Weekly Menu August 25

“If my life had a flavor, it would be coffee.”

I found this quote on Pinterest the other day, and it perfectly describes how I’m feeling on this cool Monday morning! Getting up early for the gym was a struggle, and the crisp air foreshadowing fall didn’t make it any better (summer, I already want you back!).

So, coffee helped. And so did this list from Joy the Baker: 11 Little Ways to Get Through This Monday. I especially love this: “…an after work situation is a lovely carrot to dangle in front of your face.” With that idea in mind, I’m looking forward to yoga, and then steak and a glass of wine this evening!

Plus, I just discovered what I’m going to do with all of the bananas in my freezer this week.

Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Weekly Menu August 25

Monday: Grilled Steak with Summer Nectarine Salad

Tuesday: Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Wednesday: Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thursday: Chipotle Cheddar Turkey Burgers with fresh corn

Friday: Susie’s French Chicken with Goat Cheese & Arugula Pasta Salad

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Weekly Menu: June 9

After a weekend full of enchiladas, chips and salsa, pizza, apple crisp and wine, I’m in dire need of vegetables. So, we’re starting out Monday with spaghetti squash.

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of spaghetti squash. But, once I actually started cooking with it, I fell in love! It’s not exactly the same texture as pasta, but it’s a great lighter substitute. Since it’s a little bland on it’s own, the key is a good sauce! I love the meat sauce below, but it’s also delicious with this pesto sauce (or, on those busier days, a not-so-homemade jar…whatever).

Plus, I had to throw my pomegranate guacamole in this week. I’ve been craving it! And it will be the perfect Friday complement to a summer margarita 🙂

The Best Easy Guacamole

Weekly Menu: June 9

Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu Sauce + roasted broccoli

Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas + grilled corn

Wednesday: Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches + baked potato wedges

Thursday: Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Friday: Turkey Tacos with Pomegranate Guacamole