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a menu & a challenge (yes, another)

My good friend Kenlie is hosting a challenge! A cooking challenge. Ok, ok, I have to be honest this isn’t too much of a challenge to me. I cook  dinner almost every night. If I don’t cook, my husband does. Most of the time. Since we went #wheatfree on June 1st we have been ordering take out a lot less… A LOT less, in fact, I think we only ordered out once – and that was sushi last night.

I have discovered a serious love for cooking. The kitchen is actually a place to contemplate life and the struggles that just happen. Cutting veg, washing dishes, and prepping an awesomely fantastic meal. I may sound crazy but I really like my kitchen time. I don’t always want to have to do it, but I do enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Kenlie’s challenge isn’t exactly a challenge – I cook most nights anyway, but I am going to challenge myself anyway. I WILL cook at least 5 nights each week and I will take pictures – good pictures, not just the crappy pics I take on my crappy non-smart cell phone. I own a Canon Rebel xs but I have never really learned how to use the damn thing. So, I will add a bit of a challenge to Kenlie’s challenge….I will use my cool Canon (which needs a name) to take my dinner pics.

Now, onto the menu!!

Sunday: Venison Steaks, baked potatoes and spinach sauteed with garlic.

Monday: Chicken Sausage, tomato & basil all sauteed with zucchini spaghetti

Tuesday: Pork Tenderloin, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts

Wednesday: Burgers with lettuce “rolls” and potato salad & corn on the cob

Thursday: Chinese Beef stirfry over rice

Friday: Seafood Boil. The works – shrimp, crab legs, corn on the cob, sausage, clams

and here are a few crappy pics from last week’s dinners:

Chicken & Sausage Bake

yummy salald

Spinach stuffed Pork, roasted cabbage & potato salad

What’s on your menu?!?

weekly menu & #wheatfreeday 3

On the Menu

Dinners:

Sunday:  Late Lunch of Steak & no-mayo potato salad, lite dinner or Potato Leek Soup (the husband’s recipe)

Monday: Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin with roasted cabbage

Tuesday: Taco Salad topped with black bean & corn salsa

Wednesday: Venison Steaks, potatoes and asparagus

Thursday: Chicken, sausage & potato bake (something like this)

Friday: Fish (Tilapia) Tacos with mango salsa, and yellow rice & beans

Saturday: Pork Chops with grilled veggies

Lunches: chef salad, cucumber & tomato salad, black bean & chicken salad, potato & leek soup, detox salad, and leftovers and maybe lettuce cups

#wheatfree Day 3 Eats

my coffee

bacon & cheddar omelet

steak &   no-mayo potato salad

my coffee

leek & potato soup

apple

strawberry granita

buttery microwave popcorn (munchies for Game of Thrones season finale)

the plans, week of april 23rd

Sunday: Gumbo over rice

Monday:  Crockpot Pork, mashed potatoes & asparagus

Tuesday: Raviolis & Salad

Wednesday: Chinese-style Chicken Stirfry

Thursday: Sirloin, baked potatoes (sweets for me) & salad

Friday: Veal Paprika

extras:

asian-inspired vegetable soup

roasted red-pepper hummus

chop veggies for lunches

grill chicken breasts for lunches)

veggie quiches

Workouts:

Monday: NROLFW, S2, WO A#1

Tuesday: Zumba

Wednesday: NROLFW, s2, WO B#1

Thursday: yoga & elliptical

Friday: NROLFW, S2, WO A#2

Saturday: elliptical

Making Plans Monday

On the Menu:

Monday: Veggie Omelets, Side of Bacon, Homefries

Tuesday: Mongolian Beef, green beans and rice

Wednesday: Man Pleasing Chicken, Potato & Greens casserole (I am making this recipe minus the pie crust)

Thursday: Beef Stew with Big Old Salad

Friday: Tilapia with Winter Veggie Stew

 

In the Gym:

Monday: NROLFW, S1 WO B

Tuesday: elliptical, bike, stretch

Wednesday: NROLFW, S1 WO A

Thursday: BONUS or Rest

Friday: NROLFW, S1 WO B

Saturday: yoga dvd

Sunday: active rest (if weather is cooperative we want to take Lucy walking in the wood)

 

Misc. Tasks To-DO this week:

  • Drink 64oz water every day
  • Eat 5 fruits/veggies every day
  • Stretch my calf daily*
  • balance on “bad” leg every day*
  • TRACK food and fitness every day
  • walk 3 times outside (with husband and dog)
  • one yoga dvd workout
  • make eye appointments for me & husband

*Doug, my PT, says I need to do these every day!

I think that is enough planning, don’t you?!?

 

 

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