Monday, 25 August 2014

Meal Plan Monday | Lazy Weekend

Can you believe it's the last Monday of August?  I know summer was here and we did a bunch of things and even had a couple lake trips in there but did we really?  I have already seen Halloween decorations in stores and Christmas is basically next weekend.  Time is going too damn fast.

We had a great weekend hanging out at home.  Hubby worked for a bit on Saturday and I ran a few errands but Saturday night and Sunday we chilled at home.  If you follow me on instagram you basically got a play by play of our lazy Saturday, including family nap time.  And then for some reason I really wanted to watch Marley and Me and even with hubby saying "isn't that movie really sad?" I insisted on it.  I didn't remember it being that sad the first time I watched it but I may have shut it out... and this time I bawled my eyes out the last 10 minutes of the movie and for a couple afterwards.  Maybe I just needed a good emotional cry and that is exactly what I got.

With regards to cooking at home we made a valiant effort last week but went off the rails a couple times due to a few late nights, but hopefully this week will be different.  I found a couple new dinner ideas that look tasty and should be pretty quick to put together.

Sunday: While I was grocery shopping on the weekend I found ribs on sale and realized we had not yet had them this summer and the Mr. makes killer ribs so picking some up was a no-brainer.  And once again they were delicious!

Monday: I saw this recipe on Megan's blog and I thought it would be good to try something new (with a few tweaks).  I actually threw this together last night so it's ready to pop in the oven about half an hour before we want to eat.  The only thing I'm worried about are the corn tortillas - they ripped all over as I was rolling them up.  We will see how tomorrow goes but we may be switching to flour tortillas - has anyone else experienced this problem?

Tuesday: Another Pinterest find and we have all the ingredients required on hand, cross your fingers this tastes good!

Wednesday: I pushed this one back from last week... hoping to successfully tweak this spicy sausage pasta recipe.

Thursday: So I was supposed to go to the spa last Thursday but due to not one but two traffic nightmares, I had to reschedule 

Friday: as usual, Friday is our dinner out night :)

What do you have cooking this week?

Linking up with Bella and Lisa, Meg and Biana, and Meghan!

Weekend Recap


  1. I love your meal plan! I try to be organized and do this every week, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Thanks for sharing! This week on our menu we have Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Turkey Taco Casserole, Lasagna, Spicy Tomato Burgers (last night) and Black Bean Taco Soup. I am going to try and post links tomorrow for all of the recipes!

  2. I started eating clean and cutting down on carbs about a week ago, and now I really struggle with meal planning! And I also miss bread and pasta!

  3. great meal plan! im making chicken enchiladas tonight! xo jillian - stop by I'm hosting a great giveaway on cornflake dreams

  4. I love meal planning!! I have only done it a few times but love it!


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