Monday, October 29, 2012

Menu Plan Monday (Year 2, Week 44)

So we had a pretty busy weekend, and I haven't made a menu plan or even gone to the grocery store yet!   We had Sunday school dinner on Friday, celebrated Ryan's dad's b-day Saturday after the South Carolina vs. Tennessee game, then had friends over Sunday for a pumpkin carving party.

I made chicken chili and hot corn dip for Sunday's festivities, so we have some leftovers for today, but after that, I'm thinking about picking up the ingredients for several things on the Eat at Home menu from this week.  The whole week's menu just looks fabulous to me.  It doesn't hurt that she has the whole menu and grocery list ready to go for you either.  That being said, not sure yet what we are eating all week, but I'll come back and update when I figure out the plan!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Plan Monday (Year 2, Week 43)

We have various things happening this week, so I know what I'm cooking, just haven't decided when I'm cooking it yet.

10.22.12- Pork chops and Spicy Sweet Potatoes
10.23.12- Easy Crockpot Potato Soup
10.24.12- Leftovers
10.25.12- Ground Turkey Tacos & Homemade Guacamole
10.26.12- Sunday school dinner out
10.27.12- USC vs. Tennessee... Dinner tbd
10.28.12- Chicken Crescent Casserole

Monday, October 15, 2012

Menu Plan Monday (Year 2, Week 42)

10.15.12 - Sour Cream & Bacon Crockpot Chicken
10.16.12 - Leftovers
10.17.12 - Grill Steaks
10.18.12 - Leftover Freezer Stuffed Shells
10.19.12 - Supper Club - in charge of appetizer
10.20.12 - USC vs. Florida.. TBD
10.21.12 - Soup & Sandwiches

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ready, Set, Race Week!

If you didn’t already know, it’s RACE WEEK! I’ve had several good weeks of running in a row, including my first (and probably only) ever award for coming in 2nd place in my age group this past weekend at the Habitat for Humanity 15K. Maybe for the ego boost, I’ll run in it again next year. There weren’t too many brave souls who took on the 15K version of this challenging and HILLY course. However, it left me feeling much more confident for this weekend. Once the soreness in my quads wore off, Jenny and I headed out for the last short runs before race day on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

I tried to look back at my TNT page and blog from last year to see how I was feeling about my upcoming half-marathon, but I wrote more that week about my overall gratefulness to everyone who supported me through TNT than my actual feelings about running the race itself. Ultimately, that race was much more about the CAUSE than the running, so looking back, it makes a lot of sense.

I recall being nervously excited, but overall knowing my race was a part of a much bigger cause, therefore, however the race went, I’d be happy at the end. This year, I’m plain excited that we made it through our training all by ourselves, and hopefully I’ll have a new PR to go along with this sweet bling around my neck on Saturday! Please say a prayer for me and my running buddies that we all have a good race day and that those crazy side-stitches and any other pains stay FAR away

Monday, October 8, 2012

Menu Plan Monday, (Year 2, Week 41)

After a great weekend (awesome race, awesome football team win), we're back and ready for the week to get started!  My sister called and asked me for a recipe today and it inspired me to pull out an old favorite to cook this week.  Then, this weekend it's finally half-marathon time so we'll be visiting some of our favorite spots in Pawley's Island!

10.8.12 - Homemade Pizza
10.9.12 - Freezer Meal - Three Cheese & Beef Stuffed Shells
10.10.12 - Zuppa Toscana
10.11.12 - Leftovers
10.12.12 - Pre-run Pasta... probably at Pastaria 811
10.13.12 - Post-race Pizza & Pitcher's at Massey's
10.14.12 - Dinner on the Road

Monday, October 1, 2012

Menu Plan Monday (Year 2, Week 40)

Week 40?  How can this be?  Only 12 weeks left in 2012, and I'm totally not ready for the holidays to be upon us, and especially not a whole new year!

10.1.12 - Homemade Pizza (didn't make it last week)
10.2.12 - Crockpot Shredded Beef Tacos with Blackbeans, Chips & Guac
10.3.12 - Leftovers (cause those tacos are awesome, and make a huge meal!)
10.4.12 - Thai Chicken Bites w/ Rice
10.5.12 - Grilling out
10.6.12 - USC vs. UGA Tailgate
10.7.12 - TBD

This is also the last week before my next half marathon!  Cannot believe it is almost here.... trying to fit in a few more short training runs (easy ones, to avoid injury), and a 15K race here at home to "warm up" for the big day in Georgetown!  So excited!!