Sunday, October 30, 2016


Hey, Happy Halloween week! This is coming from a chick who did absolutely nothing to celebrate Halloween this weekend like a lame-o. Except buy candy for trick or treaters, which will be left on the porch with a cute little sign because I'm working Halloween night. Here's hoping the citizens of this little town behave themselves so I don't have to issue any emergency blood.

It's going to be a weird week, working two late shifts (I see you, shift diff) and hubs will be gone for a few days. I will probably take full advantage of that and plan some kind of ladies night at my house. Nachos can feed a crowd, right??

Mom sent me home with a couple of magazines this weekend (YAY), so many of this week's meals are from Cooking Light. I may have to get a subscription because it's super easy to convert things to be GF and there are about 10 sticky flags sticking out of the November issue.

So here's the menu this week.

2nd Breakfast- Breakfast tacos- egg and salsa. NOT from the cafeteria- it's too easy to make them at home and not spend $4 on breakfast every day.

Monday- Broccoli beef baked potato
Tuesday- Chicken, ham, swiss rollups with roasted cabbage
Wednesday- Salmon + cauliflower (I swear we will eventually eat this)
Thursday- Veggie loaded pizza (adding peppers, onion, tomato, broccoli, etc to a cheese pizza madre so awesomely bought for me)
Friday- Nachos

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Second Breakfasts-
Cafeteria eggs and bacon. Don't judge.
Almonds, granola bars

Monday- Appetizers during Scentsy party: Sausage Pineapple bites and Cream Cheese Ham Pinwheels, veggie platter
Tuesday- Beef Stir Fry, using veggie platter leftovers
Wednesday- BBQ chicken atop baked sweet potatoes
Thursday- Chili
Friday- Salmon + cauliflower*

*Salmon and cauliflower has been on the menu all month because I hadn't gotten around to making it.
We usually end up getting sushi, 5 Guys, or some other expensive, delicious, easy meal.
Hey, life's short.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Second breakfast- Nature Valley granola bars, hard boiled eggs

Sunday- Chicken Soup
Monday- Spaghetti squash chow mein
Tuesday- Crock pot beef
Wednesday- Salmon + cauliflower
Thursday- Tacos

Monday, October 10, 2016


gluten free menu

This week's menu TRIES to be higher protein and lower carb. Because fitness.

Second Breakfast- hardboiled eggs, greek yogurt with fruit and granola, Nature Valley Granola Bars

Sunday- Leftover bbq
Monday- Crock Pot Chicken + green beans
Tuesday- Chili
Wednesday- Meatloaf + mashed potatoes
Thursday- Sandwiches (I'm going to a charity dinner for work)
Friday- Salmon + cauliflower

Thursday, October 6, 2016

crock pot salmon

A few nights ago I was wandering around Pinterest when I came across this recipe.
You know I love my crock pot recipes. Salmon in a crock pot?? Heck yeah! *PIN*

Fast forward to tonight when I got home from work absolutely over it and suggested we go out to dinner. Then hubs excitedly chose 5 Guys. Cajun french fries, while delicious, don't exactly fit into my recent healthy mindset. UGH. Plus there was plenty of food in the fridge, so I decided I'd have to cook.

Then I remembered the salmon fillets in the freezer. I hadn't thawed any, but that's what the crock pot is for. Salmon cooks quickly enough.

I followed the recipe loosely, because I used what I had on hand.

Into the crock pot I tossed:

2 4 oz (frozen) salmon fillets
1 c. water
1/4 c. red wine
1 lemon, sliced
1/4 c. chopped chives
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1 bay leaf
coarsely ground salt and pepper

Set it on high for about an hour while I sat on the couch, ate some chocolate, and took a nap.

Sides were super easy. Green beans and sauteed sweet potatoes. I added a bit of the liquid from the crock pot to deglaze the pan.

Hubs declared everything delicious. I was satisfied.