Steak and Potatoes- A Love Story

There once was a girl. The girl was a vegetarian for a very long time. Then one day she ate some steak and never looked back. Here are some pretty pictures of steak and potatoes just so you understand the loss she had for such a long time.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Steak, Twice Baked Potatoes, and Pan Steamed Broccoli

Porterhouse Steak, Slow Cooked Mushrooms and Onions, and Steak Butter Mashed Potatoes

Steakhouse Dinner at Home

Living a Dream

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Hey guys! I made this meal  last night for the family. It was so easy. All I did was put six chicken breasts in the crockpot with a bottle of barbecue sauce. I added some salt, pepper, and onion powder. I cooked it on low all day long, and when I got home from work, dinner was almost ready. All I had to do was shred the chicken. We put it on buns and made BBQ sandwiches. I served with a side of mac & cheese and broccoli.

Weekend Wrap-up 10/16

Happy Sunday! Why does the weekend have to go buy so fast? This was a pretty awesome one. We spent lots of time with family and friends, so whenever you get to do that, it is super special. Here are a few pictures of the weekend…

Best Friends


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Lots of fun at the fair! I feel like October weekends are the best! Lots of carnivals, fairs, and corn mazes to go to all leading up to Halloween.031.JPGEven the moms joined in on the face painting fun!034

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Playing in the creek and making memories that will always put a smile on their face!

Mozzarella Chicken

Hey guys! It has been a long time! Between work, homework, cheer, etc. life has been very busy here. Dinners have been random hodgepodge meals that we have fit in  between activities.  Nothing really blog worthy, though; quesadillas, pizza, sandwiches, eggs, and cereal have all  been staples. Tonight is actually the first time all week that I have had a chance to cook a main dish meal . So easy to make and loved by all at the dinner table!

Mozzarella Chicken


4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
8 slices of mozzarella
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
1/2 pound of whatever pasta you have on hand- I used penne


Preheat oven to 350. Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray. Open up chicken by slicing 2/3 of the way through the meat. Add one slice of mozzarella in the middle. Top with 1/2 of the jar of marinara sauce and the other slice of cheese. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165. Put it on broil for a few minutes to get that pretty coloring on the top of the cheese. Serve with a side of cooked pasta combined with the rest of the sauce and some toasty bread.


Veggie Cauliflower Rice

Hello again! So I found a head of cauliflower that I totally forgot about in the vegetable drawer. I decided to try something crazy and make it in to rice. I have seen lots of these recipes floating around. Many call for a bag of riced cauliflower. Well, that seems a bit strange to buy when you already have a head of cauliflower! It had a few brown spots on it, which is still totally safe to eat, so I just cut it up in to chucks and put it in the food processor. 055

Then I added a few more veggies…056

I added these veggies to a bit of olive oil with a generous portion of salt and pepper. Then I cooked them down a bit for about 6 minutes. 057

Then I added the cauliflower and snap peas and cooked for about 10 more minutes all together. I added a bit of teriyaki, but I also think if I had it, I would have added some sesame oil.


Such an easy and healthy dish!

Weekly Meal Plan 10/2/16

Hey guys! I hope you had an awesome weekend! Yesterday, we¬†cheered on our teams (even though they all lost), spent quality family time together, and I met up with an old high school friend for dinner (Thai) and drinks (wine bar). Today was all about sleeping in, brunch, and lazy afternoons. Tonight the girls are having a picnic in front of the TV eating cheese and meat cracker sandwiches (think Lunchables) and I am creating some veggie dishes for myself to have for lunches for the week. Here is how I envision this week going down…

Sunday- Making Veggie Cauliflower Rice and Spaghetti Squash to keep on hand in the fridge for this week

Monday- Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry with Fresh Noodles (a few versions up on the blog, but I am thinking of a way to make this one kind of different)

Tuesday- Turkey Burgers

Wednesday-  Competition Cheer Tryouts for Becca- Dinner at Opa afterwards (local Mediterranian joint)

Thursday- Clean out the Fridge Night

Friday- IDK

What are you guys making this week? Share in the comments section!

Happy October! Yea for Fall and cooler weather!

Cereal Bar

Cereal sounded good to all of us, so I pulled out all the boxes and let the girls choose. They made quite the concoctions! Reminded me of college when we used to mix up all the different kinds from those long tube things. Anyone remember that?  No shame in having cereal for dinner!!!

Weekend Wrap Up and Meal Plan 9/18/16

Long time since I have  blogged last. It has really been a big adjustment this year. Lots of cheer practices, games, work, and busy family stuff going on here. We actually have been eating, but just nothing really new or blog worthy. I am really missing being creative in the kitchen, so I am hoping that I can shake off all the craziness,  get back in the kitchen to relax, and create some fun new dishes!

This weekend the hubby and I went to what we call a Family Dinner with our best friends. It was my girl Jess’ birthday, so we did a lot of fun ¬†“adulting” thingsūüėČ That is all I am going to say about that! The girls had fun at their grandparents house, and Brutus got some doggie play and spa time at Camp Bow Wow. A ¬†fun time was had by all. Today we all chilled, mommy took a much needed nap, and then we shopped for dinners this week.

Here is what is on the game plan…

Tonight- Roasted Chicken Plain and Simple- salt, pepper, olive oil

Monday- Crock Pot BBQ Pork Ribs

Tuesday- Mushroom Risotto

Wednesday- Chicken Pesto Pasta

Thursday- Breakfast for dinner! Maybe french toast or pancakes with eggs?

Friday- Family Night Out- Probably Mexican or Sushi

Enjoy the rest of your night!