I even made myself a fancy binder, got myself a wipeoff board, and armed myself with some new recipes to try. We are going to smash this year out of the park!
I used this template to create a plan so I can cross stuff out we don't like and circle stuff we do and hopefully reuse weeks when I'm lazy and don't meal plan.
Shawn doensn't like most vegetables so where there is a veggie he doesn't like, I'm going to insert Salad, because he doesn't mind repeats.
Here's our first meal-plan of the new year:
Breakfast-Multi colored pepper and spinach frittata
Lunch-Fajita Chicken Salad
Dinner-Chinese BBQ Pork and cabbage and "noodles" (zucchini-making this one up we'll see how it goes)
Breakfast-same as Monday
Breakfast-a new frittata of undetermined origin
Lunch-Salad of some sort
Dinner-Hot plate from Well Fed
Breakfast-frittata again we love our frittatas
Lunch-Leftovers from hot plate..possibly on lettuce as a salad
Dinner-"Spaghetti" with Roasted Marinara
Dinner-Chicken Fried Cauliflower "rice"
Breakfast-Eggs and Bacon
Lunch-Leftovers-use up whatever is going bad
Dinner-Pizza Chili (will post recipe soon!)
Breakfast: Eggs and sausage?
Lunch-Leftovers-use up!! Shop-Meal plan
I plan on cooking up most of this on Sunday and seeing how it goes to influence next week's plan.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This is the beginning of my 2012 bucket list. I may end up actually splitting this into smaller bits, but it's the end of the year, and I'm ready to start anew! I wanted to put these down as a good starting place.
- Eat real food (paleo/primal)
- Complete a Whole30
- Take a cooking class
- Take a knife skills class (learn to chop like an iron chef!)
- Sign up for a CSA
- Sign up for a meat share
- Make homemade vanilla
- Make stuffing that doesn't suck
- Run a 5K
- Learn to jump rope
- Learn to ride a bike (no i don't know how)
- Try Crossfit
- Plan and execute a garden
- Landscape the front yard and keep it maintained!
- Can garden bounty
- Paint and decopage toy box
- Refinish hutch
- Adhere to weekly cleaning schedule
- Go on vacation
- Visit a winery
- Make a junk journal
- Scrapbook Elie's portraits/artwork
- Read at least 25 books (non school related)
- Start a college fund for Elie
- Revamp blog and actually blog (hey look I'm off to a good start on this one!)
- Go on at least one baby free date night a month
Currently, it is the end of 2011 and I am about to embark on a new journey. Oh, and btw that is the last time you will ever hear me use that term. I loathe when people use the expression "journey". Especially on the biggest loser. There has got to be a better expression to use people, really. I have been reading paleo/primal blogs for over a year now and have tried (unsucessfully) to switch over my eating habits to real food. I think this time is different though, because I have armed myself with the proper tools (a knife, cutting board, empty meal plan, recipe collection binder, and some good old mean motivation). I think that having a place to put down all of the thoughts mulling around in my head is going to help me stay on track and so what better place to do it? The old, trusty, faithful, albeit neglected, blog. And, obviously, I have not followed through with my plan to use this space as a creative/marketing outlet for my scrabooking
habit business. SO! as they say, onward! Here's to 2012, and if it's the end of the world, I want to go out happy, healthy, and with no regrets!