Last Week

Whoops! I kind of forgot to post last week. So, I’m officially on day 22 of my ‘no eating out or sweets’ deal and I feel great! It takes 21 days to make a habit, so I’m thinking the hardest part may be over. Here’s what we did last week for dinners.

Sunday – Actually, I wanted to share that in the future someday I want to open a Bed and Breakfast. So I’m practicing now. We had some friends over for brunch last Sunday to test out some recipes. I just love breakfast, plus it gives me a chance to eat something on the sweeter side.

We had Stuffed French Toast, Sausage and Spinach Frittata, and fresh pineapple rolled with prosciutto. And, the best part, all light recipes!!

That evening, we had pre-marinated lamb tips from Trader Joes, a rice medley (also from TJ’s) and a fresh spinach salad with homemade viniagrette dressing.

Monday – Leftovers from Sunday night

TuesdayRoasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta. This dish is one of my favorites. I make it into 8 servings so it isn’t quite as high in calories. It tastes so rich, and is actually quite light. I served it with a spinach salad and homemade dressing.

Wednesday – ‘Potato Pizzaz’ (a baked potato, filled with steamed broccoli, leftover bacon, cheese, and light ranch). It’s super filling and not too many calories. Feels like a treat.

Thursday – I’m not going to lie. I had a long afternoon and we had to eat quick before Bible study. So, Dan made himself a delicious bowl of Mac and Cheese, and I had cornflakes and a egg. Hey, I can’t cook EVERY night!

Friday Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers, Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes, and Fresh Cantaloupe slices.

I’m currently planning out next week’s menus. Plus, I joined a co-op this week, which I’m very excited about. Every Saturday, I will be getting a box of all organic fruits and vegetables, grown from local farmers. It will be different every week, so I’m excited to try it out. Here’s the website in case you’re interested:

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