Sunday, July 14, 2019

What's for Dinner: July 14 - July 20

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Flowering garden bushes | Photo by Martin Knize via Unsplash

If you've had eyes on my Instagram feed lately, then you already know that I've been chipping away at my 40 Before 40 list. Crossing items off the list makes me feel so productive. But I'm actually surprised by how taking the first step toward completing an item makes me feel.

Like doing research on potential locations for my next mother-daughter trip with Caroline. Or making an appointment with an estate attorney to discuss finalizing our wills. Or, as a result of sharing my 40 Before 40 list, securing the contact information for a financial planner. My deadline to get these things done is definite - my 40th birthday... And that has helped me stay motivated and on track.

Now when I first shared the list, I envisioned myself dedicating a blog post to each item as I crossed them off. But with the way life is going these days, that's not a workable idea.

If you want to see how I'm doing on my progress, then I definitely suggest following me on Instagram. That should keep you satisfied until I carve out some time for a more complete update on the blog. In the meantime, why don't you check out what I've planned for dinner at our house this week?

You know... as a consolation prize. *wink*

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Strawberry Ice Cream

This no-cook recipe for strawberry ice cream is egg-free and easy to make, which means you'll have homemade ice cream that's rich and flavorful without putting in a ton of work!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe on Taste As You Go

We're getting to that part of the summer when it's too hot to do anything. My desire to meal plan plummets because I don't want to cook at all.


End of discussion.

Ah, but if only it were that simple...

Before we had kids, we'd solve the dinner dilemma by going out for frozen yogurt or ice cream. And I have to admit, it's been tempting to run the froyo play a few times over the past few weeks. But I'd hate for the kids get used to a routine like that.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

What's for Dinner: July 7 - July 13

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Grilling Steaks | Photo by Paul Hermann via

When we bought our new house, we inherited some of the big items the sellers couldn't take with them... including their grill. Unfortunately, by the time we wanted to start using it this summer, we discovered a problem with it. Too much rust damage prevented Stephen from replacing some of the broken parts. So we found ourselves buying a brand new grill... Just days before we planned to host forty people at our house for a barbecue.

Good times.

But we've broken it in, and we're ready to use the grill for more meals for the rest of the summer. I even have some grilled dishes on the horizon over the next few days. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

What's for Dinner: June 23 - June 29 {and Some Bonus Menu Plans}

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week! And then some...

A Tree-Lined Alley by Studio Dekorasyon via

Summer is here. After a week of what felt like constant rain, the temperatures jumped. Now the Connecticut humidity is creeping in, and I have to admit I'm not that excited about it.

But the weather is the only part of summer we're experiencing these days. Our schedules haven't slowed down one bit. We've attended a handful of barbecues already and are hosting one at our house next weekend. Our sweet girl starts back at day camp the following week... then Stephen and I will each be traveling for work.

We may have a breather in August.

Despite being busy and having to juggle quite a bit, I've found our weekly menu plans have been a saving grace. Yes, I've had to dig deep to actually plan our dinners. Yes, I've had to find the energy to place our grocery orders online. But, wow... did I felt so accomplished when I got to check those things off my to-do list.

If anything, I need to keep meal-planning to stay somewhat sane. So here's what I've planned for dinner at our house over the next few days...

And, as a bonus, keep reading to see our menu plans from the last three weeks... You know, the ones I didn't get around to sharing. They may not be timely, but they may help spark inspiration for you as you plan dinners for your family!