Hi Friends! I’m back with my weekly (I’ll throw that term around loosely) update. I have lots going on, so I’m glad I’m re-motivated to get back to my list. Here goes:
#19 – Put up some wall decor in my living room – Complete. As mentioned in my last post, I found these fabulous frames @ Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I feel like the room has been transformed and feels more homey (not as in homey the clown). Me likey!
#20 – Cook for a whole week; no take-out – One of our budget busters is going out to dinner, ordering take-out for any meal, etc. In an effort to try to combat that, I decided that we would just try to avoid take-out of any kind for a whole week. Thanks to my whiteboard (see below), we’ve been doing well. Let’s see if we can get through the next two days (Friday/Saturday are the biggest offenders). I have to admit, this is equally as hard as #82 (24 Hours w/o a sarcastic comment).
For the record, this is my ‘planned menu’ – I purposely throw in some easy meals in case I get lazy after work!
#54 Try 10 New Recipes – So tonight for dinner I was supposed to make Spinach Stuffed Chicken (I swapped out Tuesday/Thursday because I was exhausted when I got home and didn’t want to put effort into dinner), but when I got home tonight, the idea of Spinach Stuffed Chicken just didn’t thrill me. So, after raiding my cabinets, I found a can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup and this recipe (see picture below). It was fab, except I had to tell the babes that I used “Italian Seasoning” instead of pesto (he doesn’t like it) just to get him to try it – he said it was delicious! I’m sure I could healthify it, but the first go I made sure to make it as is:
You can click here for the recipe (note that I used shells since I didn’t have bow tie pasta)
#97 – Learn how to make guacamole – So, after a brief tutorial of avocado’s with my co-worker (thanks Jenn), I finally made my own guacamole. (It’s pretty sad that I thought if the skin of the avocado was bright green it was ripe – wow I was wrong) and that explains why I was having setbacks)!! Holy Guacamole! It was fab and I ate it all in one sitting (yep, piggy right here). Click here for the recipe (and I promise you won’t be disappointed!!).
So I’m off to finish preparing for my yard sale this weekend (yay for completing #88). I hope you all enjoy the fall-like weather; time to go have some tea! Enjoy!