Menu & Recipe Review (while longing for the beach)

After an anniversary weekend complete with a 'fancy' dinner, an Alabama win, and a dip in the Gulf; it's time to get back to reality. But first. . .
The water was so clear yesterday! It was simply gorgeous.
Though I long to be back down at the Gulf, I know I need to focus on tasks at home. Today's main task (as always on a Monday) was to get the meals planned for the week.

Breakfasts: Oatmeal/Grits, Yogurt w/granola & fruit, JUICE, Waffles/Pancakes (from freezer), French toast, Breakfast burritos

Lunches: Leftovers, Bean burritos, Soup w/grilled cheese, PB&J, Sesame noodles, Tuna Noodles, Cheese pizza (from freezer)

Tilapia w/microwave scalloped potatoes & peas
Tofu stir fry with noodles and veggies (something similar to this sweet chilli recipe)
Cheese ravioli in marinara w/salad
Black bean burgers w/sweet potato fries


Recipe Review

Jam filled almond muffins: Yes, I FINALLY made these. They were good overall. I did make them the night before we ate them as the whole process seemed like it would probably take longer than we wanted to wait for breakfast. In the end, it wasn't that long really. They rose well and were simply beautiful too look at. However, both the hubs and I agreed that they needed a bit more filling as they were kinda dry. I will probably double the filling next time. There will possibly be a next time.

I also got this beautiful bracelet listed in the shop today. You may recognize it from my Bead Soup Blog Party reveal from earlier this year.
Green with Envy Bracelet
 Though those tasks are complete, there are still many more on my to do list. What are you longing for this Monday? (another weekend, a trip to the beach, a nap. . . that all sounds good to me!)


  1. What a gorgeous pic of the Gulf! It makes you want to go right in! and I love that bracelet Hope .. such pretty deep green - my FAVORITE :)

    1. Cynthia- I'd say thank you for your compliment of the picture, but really I had nothing to do with it. It was really just an amazing day. The water was refreshingly cool (warm enough to get in, but cool enough that we couldn't stay in for as long as we wanted.)
      I'm so pleased you like the bracelet too! Yay! :) Thank you.

  2. Hi Hope,
    So glad to hear that you and Pat had a lovely time down at the Gulf. That is one gorgeous look at the Gulf it is amazing how clear the water was. The menu sounds yummy as usual. I am with Cynthia on the beautiful deep green color of the bracelet it is beautiful. Have a wonderful week Hope.


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