Italian Wonderpot Rob and I had this last week and it was AMAZING! I added pre-cooked chicken sausage right to the boiling pot and it worked. We were skeptical being Italian, but it was SO good!
Today, on another boring summer day (feel free to insert eye roll here), I decided it was time to break in my pizzelle maker I received from my mother-in-law for Christmas! All the Italians in my family have their own … Continue reading
It’s been a little while since my last posting, but this month has been crazy! I had 3 Saturday sessions in a row before my students’ AP Exam last week, and have been going to the doctor, chiropractor, and now … Continue reading
When I’m eating leftovers at work in my classroom or on lunch duty I often get the question: “How do you have time to make all that food?!” So I decided to answer that very question today. As mentioned last … Continue reading
This weekend was a VERY productive one: Partially because I was majorly behind on cleaning, and partially because I’ll be working the next three weekends because the AP test is in 3 weeks! So I decided that I needed to get the house SUPER clean and organized so I wouldn’t lose my mind later on. But in doing all of the things I had to do this weekend I devised a plan for the future in order to make sure the next three weeks are not pure hell. Note: I do all of these already periodically, but could be more consistent on each.
1.) Plan ahead for meals- I do this each week. On Saturday (at latest) I choose recipes for the week, usually from Pinterest, and email my husband and I a shopping list.
2.) cook enough for leftovers- I do this every night almost, and when I don’t I regret it. Of course it’s easy for us since most recipes feed four and there’s only 2 of us. But rob and I have leftovers at least twice a week for lunch. After dinner I split the remainders up into single portions in travel containers.
3.) clean a little each day – I need to be better at this, but the plan is simple. Split your cleaning up throughout the week. Clean one bathroom Monday and one on Tuesday, sweep the floors every day and wash them once a week, wash windows Thursday, etc. Usually I leave it all for one day but I am trying a new routine.
4.) do some laundry during the week (instead of saving it all for the weekend.)- there’s nothing worse than spending all Sat or Sunday morning doing laundry. Do yourself a favor and do a few loads on Wednesday or Thursday!
5.) choose your outfits the night before – this one is a no brainer. If you’re like me, and I’m going to assume most women are, picking out your outfit before work can be a 15 minute ordeal. Save yourself time (AND STRESS) in the morning by picking it out the night before after checking out the weather. I put mine laid out in the guest room.
Hope this post helps you have a better week!
Tonight I made 3 more things that I found on Pinterest: Ultimate Crockpot Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Roasted Green Beans and Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I followed the directions as listed on those sites for the recipes. I ended up adding more … Continue reading
Tonight for dinner I made two more things from blogs I found through Pinterest: Steak with Balsamic Reduction Sauce and Roasted Asparagus with Feta. Both were EXTREMELY easy and could be done on a work night if I was working … Continue reading
I’m on Spring Break this week and I realized it’s been MONTHS since I have posted a blog post. Sorry guys! Quarter 3 was INSANE at school! I started a program called Team Academic which is an extracurricular for students … Continue reading
Hey all! I just popped in for a Weight Watchers update! So I’m happy to say I just finished week 1 of Weight Watchers for the second time, and this week was MUCH easier than last time! The first time … Continue reading
So if you read my last post you know I am doing Weight Watchers again for the New Year. I appreciate all of the “you don’t need to”s, but my back still bothers me and I can’t work out yet, … Continue reading