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Weekly Meal Planning Made Simple Week 21

January 7, 2015

One of my goals for this month is to get back into cooking for my family.  Moving the table and chairs into the kitchen has made all the difference.  The kids can actually sit down and help me or play games or get creative with their art supplies while I prepare dinner.  We turn up the iPod and jam out! 

I seriously can't believe we waited to long to make that happen.  Especially when the perfect solution was staring at us right in the face.  Well, from the garage at least.  I let the dream of the perfect kitchen island get in the way of making this room feel inviting and functional.  Does that ever happen to you?  If I'm totally honest, I also have to admit that we moved a tv into the kitchen last week and that's making things a whole lot more comfortable in there as well. 

We are so bad about tv in our house.  Yesterday I watched three episodes of Gilmore Girls while I was cooking.  That's my newest binge watch on netflix. I've been watching some pretty heavy stuff and needed some light fluff for awhile.



Vegetable Brown Rice bowl with homemade teriyaki sauce || Broccoli Chicken Mac & Cheese || Chicken and Asparagus Pasta with Chicken || Cherry Tomato Basil Angel Hair Pasta || One Pot Tortellini and Sausage Creamy Tomato Soup

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11 comments:

  1. Yum. I think I will try that Tortellini and Sausage tomato soup this week now that the temperatures have dropped here in Pensacola!! I love your weekly meal round-ups :)

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    1. thanks! I haven't done them in a while and I've been missing them! I'm into rich comfort food right now with the colder weather but I need to find some healthier stuff to post too!

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  2. The Barefoot Contessa's minestrone veg. Soup is great for that! Healthy & hearty & homemade.... Perfect for this kind of weather :)

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  3. These look delicious, Julia! That tortellini soup -- oh my!

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    1. Have you tried the tortellini soup I posted in my first or second meal planning weeks? I'm curious how this one compares

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  4. I've made both the Mac and cheese and the angel hair pasta- both are excellent! The Mac and cheese is now in our rotation :)

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    1. Can't wait to try it! Wells and I will be all over this!

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  5. always love meal ideas and these all look so good especially the first one, I have been craving ethnic food!

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    1. Me too! I haven't found any good pales here for my Basil cravings so I'm getting Matt to cook this one for me :)

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  6. So, I still feel brain dead most days ( sleep deprivation :/ ) and by Sat ( when I meal plan) I just kind of throw in the towel and we have almost the same thing every week!! I'm just going to use your plans instead! Ha thanks for sharing, Lady!!

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