Weekly Meal Plan: August 13 – 19

New computer, yay! I didn’t lose any of my files after my computer got fried, thank goodness. Now it’s back to work and back to normal.

A little over six weeks to my due date! I am so ready to get him out of here. Not only am I just excited to start the next part of our lives, but I’m just so uncomfortable. Turning over in bed is like doing exercise. I could also do without his feet trying to kick through the one spot on my bump that hurts. But I suppose he can stay in there until the baby shower at least. We get to see him again tomorrow when I go for a second ultrasound finally.

What we’re eating this week:

Easy One-Pot Lasagna — I have some leftover ricotta cheese from last week I need to use up, and this sounds like a great recipe.

Sweet and Sour Stir Fry — My best friend is doing me a huge favor by taking me to my ultrasound appointment tomorrow, so I’m going to make this stir fry vegan for her. I’m going to make it with tofu and sub out the chicken stock for vegetable stock.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops — This is a nice simple meat dish that I’m going to serve with baked potatoes.

Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Drumsticks — Another simple meat dish with mashed potatoes.

Fried Cabbage and Sausage — This is a week of using up things I already have, I have half of a head of cabbage from last week that needs using up, as much as my husband isn’t going to like it.

Weekly Meal Plan: July 23 – July 29

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Things are really ramping up to the last couple of months before the baby gets here. Tomorrow is our two year wedding anniversary and last Saturday we went into Boston to celebrate. I wanted to go on a mini overnight vacation but he only wanted a day trip, so we decided to go get food in Boston instead. It was lovely except for the fact that all the places I wanted to eat at were either not open for the day yet or had moved locations. So we got a late lunch/early dinner at my favorite takeout place and came home. It was also just way too hot. I was drowning in sweat, that is not at all cute.

My baby shower is set for the beginning of September as that was the only date that worked for some people. It’s cutting it a bit close but hopefully it will all work out. Baby just better stay in there until close to due date.

I got a great opportunity to get a second ultrasound for free at a med school. Their students need to practice their techniques and I get some free pictures of the baby out of it. I can’t wait. Our insurance only covered one so I was resigned to never seeing him again until he comes out unless I needed one. I go for that in the middle of August.

What we’re eating this week:

Orzo Skillet (pictured) — Forgot to take a pic this week so here’s an old one. I used ground beef this time instead of ground chicken or turkey. I had some left over from last week I needed to use and some spinach that was going bad.

Spaghetti — Whenever I make something with tomato sauce, my husband always asks if I’m making spaghetti, yet when I ask him what he wants to eat each week, he never asks for it. So this week he’s getting his wish and I’m making spaghetti with mushrooms.

Green Beans, Chicken and Potatoes — My husband loves simple dishes like this so I think I’ll make it for our anniversary.

Shrimp, Spinach and Rice — I haven’t made this staple dish in a while, I definitely think it’s time, so delicious!

Brazilian Beans and Rice —  A simple dish with sausage, beans and rice, will probably swap out chickpeas for the pinto beans because someone doesn’t like beans.

Weekly Meal Plan: June 18 – June 23

Coming up to the end of the month, lots going on. I have an appointment today to check on the baby as well as doing a ton of errands. I have to go to Michael’s and pick up supplies for the cakes I’m making this weekend (hopefully they have everything I need this time) as well as make my weekly Aldi run. Work has thankfully hit a slow point at the moment (but not dried up completely) and hopefully it will still be somewhat slow this weekend.

What we’re eating this week:

Tuscan One Pot (pictured) — I used ground beef instead of sausage, and chickpeas instead of beans because my husband hates beans. I also cooked some quinoa and added it at the end.

Spinach and Tofu Lasagna — No link, sorry. I’ve always put off making this because it seemed difficult but when I reread the recipe, it seemed a lot easier. So we’ll see how this turns out.

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta — Just a simple pasta dish. I want to practice making sauce with flour and butter.

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce — Another sauce with butter and flour as well as evaporated milk. This sounds really good. I’m going to pair it with some mashed potatoes.

Simply Great Pork — My usual chicken dish, only with pork chops this time. It’s great either way. Probably serve this with couscous or rice.

Weekly Meal Plan: June 4 – June 10

Nothing much going on this week except more house construction and I’m still pregnant. Currently 23 weeks, majorly uncomfortable and not getting good sleep, but still not too bad. Feeling lots of kicks but not too hard yet. We’ve already gotten tons of nice stuff, some handmedown items like a swing and a Rock and Play type thing, some clothes, a play mat with hanging toys, and a large box of diapers. A few items were already purchased off the registry as well like our car seat, the Pack and Play he’s going to sleep in at first, and things like bibs and a blanket.

This week I’ve planned out some good snacks, like hard boiling half a dozen eggs (in the oven) and purchasing Greek yogurt cups for each day. I try not to buy the individual servings but there was a good deal at Shaw’s this week. I’m going to Aldi today for a few things.

What we’re eating this week:

Green Pepper Casserole (pictured) – A real go to dish for us, this never fails to satisfy. I made it with ground chicken this week.

Chicken Parm Casserole – This is a new recipe this week. My husband loves chicken parm and I like the flavors without having to deal with breading chicken.

Skillet Pasta with Sausage – Our weekly sausage dish, it always results in a super flavorful and comforting meal.

Greek Marinated Chicken – Another new recipe, I’m picturing zesty and moist chicken with a side of quinoa.

Spaghetti – I have some meatballs in the freezer I’m going to toss in the sauce to heat up, you can never go wrong with spaghetti. I took some time yesterday to put together my spice mixes, like spaghetti sauce, taco seasoning and pizza sauce spices.

 

Weekly Pinterest Roundup — May 29

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.

Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.

Inspirational:

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My husband doesn’t have quite a problem with tools yet, but I love this idea for hanging drills and things with the batteries on top!

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It’s so important to really connect with people, especially our children. These are tips we should all keep in mind every day.

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I hope to make our kids bookworms like me, so these are some good tips to help them.

Food:

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I’m a sucker for orzo and this looks so good.

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I’m making these for dinner this week. Yum!

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Spinach Avocado Mac and Cheese. It’s meant for kids, but I would totally eat this too!

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And for dessert, this amazing looking Cookies and Cream Cheesecake.

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Or maybe banana bread taken up a notch. I made some this week but it was not this fancy.

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This cake looks amazingly divine and easy!

Style:

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I adore white dresses even though they seem like a nightmare to keep clean.

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This yellow one really caught my eye too.

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Love this simple combo of gray and white, this skirt looks so comfortable.

Weekly Pinterest Roundup — May 22

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.

Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.

Inspirational and Educational:

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I love these types of to do lists! Now if only I’d do them.

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My husband got me flowers for Mother’s Day and I used this recipe for flower food to keep them going, and they still look beautiful.

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This is a great educational article on how to deal with having a baby boy. I will be needing this soon!

Food:

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These look so delicious, I need to try them.

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I’ve always wanted to try making pesto with spinach.

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This dish looks so warm and comforting.

Style:

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I love the colors of this capsule wardrobe, I just might switch the cream for white personally.

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I like how everything goes together without being overly matchy.

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I’m seeing a theme in my taste for the week. If only I had a waist anymore.

Weekly Pinterest Roundup — May 15

Welcome to my weekly Pinterest roundup, no images belong to me, only their respective owners. Click each picture to go to the link.

Pinterest is a huge help in my day-to-day life, I use stuff from it every single day from recipes to fitness routines to just cool lifestyle ideas. Every week I like to round up a few things that I really liked recently.

Inspirational:

I’m making cake for our twin nephews again this year, and they’re into firetrucks this time. Last year it was Elmo. I’ll be making a sheet cake in the shape of a firetruck like the one below, and two dozen fire cupcakes.

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Food:

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I’ve been pretty bad with eating healthy so far in my pregnancy, though I try. I’m going to work this week on healthier snacks and lunches, and get a lot more fruits and vegetables in. This avocado toast with scrambled eggs looks delicious.

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I also like the look of this tuna and white bean salad maybe for a sandwich.

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I keep looking for good quinoa recipes because I’m not the biggest fan of it, and this looks really easy and delicious.

Style:

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For style this week, you can see I’ve been into dark florals and skirts.

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