Monday, January 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Hello's another week!!!  January is flying by!  School is going great and we have a wonderful routine going on.  My weight loss goal is going really well and I feel more and more motivated everyday.  I have lost 2 pounds since Jan. 2nd.  I think that is pretty good! 

Drew and I have also set a budget for food weekly and we need to stick to it.   We have cut out restaurants for the most part.  We rarely eat out.  This really helps out in our weekly budget.  We have to save for our wedding in Sept.  Plus it is just so much healthy for all of us, if we cook at home.  

I got some pretty cool cookbooks for Christmas and I am starting to use some of them.  I will post the cookbook recipes after my menu planning post.  This week is a little shorter cause I am leaving for the weekend to go to Tualatin for a WEDDING EXPO!!!  :)  I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  

Monday- Veggie and tofu stir-fry (Andrew's cooking night)

Tuesday-  Paprika Shrimp and Green Bean Saute (didn't get to make it last week)

Wednesday-  Angel hair pasta with olives, capers, and tomatoes and a garden salad

Thursday-  Mediterranean Stew and Orzo & Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes (Cookbook recipe) 

Friday- leftovers

Saturday- In Tualatin

Sunday- In Tualatin

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." -Dalai Lama

Monday, January 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Why am I always one day off on this......Oh well!!

I hope everyone had a good New Years and enjoyed your loved ones. Winter term started today and I am enjoying my classes so far. We are getting back into the routine of school again and actually enjoying this new schedule. We have to wake up really early (6am) most days of the week but I have found that I really do well with it. I get more done throughout the day when we get up early.

I am also doing really well with eating better and exercising more. Thank you Andrew for giving me the WII fit for Christmas. It is awesome!!!! I seriously do at least one activity on it daily. I really don't like video games but this one is an exemption. Andrew and I are enjoying it. I am trying to find more healthier recipes. If anybody has any good ones, send them my way.

Check out more menu planning at

Monday- Tacos

Tuesday- Mushroom and broccoli Quiche, steamed green beans, and a salad

Wednesday- Black Bean Soup We replace the chicken stick with veggie stock and omit the chicken pieces.

Thursday- Crab stuffed mushrooms, lasagna, and salad. Our friends Kyle and Kelsey will be coming over for dinner. It's so fun to have friends over for dinner. Friends, food, and fun!!!!

Friday- Vegetartian fajitas with spanish rice.

Saturday- leftovers

Sunday- Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute with brown rice

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity." -Joseph Addison