Sunday, March 1, 2015

Menu Plan: March 1 - March 7

Sharing our Menu Plan for March 1 - March 7, 2015
Via Instagram

I'm a little more than four weeks away from my due date and trying to enjoy every last peaceful moment before the baby arrives. Like the moment I captured in the above photo... I had a few minutes before I had to leave the house this afternoon to meet some of my former coworkers for lunch, and I just sat with Monty in my lap (or what's left of it).

I could have spent that time writing baby shower thank-you cards or sorting piles of paperwork in my office, but I chose to stay quiet and focus on our sweet dog, who has already sensed that big things are on the horizon. I want him to know that I still love him even though I can't get down on the floor and play with him like I used to.

Things are going to change in every area of my life, including here, on Taste As You Go. Although I have goals and good intentions that involve sticking to a regular publication schedule, I have absolutely no way of knowing what life will be like once the baby is here or how Stephen and I will handle adjusting to parenthood. I know there's no way that I can promise to blog regularly... but I do know that I can promise I'll continue to blog when life allows.

I love sharing my recipes and restaurant reviews with you. I also love sharing my stories and little glimpses into my life that have nothing to do with food. I just hope you'll all stay with me during these next few months... because, honestly, it's only going to get better from here.

With that said, I'm pretty excited to be sharing our menu plan for the week. Not necessarily because I'm preparing anything terribly exotic but because I actually created the menu plan in the first place. That right there is a big deal in my world. ;-)

Keep reading to see what's on deck for dinner for us this week!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Burgery Company - Emmaus, PA

If you're looking for specialty burgers in the Lehigh Valley, then head to The Burgery Company in Emmaus!
The Burgery Company - Emmaus, PA

It's probably cruel of me to be talking about a burger joint on the first Friday of Lent, especially for those who abstain from eating meat on Fridays. I promise you that I'm not trying to be cruel. Instead, I'm viewing this review as a means suggesting where you should grab lunch this weekend, when it'll be perfectly okay to head to The Burgery Company in Emmaus, PA to order one of their specialty burgers and a satisfying, starchy side.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Garlicky Grilled Tequila and Lime Shrimp

Serve this tequila and lime shrimp over rice for an easy weeknight meal!
Garlicky Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp

You guys can't see it, but I'm wearing a silly little grin on my face right now. Why? Because I originally tested this recipe and shot the corresponding photos back in July. It has taken me seven months to finally sit down and write about it.

That's not surprising to me, though. This time frame coincides with my pregnancy (I found out I was expecting at the end of July), and life since that point has really been all over the place. Even though I'm sharing this recipe for Garlicky Grilled Tequila and Lime Shrimp several months behind schedule, I think sharing it at all can be considered one for the Win Column.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Menu Plan: February 15 - February 21

Sharing our Menu Plan for February 15 - February 21, 2015

I'm pleased to say that I did next to nothing today and I absolutely loved it. More like, I absolutely needed it. I was up for more than half the night last night with pregnancy insomnia, so by the time noon rolled around, I was in desperate need of a nap. I had originally intended to sleep for 20 minutes or so, but I wound up sleeping for a full 3 hours!

Bliss. Pure bliss.

Yes, I have a to-do list more than a mile long, and I normally take advantage of Sundays in order to cross as many items off that list as possible. But I just wasn't feeling it today, and it felt great to give myself a day off.

(Okay, I still managed to do some laundry, but that's only because I hate doing laundry during the week.)

My decision to basically ignore my to-do list is the reason why this week's menu plan is coming to you so late. But... better late than never right? :)

Keep reading to see what's on deck for dinner for us this week!