Menu, Recipe Review, and Shop News

I feel like I accomplished so much yesterday (and even already today) that I didn't even stop. Somehow I completely forgot to take the time to mention what's on my menu this week. So here goes:

Breakfasts: Oatmeal/Cheese grits, Juice, Wheat pancakes, Eggs w/bacon & toast, Coffee cake muffins
Coffee Cake Muffins from Keeping Life Creative
Lunches: PB&J, Bean burritos, Soup w/grilled cheese, Chicken salad roll-up, Simple sesame noodles w/baby carrots, Pizza quesidillas, Leftovers
Simple Sesame Noodles from The Pioneer Woman

English Country Cheddar Soup from Serious Eats

Slow cooker sticky chicken wings w/hashbrown casserole & green beans (carried over from last week)
Grilled chicken w/grilled corn on the cob & boiled red potatoes
Zucchini with Spaghetti, Walnuts, and Herbs from Pink of Perfection

I'm looking forward to each of these meals and am linking up my menu at I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.
Recipe review

Let me review the new recipes we tried out last week.
1. Mushroom Lasagna: I failed to read the directions or the comments before I made this dish so I was unaware of how long it would take and how many dishes it would dirty. In the end (finally), it was really tasty and mine looked just like the picture. However, because of the time and mess it made I'm not positive I'll make it again. . .I may though as it's a great vegetarian option.

2. The Best Broccoli: I'll admit that this wasn't the first time I've ever made this broccoli but it deserves a review. It is SO SO SO GOOD!! I will be making this version of roasted broccoli for may years to come!

3. Pioneer Woman's Perfect Potato Soup: This soup was quite tasty. Though, I kinda hated having to blend it in the blender (I WILL have an immersion blender one day!) I did save the leftovers in the freezer for eating later, but I probably won't make this version of potato soup again. I actually have another one that we prefer. This was worth the effort, but just not as great.

Shop news

Newly listed
Renewal Necklace
Doo-Dad Earrings
On sale
Pretty Pink Princess Necklace - 30% off
That's all the news that's new today. Now it's back to the grind for me. I hope your week is going swimmingly as well!


  1. I love your recipe selection, Hope. I will be trying the noodles first, as soon as I locate some rice vinegar (never heard of it LOL). I love it when I have everything on hand for a simple dish. Yum!

  2. Those noooodles loooooooook soooooooooooo gooooooooooooood


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