Monday, December 19, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #206

School's out for winter break! I've got lots of plans for baking and candy making. We're keeping dinners simple because the holidays are coming, and big dinners are ahead!

Sunday:  Roasted Vegetables and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  "Grilled" Chicken and Spinach Salad

Tuesday:  Seared Tuna Steaks, Rice, and Salad

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Supper! Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits with Hashbrowns

Thursday:  Broiled Sandwiches and Chips

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #205

Our trip to Birmingham for Darren's birthday was a huge success! We both had a great time. We got to visit a little with my cousin and her 5 y.o. twins. We met them at a trampoline park and then had lunch. We had a great dinner at Texas de Brazil. We took Halley to Vulcan Park, and we did some shopping. It was a great relaxing weekend, and a fun birthday trip for Darren. Now on to exam week.

Sunday:  Panera Soup and Sandwiches

Monday:  Meatless Monday! Macaroni and Cheese with Salad

Tuesday:  Broiled Sandwiches with Root Vegetable Chips

Wednesday:  Trader Joe's Tarte's and Spinach Salad with Pears, Candied Pecans, and Cranberry Goat Cheese

Thursday:  Darren's Japanese Curry and Rice

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #204

Someone in our house has a birthday this week! And the semester is winding down at school. We'll be celebrating Darren's birthday by going to a trampoline park and have a special dinner out. I think I'm more excited than he is... until then, we've still got to eat!

Sunday:  Red Beans and Rice with Ham, Fruit Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Cheeseburgers with Sweet Potato Tots and Salad

Tuesday:  Baked Beans and Conecuh Sausage with Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

Wednesday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Avocado, and Lime

Thursday:  Darren's Birthday! Harvey's!

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #203

Thanksgiving is over. We had a great, but very short, visit with Darren's family in California. Darren used the StoryCorps app and interviewed his grandparents. We learned a lot. It was really special. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family.

Now that we're back, it's Christmas party season... in fact, I have two this week. It's CRAZY! Both of the ones this week are pot luck, so I'll be making some things.

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Salmon with Rice and Salad

Monday:  Roasted Vegetables with Salad

Tuesday:  Ham Steak and Baked Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Mississippi Pot Roast with Potato Casserole (Christmas Pot Luck #1 - Loaded Potato Casserole)

Friday:  Christmas Pot Luck #2 - Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Brownies with Cheesecake Swirls

Monday, November 21, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #202

Hooray! I get a week off for Thanksgiving. I'm going to try to get caught up on grading and finish writing recommendation letters for my students applying to college. It's going to be busy, but I'm also looking forward to some R&R.

Sunday:  Baked Chicken and Rice with Roasted Brussels Sprouts  and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Chicken (#2) Quesadillas with Refried Beans and Avocado

Tuesday:  Cast Iron Seared Steak, Baked Potatoes, and Salad

Wednesday:  Oven Broiled Sandwiches and Chips

Thursday:  Thanksgiving Dinner!

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #201

The weather has finally cooled off here, and I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving! I've also been doing some Christmas shopping, and I think I'm almost done. Now for the wrapping...

Sunday:  Chicken Pot Pie, Lima Beans, and Salad

Monday:  Cheese Raviolis with Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms and Garlic Bread

Tuesday:  Crockpot Carnitas Tacos with Cheese, Sour Cream, and Avocado

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  TJ's Tartes and Caesar Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #200!

After spending half of last week at a conference, I am glad to be back on a regular schedule. This semester is flying by...

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Salmon with Rice and Salad

Monday:  Quick Korean Beef Bowls with Edamame

Tuesday:  Chicken Fajitas with Refried Beans and Avocado

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #199

This week is going to be a busy one. I've got a lot to do, and more students ask for recommendation letters each week...

Sunday:  Meat and Veggie Pizza and Salad

Monday:  Panang Curry with Chicken and Vegetables and Rice Noodles

Tuesday:  Hamburgers, Salad, and Bachan's Potato Casserole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!


Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #198

It's fall. This semester is flying by, and I have a lot to do before the end of it!

Sunday:  Chef Salad and Rolls

Monday:  Jambalaya, Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Tuesday:  Cube Steak and Cheese Sandwiches on Kaiser Rolls with Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Take Out!

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Edamame

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #197

My schedule will be unusual at work this week. I don't have Wednesday tutorials, but I do have an evening outreach activity on Thursday, and we have weird schedules on Tuesday and Wednesday due to other things going on at school. I also have several recommendation letters that I need to complete in the next two weeks.


Monday:  PW's Fried Round Steak with Crash Hot Potatoes, Caesar Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Tuesday:  Pepperoni and Salami Pizza Roll-ups with Salad and Chips

Wednesday:  Bean and Cheese Quesadillas with Fried Corn and Salad

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Edamame

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #196

It feels like fall! I'm thinking of food for cooler weather. I hope the cool stays this time.

Sunday:  Chef Salad and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Cheese Ravioli with Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms, Salad, and Garlic Bread

Tuesday:  Red Beans and Rice with Sausage and Cornbread

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Avocado, and Lime

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #195

This week is going to be busy. It's the end of the nine weeks, so there's lots of grading to do. And it's recommendation letter time. I'm hoping I can get caught up and enjoy next weekend after working for six hours on Saturday on rec letters and grading.

Sunday:  Roasted Vegetables with Sausage, Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Fried Pickles, Salad, and Chips

Tuesday:  Quick Korean Beef Bowls with  Cabbage, Edamame, and Carrots

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Quiche with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Potatoes, Salad and Biscuits

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #194

We got to see the Rebels kick major butt this weekend! Hotty Toddy! I hope they do as well for the rest of the season. By the end of the game, I didn't really recognize the names of the players, which was great for those young men who work so hard but seldom see a down of football. I hope this week goes smoothly...

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Salmon with Salad

Monday:  Grilled Chicken with Twice Baked Potatoes and Caesar Salad

Tuesday:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Crockpot Baked Beans and Chips

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Broiled Sandwiches with Chips and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #193

This school year is somehow flying by and dragging all at the same time... Maybe it's because I feel super duper busy all the time, which makes me ready for a break, and breaks always take forever to get here... This week is a fairly regular week. Kids are starting fly-ins to their selected colleges, so I'm not the only one who's super busy!

Sunday:  Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Vegetables and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, Salad, and Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

Tuesday:  Spicy Chicken and Sausage Pasta with Salad and Garlic Bread

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Chicken and Dressing with Creamed Spinach

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #192

I've got a busy week with several after school commitments. It might get a little crazy...

Sunday:  Beef and Bell Pepper Curry with Rice and Fruit

Monday:  Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos with Cheese, Avocado, and Sour Cream

Tuesday:  Seared Tuna Steaks with Rice and Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Breakfast for Supper! Waffles and Bacon with Fruit

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #191

Hooray for three day weekends! And four day work weeks, even though four day work weeks always seem more hectic to me than regular weeks.

Sunday:  Steak, Baked Potatoes, Spinach Salad, and Rolls

Monday:  Leftovers from Sunday Dinner

Tuesday:  Red Beans and Rice with Sausage and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout

Thursday:  Cube Steaks with Mushrooms and Onions over Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli and Pretzel Rolls

Friday:  Date Night!  Lib's Pick!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #190

Hooray! We're looking forward to a three day weekend! My brother and his wife are coming to visit.

Sunday:  Asian-Inspired Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice and Roasted Vegetables

Monday:  Spinach Ricotta Pasta with Italian Sausage and Caesar Salad

Tuesday:  Tuna Steaks with Rice, Pretzel Rolls, and Spinach Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #189

School is well underway for me. Darren is taking a class this semester, and he has started. Our schedule is a little weird right now, because we're still getting used to it.

Sunday:  Spinach Salad with Berries, Pecans, and Goat Cheese

Monday:  Darren's Carnitas Enchiladas with Refried Beans and Guacamole

Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Broccoli, and Hash Brown Casserole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Minute Steaks with Mushroom Beefy Butter Rice, Caesar Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #188

I'm trying to get back in the groove of the school year. Things are extra busy right now, as I've taken on some new duties at work. Hopefully, things will calm down by the end of the month.

Sunday:  Pork Chops with Corn Pudding and Spinach Salad

Monday:  Quick Korean Beef Bowls topped with Shredded Cabbage and Carrots with Edamame

Tuesday:  Cheese Raviolis with Bell Pepper, Onion, and Mushrooms and Caesar Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Panko-Crusted Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Saturday: ??

Sunday:  Brunch @Lion Hills

Monday, August 8, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #187

First full week of school, here I come!

Sunday:  The Grill at Jackson Square

Monday:  Trader Joe's Tartes and Caesar Salad

Tuesday:  Hamburgers and Bachan's Potato Casserole (no condensed soup)

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Fruit

Friday:  Date Night!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #186

School is back in session. *sniff* Good-bye, summer fun, flip-flops, and lazy mornings! Hello, grown-up shoes and grading...

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Broiled Salmon with Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Monday:  Beef and Bell Pepper Red Curry with Jasmine Rice

Tuesday:  Breakfast for Supper with Unexpected Cheddar Grits, Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits, and Fruit

Wednesday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Lime, and Avocado

Thursday:  Thursday Night Takeout!

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #185

This is the last week of summer vacation. I start school again on Friday.

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Broiled Salmon with Rice and Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Monday:  Hamburgers and Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday:  Tuesday Night Takeout!

Wednesday:  Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Cheesy Garlic Bread

Thursday:  Chicken Fajitas and Guacamole

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #184

Summer is winding down, and I am sad to see it go. I start school again on July 29, which is entirely too soon! I still have a lot of fun to pack into these last few days of summer, so I better get busy!

Sunday:  Proffitt's Porch Sandwiches

Monday:  Turkey BLTs with Fruit and Chips

Tuesday:  Oven Jambalaya and Spinach Salad

Wednesday:  Brisket and Fixin's (courtesy of Darren's lab)

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick

Monday, July 4, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #183

Happy Independence Day! Our summer has been good so far. We had a wonderful vacation to Colorado and got to see friends and make new ones! We went all the way to Colorado to meet a couple that lives in the next town - small world!

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Salmon and Rice

Monday:  Ribs, Baked Beans, and Sweet Potato Fries

Tuesday:  Creamy Chicken-Bacon-Broccoli Pasta and Salad

Wednesday:  Pepperoni Pizza Roll-ups, Chips, and Fruit

Thursday:  Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Guacamole

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #182


Summer time, summer time, sum- sum- summer time!

Sunday:  Lasagna Primavera, Salad, and Garlic Bread

Monday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Avocados, and Lime and Roasted Corn Salsa

Tuesday:  "Grilled" Chicken Caesar Salad

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Supper! Pancakes and Bacon

Thursday:  Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Roll-ups

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #181

It is getting HOT here in the dirty. And I'm trying to get my summer projects done, so I don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Last week, I spent a day at the laundromat washing up all of the winter blankets and storing them for the summer. More projects to come this week...

Sunday:  Chef Salad with Turkey

Monday:  Hash Brown Casserole and Eggs

Tuesday:  Fruit and Yogurt with Granola

Wednesday:  Chipotle Lime Broiled Salmon with Sautéed Asparagus

Thursday:  Catfish, Cole Slaw, and Hushpuppies

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #180

We're hosting workshops at my school this week, so things will be more hectic than a typical summer week for me. It's pretty warm here, but we haven't replaced the propane tank on the grill, so we're still cooking inside. Maybe I can do that one day this week after the workshops.

Sunday:  Spicy Chicken and Sausage Pasta with Salad

Monday:  Busy Day Take-out! Jimmy John's Sandwiches!

Tuesday:  Chicken Philly Crescent Pockets and Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday:  Seared Tuna Steaks with Rice and Salad

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Spinach Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #179

Summer is here! I've got a lot of projects that I want to accomplish, starting with some furniture rearranging.

Sunday:  Pad Thai at Golden Bowl

Monday:  Hamburgers with Baked Beans and Chips

Tuesday:  Antipasto Salad and Garlic Bread

Wednesday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Avocado

Thursday:  Chicken Quesadillas with Refried Beans and Guacamole

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Woof Wednesday

School's out for summer, so I get to spend some more time with my littlest family member! I think she's happy about it!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #178

School's out! Let's celebrate! Then I'll get started on all the things that have taken a backseat during the school year. It's hard, if not impossible, to do all of the things I would like to do during the school year. I have home improvement and decorating projects stacked up. I have furniture shopping that I want to do. And I'd like to fix up our sun porch. We bought this house almost a year ago, but once school started all of those things were put on hold.

Anyway, I'll need sustenance to fuel my plans!

Sunday:  Cast Iron Steaks, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Monday:  Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Sticky Rice

Tuesday:  Sausage, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, and Potatoes

Wednesday:  Grilled Chicken and Caesar Salad

Thursday:  Breakfast for Supper! Biscuits, Bacon, Eggs, and Fruit

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!



Monday, May 16, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #177

I'm down to the last week of school. Things are busy with exams, final grades, and graduation, but it's been a good year! There are so many kids that I've taught for the past two years that I will miss dearly. But I'm ready for summer and some time to relax!

Sunday:  Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach Salad

Monday:  Seared Tuna Steaks and Caesar Salad

Tuesday:  Meat and Veggie Pizza and Fruit Salad

Wednesday:  Exam Week Takeout!

Thursday:  Green Chili Slow Cooker Carnitas Enchiladas with Guacamole

Friday:  Senior Dinner (Lib)/??? (Darren)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #176

My students have their AP exam today. School is winding down. Graduation and summer will be here in a flash, but this week is still busy, busy, busy! I'm baking a cake for Frogathon. I'm leaning towards a chocolate/Southern/Texas sheet cake.

Sunday:  Cheese Raviolis with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Basil and Salad

Monday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Fruit

Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken (#2) Quesadillas with Guacamole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Grilled Chicken (#4) Caesar Salad and Pretzel Rolls

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #175

We had a busy weekend. We went to Oxford for the Double Decker Festival. On the way home, we had to stop by Darren's work for a couple of hours. After all of that, we didn't feel like cooking supper, so we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant.

Sunday:  Mi Toro

Monday:  Spinach and Ricotta Pasta with Garlic Bread and Salad

Tuesday:  "Grilled" Chicken Tenders, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, and Corn Pudding

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout

Thursday:  Broiled Sandwiches, Fruit, and Chips

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #174

The graduation countdown is ON! Five weeks, which will fly by! This week, I've got a lot going on at school and outside of school, but hopefully, none of it will spill over into the evenings, and we can have normal dinners...

Sunday:  Hamburgers with Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Caesar Salad

Monday:  Meat (Pepperoni and Sausage) and Veggie (Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, and Jalapeños) Pizza and Salad

Tuesday:  Carnitas Tacos with Baked Refried Beans and Guacamole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Spinach and Ricotta Pasta with Cheesy Garlic Bread and Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #173

This week is a hectic one, but hopefully we'll have an uneventful weekend to recover!

Sunday:  Pork Chops with Baked Rice, Roasted Spring Vegetables, and Salad

Monday:  Quick Korean Beef Bowls with Edamame, Carrots, and Cabbage

Tuesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Wednesday:  Seared Tuna Steaks with Corn Relish, Rice, Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Thursday:  Chicken Quesadillas with Guacamole and Refried Bean Bake

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #172

This week, I've got a lot going on, so I won't be cooking as much as usual. There's always a lot to do around here in Spring!

Sunday:  Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya and Fruit Salad

Monday:  Mississippi Pot Roast with Gouda Grits and Salad

Tuesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Wednesday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Lime, and Avocado and Salad

Thursday:  Breakfast for Supper! Waffles, Fruit, and Bacon

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #171

We went to Oxford for the weekend to spend Easter with my family and to see an Ole Miss baseball game (which was pretty awful). We had a nice visit with my family and the weather was beautiful until we drove home today.

Sunday:  Breakfast for Supper! Eggs in a Basket

Monday:  Cheeseburger Hashbrowns with TJ's Unexpected Cheddar with Sweet Potato Fries

Tuesday:  Spinach, Bacon, and Gouda Quiche with Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Spicy Chicken and Sausage Pasta with Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #170

It's spring! And almost Easter!

Sunday:  Salad after Anniversary Brunch

Monday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Avocado and Salad

Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout

Thursday:  TJs Tarte and Spinach Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Saturday:  Anniversary Dinner!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #169

I went to visit my cousin and her family this weekend in Birmingham, so I picked up some barbecue on my way home. I also got to hit up Trader Joe's and grab some fancy cheeses and other treats.

Sunday:  Barbecue from Full Moon and Baked Beans

Monday:  Macaroni and Cheese with Caesar Salad

Tuesday:  TJ's Tarte and Salad

Wednesday:  Spring Break Take Out

Thursday:  Fried Rice and Rangoons

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!



Monday, March 7, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #168

ALMOST SPRING BREAK!! I have so much to do this week. I have to submit grades on Friday before I go home, but I am so ready for break! I am taking a couple of short visits to family, and I am looking forward to that. In the mean time, I'm trying to keep things easy this week.

Sunday:  Darren's Japanese Curry with Rice and Fruit

Monday:  Cheese Ravioli with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions and Salad

Tuesday:  Seared Tuna Steaks and Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Take-out!

Thursday:  Chef Salads with Turkey, Bacon, and Cheese

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #167

For the first time in a long time, we had a nice relaxing weekend at home. We went to the dog park, and Halley got to play chase with another dog. We went out to eat, ran errands, and took care of some of those things that just seem to get pushed back until "later." This week should be a regular week with no extra commitments, until Saturday, when I have to work... All in all, life is good.

Sunday:  Chipotle Lime Broiled Salmon with Spinach and Parmesan Orzo and Salad

Monday:  Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Gyoza and Salad

Tuesday:  Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas with Guacamole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Supreme Meat and Veggie (pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage, jalapeños) Pizza with Caesar Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #166

It's been unseasonably warm here the past few days. I even wore shorts on Saturday! I almost want to get a fresh propane tank and fire up the grill, but I think we'll wait a while longer...

Sunday:  Chef Salad with Turkey and Bacon and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Seared Tuna Steaks with Corn Relish, Rice, and Spinach Salad

Tuesday:  Sausage, Mushroom, Spinach, and Potato Quiche with Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout! Golden Bowl?

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice, Edamame, and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Joint Pick!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #165

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you had a great day. We don't go all out for Valentine's Day, because it's just two days after my birthday, and I'd rather focus on holidays that mean something to US, instead of to everyone else. :) Still, there's nothing wrong with a delicious dinner at home!

Sunday:  Cast Iron Steaks with Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Salad

Monday:  Cheese Ravioli with Bell Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms (similar to this)

Tuesday:  Chicken Philly Pockets with Sweet Potato Fries and Salad

Wednesday:  "Grilled" Chicken Tenders with Mushroom-Butter-Beefy Rice and Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole

Thursday:  Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza and Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #164

This is probably the busiest week of the school year for me so far, and my birthday is Friday! I coach our National Science Bowl teams, and our regional competition is this Friday, so we're trying to get in some extra practices after school, which means extra hours at work this week.

Sunday:  Chef Salad with Turkey and Bacon and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Spinach and Ricotta Pasta with Italian Sausage with Cheesy Garlic Bread

Tuesday:  Pepperoni Pizza Roll-ups and Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Darren's Fried Rice and Edamame

Friday:  Science Bowl Competition! Pizza Party!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #163

Our science bowl regional is in two weeks, so we're practicing three times per week at 6:00 pm, which doesn't leave a lot of prep time or days for me to cook. We're trying to keep things simple for the next couple of weeks.

Sunday: Pork Roast, Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Salad

Monday:  Quick Korean Beef Bowls with Cabbage, Carrots, and Edamame

Tuesday:  Broiled Sandwiches with Spicy Pickles, Chips, and Fruit Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Breakfast for Supper! Pancakes and Bacon!

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #162

I have been looking back at old posts recently and realized there are some things I really like that we haven't made in a while. I'm also cold all the time these days, so I want hot, hearty dinners. I hope you're keeping warm wherever you are!

Sunday:  Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Cornbread Skillet Casserole, Green Beans, and Salad

Tuesday:  Beef and Bell Pepper Curry with Jasmine Rice

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas with Guacamole

Friday:  Science Bowl Training and Dinner with Volunteers!

Saturday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Woof Wednesday - Birthday Edition


Happy birthday, Halley! Monday was our two year anniversary with Halley! I call it her birthday, because I don't know when she was born, but she came to our family on January 18, 2014. We got her a new collar, leash, and harness (Lupine Pet), some dog ice cream (Frosty Paws), and a new toy. She's a great addition to our family!




Monday, January 18, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #161

It's winter here, so we're eating some hearty meals this week. We were just getting back into the routine, and then the three day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend! Back to the grind on Tuesday, and no more holidays for a while.

Sunday:  Thai Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

Monday:  Black Beans and Rice with Cornbread and Banana Pudding

Tuesday:  Pepperoni, Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza with Salad

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Breakfast for Supper! Sausage, Eggs, Hashbrowns, and Biscuits

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #160

Sunday:  Roasted Vegetables

Monday:  Chicken, Bacon, Broccoli Pasta with Garlic Bread

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos with Guacamole

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Take Out

Thursday:  Chef Salads and Pretzel Bread

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Meal Plan Monday #159


Happy New Year! We're back after some time off of work and some great trips to see family and friends. The new semester is starting, and I am hoping for a great one!

Sunday:  Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Rutabaga, Salad, and Pretzel Rolls

Monday:  Red Beans and Rice with Conecuh Sausage, Cornbread, and Salad

Tuesday:  Breakfast Burritos with Eggs, Potatoes, Bacon, and Cheese

Wednesday:  Tutorial Night Takeout!

Thursday:  Fish Tacos with Guacamole, Cabbage, and Baked Refried Beans

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!