Sunday, August 26, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 8.26.18

Another busy fall week! We're into the second week of the semester, so that means hopefully finding a rhythm to workdays and meal prep.
Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday: leftovers

Monday: Chicken and Hummus Flatbread "tacos" (Sun Basket)

Tuesday: Korean tteokbokki rice cake stir fry (Sun Basket)

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: crockpot turkey & black bean chili

Friday: Harissa tofu and quinoa bowls (Sun Basket)

Saturday: BBQ with friends!

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 8.19.18

Sunday: leftovers

Monday: spiced lamb meatball and swiss chard stew

Tuesday: crock-pot chicken curry

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: crock-pot turkey & black bean chili

Friday: dinner out

Saturday: New Mexican posole

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 8.12.18

Sunday: baseball game

Monday: fettuccine with mushroom alfredo

Tuesday: Sun Basket

Wednesday: Sun Basket

Thursday: crock-pot ginger peach chicken

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: Sun Basket

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 8.5.18

A new semester is approaching, and it's time to get serious about meal planning again! I'm going to try to start prepping some freezer crock-pot meals at the beginning of the month, so that dinner on long work days is easier. I'm hoping this will help me plan ahead more so that we don't end up grabbing dinner out when we both get home after 6pm. I don't have any scheduled for this week, but expect to see them in coming weeks!

Here's what we're eating for dinner this week:

Sunday: leftovers/dinner after strike

Monday: spaghetti squash parmesan

Tuesday: shakshuka with African lamb from our co-op

Wednesday: Italian sausage rigatoni with spicy cream sauce

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: steak fajitas with sweet potato & poblano

Saturday: date night and dinner out

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 5.6.18

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday: miso glazed cod with rice and greens

Monday: barbecue chicken with bulgur and summer squash (Green Chef)

Tuesday: teacher BOGO day at Chipotle! (That faculty ID comes with some fun perks occasionally!)

Wednesday: steak and soba noodle bowl (Green Chef)

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: za'atar roasted veggies (Green Chef)

Saturday: leftovers

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 4.15.18

It's been a while since I've done a meal plan post (ok, any post really!) but since I'm working on cleaning up my diet more the detailed planning began again in earnest. And what better place to try to hold myself accountable to a plan than here on the internet, right?

So, here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday: dinner at ModMarket after a day of yardwork

Monday: steak with root vegetable succotash*

Tuesday: sole with chickpeas, squash and pesto*

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: panang curry with peppers and rice*

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: dinner at an event

All of the meals with asterisks are from Sun Basket. I've written about Green Chef before, and the two companies are similar. I still get Green Chef sometimes, but since discovering my intolerance to brassica vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, etc) I've found that it's easier to find options I don't have to alter with Sun Basket. Because, especially during tech week, where is the convenience if I have to alter the recipe?

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Reading List

It's New Year's Eve again, time to share everything I've read this past year.

Starting in 2015, in addition to logging all the books and plays that I read, I also challenged myself to PopSugar's Reading Challenge. I liked the challenge, so I did it again in 2016, and again this year with the 2017 version.

This year, I also set a goal to read one Shakespeare play each month. These are all included on this list under the "plays" heading. I didn't quite make it, but I'm still pretty pleased!

As always, only books that were finished made the list; anything partially read or unfinished is not listed here.

Here's what I read in 2017:


  • The Tropic of Serpents by -a book involving a mythical creature


  • Richard III by William Shakespeare -- a book by or about a person who has a disability
  • The Addams Family Musical book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa -- a book with multiple authors
  • Henry VI Part 2 by William Shakespeare -- a book with a title that's a character's name
  • Honeymoon in Vegas book by Andrew Bergman, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown -- a book involving travel
  • Henry VI Part 1 by William Shakespeare
  • Ordinary Days music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
  • Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • Red by John Logan -- a book with a red spine
  • Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare
  • The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane -- a book set in a hotel
  • Henry IV Part 1 by William Shakespeare
  • It's Only a Play by Terrence McNally
  • Richard II by William Shakespeare -- a book written by someone you admire
  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare -- a book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown music and lyrics by Clark Gesner -- a book with a nonhuman perspective
  • The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane -- a book with an eccentric character

Unused Categories:

-a book recommended by a librarian
-a book of letters
-an audiobook
-a book by a person of color
-a book with one of the four seasons in the title
-a book that is a story within a story
-an espionage thriller
-a book with a cat on the cover
-a book by an author who uses a pseudonym
-a bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
-a book with a subtitle
-a book that's published in 2017
-a book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
-a book about food
-a book with career advice
-a steampunk novel
-a book set in the wilderness
-a book you loved as a child
-a book by an author from a country you've never visited
-a novel set during wartime
-a book with an unreliable narrator
-a book with pictures
-a book where the main character is a different ethnicity that you
-a book about an interesting woman
-a book set in two different time periods
-a book with a month or day of the week in the title
-a book that's becoming a movie in 2017
-a book set around a holiday other than Christmas
-the first book in a series you haven't read before
-a book you bought on a trip
-a book recommended by an author you love
-a bestseller from 2016
-a book with a family-member term in the title
-a book that takes place over a character's life span
-a book about an immigrant or refugee
-a book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
-a book that's more than 800 pages
-a book you got from a used book sale
-a book that's been mentioned in another book
-a book about a difficult topic
-a book based on mythology