Monday - Flank Steak, roast brussels & crispy potatoes. My husband makes the best flank steak marinade. I dream about it! Doing Labor Day right and wrapping up summer with all the good stuff. Tuesday - Chicken Enchiladas. We don’t really follow a recipe for this one. Put the chicken in the crock pot in … Continue reading Meal Plan This Week.
Ah, September, the beginning of apple everything, darkening days, You've Got Mail viewings, sprinkling of stalks of wheat and mini pumpkins around the house, and that crisp feeling in the air that means only one thing - It's (basically) Fall! I have so many things on my list for month. I'm so excited about it … Continue reading A September To Do List.
Monday - Beef ragú over egg noodles. We’re having this today over parmesan polenta with Caesar salad and garlic bread. We’ll have the leftovers on Monday with egg noodles and more bread for the boys. Tuesday - Taco Soup. A recipe from my mother-in-law. I’ll post the recipe this week on Instagram, but the recipe … Continue reading Meal Plan This Week.
Weeeeee! This week went fast, didn't it? Or maybe it didn't and it just went by in a bit of a blur for me. We've finally made it to Pizza night over here, and I can't wait. I have a confession. I have not gotten it together enough the last few weeks to make homemade … Continue reading The Friday Post. [vol. 6]
I bet you never thought I would get to this second part of my "Day in the Life" series. I shared a morning in the life way back in January and promised I would get a typical day down for you, and it's taken me...a while. ha! Well it's here! I get so very many … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Elementary School Librarian.
I know, I know. It's only mid-August, but once school starts, it's basically soup season, right? I think part of these feelings must stem from how absolutely frigid they keep my school library. I need a warm little meal packed from home on my lunch break while wrapped in a cozy sweater more than ever. … Continue reading Cozy Soups for Soup Szn.
This week’s meal plan for the curious! Monday - BLTs with tater tots and salad - I always try to keep Monday nights easy, so I’ll make the bacon in the oven (at 400 on a foil lined pan for about 20 minutes), slice up some heirloom tomatoes, add iceberg lettuce because it has the … Continue reading Meal Plan This Week.
I love a big old layer cake for a birthday or big party, but for a special little weekend treat or a mid-week pick me up, make it tiny. I don't need a big cake lingering around my kitchen tempting me (and my children) for too long. Just big enough for a Sunday dessert and … Continue reading A Small Blackberry Cake.
A few months ago, I put a little question box on Instagram and asked for cookbook suggestions from you guys. I'd like to build up my little cookbook collection, but I'd rather not have cookbooks sitting on my shelf that I don't use. I knew you guys would have the best suggestions, and wow. You … Continue reading Your Favorite Cookbooks.
I've always tried to keep a bit of a gratitude practice. Just taking a moment to feel deep gratitude for bits of my life that I generally take for granted. I used to even keep a gratitude journal where I would jot down a few things every day. Studies show that this helps us feel … Continue reading Simple Joys: Clean Sheets on Sundays.