Monday, December 31, 2012

Menu Monday

Happy New Year's Eve! We aren't doing anything this year and will probably be in bed by 9:30.  What swingers!

Here's what we'll be eating this week...

Mon: Kickass Kale Salad

I'm going to be subbing in just regular lettuce for the kale. KB's grandparents gave us a ton of greens over Christmas and I'm kinda over them for now. I'm going to be adding in lots of goodies to this salad though. KB and I both got lots of nuts and dried fruit in our stockings so I'm going to use them in this. I'll probably also add in a little bit of leftover shredded chicken.

Tues: Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Soup with Sauteed Cabbage

I love black eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread. I could eat like it's New Year's all the time!  I made this soup a few years ago and while it may not look like the most appetizing soup it is really delicious.  I'm going to sub in some country ham chunks instead of sausage for the meat.  KB has had some drama with a capital D this week so he needs something delicious when he finally gets home.

Wed: Weight Watcher's Garden Vegetable Soup

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

I really love soup and it's supposed to be all cold and nasty here this week, so this soup looks perfect. I'll probably add in some cabbage too to give it a bit more substance. It looks really good - even if it is Weight Watcher's.

Thurs: Buffalo Chicken French Bread Pizza

We went and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings a few weeks ago for the first time in a really long time and it was amazing! I'm not a huge fan of buffalo chicken wings, but I love buffalo sauce. It's so spicy and creamy and wonderful. These flat bread pizzas look like you could use them with all kinds of different toppings also.

What goodies will you be eating this week????

Friday, December 28, 2012

Break It Out

After a long and much needed break I am back!

Christmas was a bit lackluster due to the fact that I only got the bare minimum off of work and had to travel to everywhere to spend it with everyone in mine and KB's extended families.  Don't get me wrong, I love my family, but packing it all into 2 days is a bit much.  Hopefully next year I'll either have more time off work or we can work out some sort of alternate arrangement with a few of the more extended family members.

This is how I feel right now:

Stay tuned for some fun updates on our house, my upcoming juice cleanse, treadmill buying and other fun news!