Sunday, September 30, 2012

Menu Planning Challenge accepted!

It is time to give some long overdue attention to my little blog.  I have been cooking up a storm in my kitchen but not taking the time to document any of it.  I am sure many others in the blogging world can relate!

My friend Laura at has teamed up with her friend Jill to organize a menu planning challenge for the month of October.  This inspired me to re-commit to my blog and try to change up my weekly meals.  I am going to try two new recipes this week!

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Here is my plan for the week. I hope I can stick to it!

Sunday: Dinner at a friend's house

Monday: Chicken, basil pasta with a side of garlic broccolini

Tuesday: Herb-crusted pork chops (new recipe!), rice and peas

Wednesday: Spaghetti bolognese with green beans

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Santa Fe crockpot chicken (new recipe!)

Saturday: Roast pork tenderloin, roast potatoes and green beans

While this is a blog about cooking for my family, I would like to add that we joined our local YMCA this week.  I have spent the last nine months trying to prepare more health-conscious meals so it only makes sense that the next step would be to try and be healthier outside of the kitchen!  I really love the feeling of community at the Y and appreciate that our daughter can also be included on our quest to become healthier.