL conference on online learning. I am really excited about going, but I have to get all my homework done before I leave. Yikes!

This week, I decided to make some recipes all from SixSistersStuff.  Their recipes are so easy with lots to choose from. I try to pull at elast one recipe each week from their latest Weekly Menu Plan.

This week from their menu I chose the Cheeseburger Casserole

I made it last night. It was yummy.  I am taking some in my lunch tomorrow with baby carrots and an apple.

I also made some Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder

It came out really tasty.  It did not come out as thick as I would have liked, but there is so much veggies that it is still a really hearty soup. It made a really big pot and the hubby and I won't eat it all. So I am going to take some tomorrow to my in-laws.

Later in the week I am going to make:

Crockpot Chicken Quesadillas

Crockpot Beef Stew

Pioneer Women had a recipe today for Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls that sound amazing. What are you eating this week?

I am also getting ready in to start an online book study for Emily Freeman's new book A Million Little Ways. It's all about finding the beauty in every day. I am excited about it. :) 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Peek at my Week: My Dinner Plans

My Workouts

This past weekend, I was able to start working out again after not working out for a week and a half due to a cold.  Not working out for over a week had my stress out of control. It is amazing what a difference a good workout makes. On Thursday, I did a 30 minute pilates class and my 1 hour bootcamp class.  On Friday, I did not have a muscle that did not hurt.

Saturday morning at 8am I went to bootcamp. We did lots of abs, which was torture because my abs were still wore from my 2 workouts on Thursday.  After bootcamp, I went to a Holy Yoga class. It was awesome!  I had not been to a Holy Yoga class in awhile. I love the experience of physical surrender while praising and worshipping. It was a cold rainy day on Saturday, so I stopped at Panera on my way home from yoga and got soup. I came home and took a 4 hour nap on the couch. That night I went to dinner with my sister-in-law, Emily.  We had Greek food at Ziziki's for dinner, and went across the parking lot to Breadwinners for pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

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Sunday morning I went to hot yoga before church.  I love letting all the tension and stress go before going to church. Right now at church Dr. Jeffress is doing a series on Revelation. After church, I pretty much worked on lesson plans and did laundry.

My Dinners this Week

Today, I planned what I am going to eat this week and went grocery shopping. I am planning on cooking the following items this week. When I cook, I usually cook 2-3 meals at once so I only have to cook a couple times a week.  We just reheat stuff throughout the week.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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We had this tonight with carrots and celery. I got the recipe from this week's Six Sister's Weekly Menu.

Turkey Chili

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I just make chili in the crockpot with cooked ground turkey, 3 Alarm chili seasoning, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can pinto beans, 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans, bell pepper and onion.  I cook it on low for 2 hours.

Chicken and Spinach Lemon Pasta

Emily gave me this recipe and said it was good.  It is from Rachel Schultsz's blog. I probably will use a different pasta than Angelhair though because I have a bunch of pasta to use up.

Breakfast Tacos

I have been making frittata a lot lately, so I am going to change it up this week and make breakfast tacos with eggs, turkey sausage, and cheese. I recently discovered Jimmy Dean's Turkey Sausage crumbles. They are fully cooked and already crumbled. You just sprinkle them in whatever you are making.  It is so easy!


I really love packing Bento lunches for myself.  It helps me eat more balanced having it all in one box.  I am a slow eater, so I seem to actually eat more if it is all in one container versus several. I probably will take a breakfast taco in my lunch one day and some leftover pasta another day.

For tomorrow I packed a homemade lunchable with turkey, salami, cheddar, crackers, carrots, celery, and an orange.

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