Menu Monday

Struggling to come up with dinner ideas as these winter days continue to drag on? Take a look at my menu for the week to help ease your planning process a bit!

MONDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower — I am going to add some diced chicken to our quesadillas this week.

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Hawaiian Shredded Chicken — We like to eat this as a rice bowls instead of lettuce wraps.

WEDNESDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! It will be perfect for the cold temperatures coming our way this week!

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THURSDAY – Spaghetti served with roasted asparagus — This is one of my favorite meals. I could seriously eat spaghetti every week and not get sick of it.

FRIDAYSloppy Joes served with sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli — If you have been following along for a while, you know I like my manwich sauce. However, this homemade recipe for sloppy joes is a pretty close second!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Need some help coming up with dinner ideas for your week? Take some inspiration from my menu for the week.

MONDAYPulled Pork served with asparagus — We like to eat the pulled pork on slider buns from Trader Joes.

TUESDAYPotato Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! I like to use diced ham in place of the bacon (I just don’t like dealing with the mess of cooking bacon).

WEDNESDAYOven Chicken Fajitas served with broccoli — I like to make my own fajita seasoning using this recipe. I sprinkle 1-2 tbsp over the chicken, peppers, and onion in place of an individual store-bought seasoning packet.

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THURSDAYOne Pot Spinach and Tomato Pasta

FRIDAY – Slow Cooker Meatball Subs served with green beans and sweet potatoes — This recipe is so simple: pour about 1/3 of a jar of your favorite marinara sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker, place desired amount of frozen meatballs (I personally like to use Trader Joe’s frozen turkey meatballs) on top of sauce, and pour the rest of the jar of marinara sauce on top of meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and ENJOY!

Happy Cooking 🙂

2018 Recap

1 international trip


5 round trip flights

5 bus trips

6 states visited

5 years of marriage


7 visits from family and friends

2 weddings attended


1 baby niece

13 brunch places tried


2 Broadway plays

21 books read

2 trips on the subway with a whole car to myself

This year was full — Full of laughter, time with friends & family, coffee, subway rides (and delays), Trader Joe’s trips, memories, church activities, lessons, seasons of growth, and so much more.

Looking forward to what adventures 2019 will bring!