Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan 3.12.17

I have some delicious meals planned for this week! Here's what we're eating:

Sunday: leftovers

Monday: Pasta with Kale and Walnut Pesto

Tuesday: Broiled Shrimp with Tomatoes and White Beans

Wednesday: roasted chicken and Swiss Chard au Gratin

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tacos (using the vegetables I have on hand)

Saturday: burgers and sweet potato fries (grill the burgers outside if it's warm enough)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan 3.5.17

I have some time to breathe again after a very busy February! I'm looking forward to making more food from scratch again, and maybe getting back into the habit of baking bread weekly now that we've rejuvenated our sourdough starter. We did decide to get another Green Chef box for this week though, because the menu looked tasty enough. Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday: Baked Kale with Eggs and Sausage

Monday: Cajun Mac n' Cheese (Green Chef)

Tuesday: Mediterranean Sloppy Joes (Green Chef)

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Tarragon Roasted Chicken (Green Chef)

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: dinner out before a show

And as always, if you're interested in trying out Green Chef, you're welcome to use the following code to get a box with 2 free meals:

http://greenchef.com/invite/q6xy9

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan 2.26.17

I've just come out of one tech week, and now I'm heading into another! Phew! It's a good thing Sean understands the craziness of being married to a theatre person. And, I know I've said it before, but I'm so glad we discovered Green Chef for these weeks; it makes meal planning easy, and it's given my non-cooking husband so much confidence in the kitchen.

So, here's what we're planning to eat this week:

Sunday: leftovers

Monday: Green Chef Fig Mushroom Flatbreads

Tuesday: Green Chef Chicken Katsu

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Green Chef Spanish Pork Chops

Friday: dinner out before opening night

Saturday: spaghetti and meatballs with a salad


And of course, if you're interested in trying out Green Chef, you're welcome to use the following code to get a box with 2 free meals:

http://greenchef.com/invite/q6xy9

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan 2.5.17

It's a busy week here, with lots of meetings for different plays. So we'll be doing a lot of easy, quick dinners that make leftovers!

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday: Superbowl party (we're bringing this Kale Artichoke Dip)

Monday: leftover lasagna

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Short Ribs and green beans

Wednesday: chili

Thursday: leftover short ribs

Friday: Salmon Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Saturday: date night downtown

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan 1.22.17

Here's what we're planning to eat this week.

Sunday: currywurst and saurkraut

Monday: Korean Beef and Quinoa with peas

Tuesday: Chicken Thighs with Bulgur

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Steak Fajitas with Sweet Potato and Poblano

Saturday: Mushroom, Cheddar and Toast Frittata

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Plans for 2017

I'm not big on making resolutions. It's never been a real tradition for me, and I much prefer setting goals that are achievable to making lofty resolutions. But, I've made a few plans/goals for 2017, so I thought I'd share them.

1) Read a Shakespeare play each month. I'd like to eventually work myself through the complete works, and I figure setting a goal of one per month is achievable, even with all the other plays I'll be reading for work. If I happen to read a Shakespeare play for work, it counts towards that month.

2) Start baking my own bread again. We've fallen out of the habit of baking since moving to CO, and I'd like to start up again.

3) Go camping this summer. Camping was something Sean and I each did a ton growing up, since we were both in scouts, but oddly enough have never really done together. School and work always seemed to get in the way. But we both love the outdoors, so now that neither of us is in school anymore, we must get outside again!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Reading List

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

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 to branch out my reading genres, so I did it again with their 2016 version.

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 2016:

Fiction

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold -- a romance set in the future
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan -- the first book you see in a bookstore
Wool by Hugh Howey -- a dystopian novel
Neuromancer by William Gibson -- a book with a blue cover
Proxima by Stephan Baxter -- a science-fiction novel

Plays

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw -- a book set in Europe
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol by Ken Ludwig
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Graczyk
James and the Giant Peach words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the book by Roald Dahl -- a book that's under 150 pages
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne -- a book that is published in 2016
Full Code by David Valdes Greenwood
Rapunzel by Karen Boettcher-Tate -- a book based on a fairy tale
Sunset Boulevard by Don Black and Christopher Hampton (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein -- a book you can finish in a day

Unused Categories:
--a National Book Award winner
--a YA bestseller
--a book you haven't read since high school
--a book set in your home state
--a book translated to English
--a New York Times bestseller
--a book that's becoming a movie this year
--a book recommended by someone you just met
--a self-improvement book
--a book written by a celebrity
--a political memoir
--a book at least 100 years older than you
--a book that's more than 600 pages
--a book from Oprah's Book Club
--a book recommended by a family member
--a graphic novel
--a book with a protagonist who has your occupation
--a book that takes place during summer
--a book and its prequel
--a murder mystery
--a book written by a comedian
--a book of poetry
--a classic from the 20th century
--a book from the library
--an autobiography
--a book about a road trip
--a book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
--a satire
--a book that takes place on an island
--a book that's guaranteed to bring you joy