Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for July

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for July at once.

Let me kick off by saying this -- you guys are the best. I can't even begin to tell you how loved and supported you've made me feel ever since I made my big announcement. It sounds as if you're excited as I am to see how this next chapter is going to inspire the blog.

And, as of yesterday, I'm one step closer to the official beginning of that adventure. We've registered Caroline for daycare and I've set the start date at my new job.

But... If there were ever an appropriate time for me to use the phrase "all the feels," then this is it. Having me go back to work is the right thing for our family right now, and I'm thrilled about this opportunity. But part of me can't help feel sad knowing that my time at home with Caroline is coming to an end.

It's going to take a while for us to get used to our new normal. And while we're adjusting, this month's menu plan is either going to save us or it's going to go largely ignored.

Only time will tell.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

White Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Prosciutto {and a Big Announcement}

This recipe for White Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Prosciutto originally appeared on Taste As You Go in 2014. It appears here with slight modifications and updated photos.

As I'm typing this, a slight breeze is billowing in through the open window of our living room. Our dog is laying next to me on the couch, and classical music is playing in the background. After an unexpected break from blogging (more on that in a minute), it feels great to be writing again.

I had intended to write more often this month. But Stephen has been traveling a lot for work recently, and I needed wanted to focus my attention on other things. Like lobster rolls and trips to the farm and spending time with friends.

But the main reason why I haven't been writing lately is because things are about to change around here... BIG TIME.

Monday, June 6, 2016

13 Iced Coffee Recipes That Will Keep You Cool this Summer

Looking for ways to keep cool this summer? Love iced coffee drinks? Then keep reading! 

13 Iced Coffee Recipes | Taste As You Go

Armed with a belated birthday gift from my sister, I've been making a lot of trips to Starbucks lately. I'm not a regular Starbucks customer, so the trips have been somewhat extravagant.

But I've been solo-parenting a toddler for the better part of a month while Stephen's been on the road for work. So the Starbucks runs have helped me maintain my sanity when he's been gone.

Once the gift card balance runs low, though, I know I'll have to ease up on the Starbucks. Thank goodness I have this round-up of iced coffee recipes to try at home.

Now I don't have to cut the diaper budget to pay for my Frappuccinos. ;-)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for June

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for June at once.

When I share our monthly menu plans, I like to do so on the last day of the month (i.e. sharing the menu plan for May on April 30). That way, it feels like I'm slightly ahead of the game. But late last night, while weeding through emails, I realized I hadn't written up the menu plan for June yet.

I considered giving myself a pass this time. Especially since it's been a little tough around here lately. Though, I knew that delaying the menu plan post, even by just one day, would throw me off my game... And it would open the door to more excuses.

So I set a timer and gave myself the challenge to Get. It. Done.