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Friday, February 26, 2016

Sweet Potato Rounds

*This is a re-post ... only because I've been busy as heck between house-hunting, fielding buyer calls, my new side hustle (news on that soon) AND packing and decluttering stuff ... and since I'm making these this weekend, I figured I'd put it out there for all of you who are looking for a little healthier foods!

I never really knew if I liked sweet potatoes or not ... I mean, heck, who doesn't like something covered in brown sugar (or maple syrup) and then marshmallows over the top? What I didn't like was the stringy-mushy texture of that stuff ... but I would take a little orange stuff and LOTS of toasted marshmallows during the holidays.

Now. Not so much. It does kind of suck when you grow up and learn to read the labels and whats good for you and what's really not. Being an adult does stink sometimes!

So ... with the Whole30 thing underway (which by the way, I jumped ship on Day 6 at lunch time and hurried up and caught up to the boat and jumped back on asap!) I'm back to experimenting ... *UPDATE - ha, that didn't really happen for a Whole30 Days, you know that, right?

And ...

I give you SWEET without the cloying, sticky stuff ...

This was so stinkin easy to do that I'm actually surprised I never tried it before ...


Grab yourself a couple of sweet potatoes ... I used 3 here and peel them.

Once peeled, go ahead and slice them thin. I think mine were about 1/4 inch or so thick, I wanted them somewhat thin to cook faster.

Toss them in a bowl and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and season up with some salt, pepper, garlic powder (not salt), and combine with your hands to get them all coated.

Fire up your grill to medium high, and lay them out flat on the grill. I used this nifty grill mat which is about my 5th time using it and I'm in love with it ... I need to do a product review for you as I think it's a great thing to have on hand!

Allow to cook on one side til it starts to get a little charred, then flip. Cook this side til they are tender, but not to the point of falling apart. These took about 15 minutes or so and I was racing against the weather as we had some pretty bad rain this past weekend.

My original plan was to use them as "buns" for the sliders we were having but after the first one like that, I simply ate them plain, like fries.

Yes, I will be making these again in the very near future!

So, tell me, do YOU like sweet potatoes? All mushed up? Or intact, like this?

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P.S. Are you following my progress over on Instagram? You should ... I'm trying to post my meals as they go!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BLT Boats - Grain / Dairy Free

All three times I've tried to do the Whole30 (and have NEVER EVER EVER made it past Day 14!), I always come across some really great and tasty recipes that are definitely keepers!  This would be one of them!

These are perfect since you don't use regular bread, but instead, yummy butter lettuce or baby romaine lettuce leaves come in to play here ...

This recipe was made for ONE (ME!) but could easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled and so on if you wanted to serve these as an appetizer for a party or a dinner (or lunch, breakfast, etc.!)

Lets get cooking, shall we?

4 lettuce leaves ... I used butter lettuce as that was what I had on hand that needed to be used up
3 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
6 grape tomatoes, sliced in half and then cut in half again
1/2 avocado, diced (I need to perfect my dicing and separating skills)
1 stalk of green onion
dab of mayo (isn't it time you learned how easy it is to make?)
dash of olive oil
dash of dried italian seasoning
dash of salt and pepper

Lay out the lettuce leaves on a plate and pat dry if they are still a little wet.

Toss your tomatoes in a small bowl and add the olive oil, salt, pepper and italian season. Stir and set aside.

Walk to the other side of house, stand in that soon to be missed guest kitchen and try to remember WHY you walked all the way over there. Open fridge, stare at the items there and wait for something to jump and say "hey, me!" and think, crap, I don't remember why I walked over here!

Come back to the food in the main kitchen and give them tomatoes a stir after about 10 minutes of staring in the fridge. Drain the excess liquid if any out of the bowl.

Add a bit of mayo to the center of each lettuce leaf, smear a little to spread out.  Add the tomatoes to each lettuce leaf.

Sprinkle with the bacon pieces.

Sprinkle with the avocado.

Garnish with the sliced green onions.

Remember that you walked to other side of house for a can of LaCroix to drink. Doh.

Serve up and Enjoy!

This is totally Whole30 approved, Paleo, Grain, Gluten and Dairy Free ... perfect!

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Menu Plan Week 165 - Paleo Style - Using What We Have

Hey hey! It's that time of the week again!! Time to menu plan and meal prep!

We finally hit the send button and are officially on For Sale By Owner website and we set up a new blog just for the house ... Hubby's pretty excited as I am ... and well, now it's time to get serious around here! I've been wrapping barware up all week, tossing stuff in boxes for Goodwill and pawning stuff off on to my friends ... poor things!  I'm going back and forth: keep the meat slicer or donate? I haven't used it in a while, several years, it's older and well, that just might make someone's day walking down the kitchen aisle at Goodwill, so off it goes. Meat Grinder? Waiting on Hubby's thoughts (he'll say keep, I say, we got a Vitamix AND food processor! Sewing machine? Keeping for now.

I knew the living room was huge, but this picture makes it look ginormous!

The Pantry/Freezer Challenge is coming along, STILL.  I've got ROOM, so much ROOM in the 3 freezers right now, like, whoa nelly! But it needs to be done as we can't move 3 freezers worth of food to one freezer when the time comes, you know, so I'm all for eating it all down.  The pantry is not showing as much improvement, sadly. I need to tell Hubby to start focusing on that more as well since he's doing such a good job on the freezers!

I only had one stop at the grocery store this week, Trader Joe's for coffee pods, tomatoes, a bottle of wine (yes, $4.99 and I like it!) and spent $15 total.  Hubby stopped at Publix Friday and spent $30 ... I will be hitting up Aldi today as there are a few things we need (eggs, veggies, marinara sauce) but it will be a small trip as well. *Of course, I ran to Target for my dad and found marked down burgers and beef and then Aldi had marked down chicken and beef ... so, of course, I did stock up a little! I'll share that shop later this week*

Meal prep will consist of making a batch of mayo and aimed to make tuna salad (pantry item!), aimed to boil eggs, make a few new dishes (one in the Instant Pot and one in the oven)  grilled up 8 burgers and 6 chicken breast for lunches and dinners this week.  I also sauteed 2 pounds of green beans and 2 bags of riced cauliflower and then packaged up! Score! I had a few other things I wanted to get done, but, heck, we ran to Goodwill to make a drop off, the storage unit to drop off and then a short drive to scope out a few houses ...

Here's what we are looking at for the week ahead:

Sunday - leftover Italian from Saturday night out.

Monday - Grain Free Pizza Bowls ... this is a new recipe that I'm pretty excited about!

Tuesday - Burgers and fries ... both are already cooked, just need to be reheated as we have a 6pm viewing for a house we are looking at ...

Wednesday - chicken and riced cauliflower with roasted broccoli. Most like chicken thighs, Shallot Chicken ... the recipe is coming soon, I promise! I just need to get good daylight pictures! Will reheat some "rice" from Sunday's prep and the broccoli can cook with the chicken in the oven

Thursday - Crockpot Day ... I picked up 2 smallish pot roast from Target (for about $2 a piece!) so I'm going to use the London Broil technique ... will need to convince Hubby to make the few potatoes left in the house into smashed taters ;-)

Friday - Hubby and I are out to go see a band that we love ... I'm looking at Deli Roll Ups with Dump Ranch (Hubby can have a sandwich if he prefers)

Saturday - Date night and the count down has begun on how many more great meals we can make in this kitchen .... ahhhh ... I'm getting a little apprehensive! Hubby's choice!

The Boy will be disappointed to not see a Taco Tuesday this week ;-) but he will get over it!

Looking forward to sharing over at Organized Junkies Menu Plan Monday Party ... go check it out!

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Lemon Basil Riced Cauliflower

Have you had the pure joy of seeing one of these bags at Trader Joe's yet??

That there bag is pure heaven for a mere $1.99 each ... and when you see them, you better be snatching up more than just one or two as they go F A S T when they have them in stock!

Luckily, I just nabbed another 5 bags this past week ... I could have been "that person" and took all 12 that were in the box but I know how frustrated I've been when I keep missing the re-stocking so I figured I'd play nice and leave some for the next person!

Now, I'll admit, I had 1 bag left in the freezer and I was holding out ... I broke down and bought a whole head of cauliflower and "riced" it myself by running the florets in the food processor for a few minutes til the texture is right ... it just was not the same, not to mention, tiny pieces of cauliflower were found all over the kitchen and it was just plain annoying!

So ... I grabbed a bag the other morning for breakfast and made this awesome recipe!

1 bag of riced cauliflower
zest of 1 lemon
juice of a half of a lemon
fresh basil, sliced in to ribbons (tip: use scissors to cut the leaves quickly)

Toss the bag of riced cauliflower in a non-stick skillet (I use a green pan and it works great) on medium heat.

Once the rice is heated (no longer frozen) and liquid (if any) is gone, add the zest to the rice and give a quick fluff. Squeeze the juice over the rice and dish up!  Garnish with the basil strips.

This makes 4 servings for me and I just store in the fridge and reheat in the skillet with whatever protein I'm having at that meal!


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Menu Plan Week 164 - Paleo / Using What We Have

Hey hey ... it's that time of the week again! Time to Menu Plan and Meal Prep! Hup Hup ... let's get moving!

Actually ... I've got a 3 day weekend thanks to President's Day so I've got time to do a little extra de-cluttering, packing, snapping pics and meal prep ... which makes me very very happy! Of course, I "could" go in to the office and do a little work but I've got more pressing matters here at home to take care of!

The Pantry / Freezer Challenge is still going fairly strong ... Hubby has been doing an awesome job of clearing things out in anticipation of the upcoming move. There were 3 stops this past week: Aldi ($35 worth of veggies), Trader Joe's ($25 coffee and riced cauliflower) and Winn Dixie ($30 steaks, cat food and bread).

We celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday night with another couple, grilled up some ribeyes that we picked up for $9 a pound, sauteed mushrooms and green beans and Hubby made a really yummy ciabata bread ... gotta love when he cooks!

I'm a little sad that my days are numbered in this kitchen. I'm excited, but then sad. Ugh! So many meals with wonderful memories have been made in this kitchen ... good and bad ... but I keep telling myself that memories are forever ...

So .... with that bittersweet note, here's what we are looking at this week ahead:

Sunday - turkey burgers on the grill ... will also offer up leftover roasted wedge taters from last night and I don't have buns but do have bagels and english muffins, or you can be like me and wrap that bad boy up in a lettuce leaf ... Hubby also took out some shrimp and bacon (!) to make bacon wrapped shrimp so sort of an oddball meal this evening!

Monday - Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Instant Pot ... really excited to get this made and see how it works out ... since I'm off today, I want to make this earlier in the day!

Tuesday - Taco Tuesday, what else?? :-) Hoping to make the meat on Monday

Wednesday - Balsamic Chicken ... hoping to be able to whip up a salad to go along with it

Thursday - leftovers or out ... depends on Hubby

Friday - another girls night out ... I'm going to try and avoid having to feed everyone this time and suggest we all meet at the location ... although my one girlfriend just back in town from being gone all summer so I would like to see her BEFORE we get the group together ... so I might just try some wings in the Instant Pot (another new recipe I've not tried yet!) with the wings I have in the freezer ...

Saturday - Hubby's choice ... most likely chicken related ;-) Just because it's what we have in the freezers!

What are YOU making this week? Go check out the Organized Junkie's Menu Plan Monday linkup for tons of ideas!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Pots of Chocolate Gold

*This is a repost from last Valentine's Day and I'm so excited to be making this AGAIN this week!* 

Any way.

I had this recipe tagged in my cookbook since Christmas morning ... and then I got the weekly email update from Michelle and said, heck, I should try this ... so I rooted around in my chocolate stash and had exactly 6 1.2 ounce bars of bittersweet 72% cocoa bars ... score! That made everything I needed available in house which made me decide that I needed to make it right then and there!!

The original recipe is in the cookbook ... and also on the website. And of course, as always, I modified to suit my needs and what we had on hand!

It was a little time consuming in the beginning ... I stirred and stirred and stirred for 45 minutes til my sauce was thick ... uggg. I was worried about heating the mixture TOO quickly and had the heat set a tad too low and the mixture was not heating up at all ;-) .... so medium low heat is NOT low heat ... just saying!

Ok, here's what I used to make these little Pots of Chocolate Gold ...

1 can of lite coconut milk. CAN, not carton.
2 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp salt
cinnamon stick
7 ounces dark chocolate (make sure its a minimum of 70% cocoa)
1 tbs vanilla
whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish (if you want to stay dairy free, you can make coconut whipped cream, Michelle has a recipe on her site...I opted for regular since I had whipping cream and no full fat coconut milk)

Take your chocolate bars and cut them up. Well, actually, slice them thinly. You don't want big chunks because we are going to attempt to melt the chocolate without having to stir too much ... you'll see what I mean soon enough. Take my advice and put the cut/sliced chocolate in a 4 cup or larger glass measuring cup, top the glass/bowl with a fine mesh strainer and set aside.

Whisk the coconut milk, egg yolks, salt, cinnamon stick and chili powder in saucepan to mix well.  Turn heat on to medium low. Not medium, not low. Medium low.

Grab your wooden spoon and start stirring. And stirring. And stirring. This should really only take about 15 minutes, give or take 5.  You want to stir until the yolks have cooked and the coconut milk has thickened enough to coat the back of your wooden spoon. Heat it too quickly and you will have scrambled eggs and lumpy coconut milk, so slow and steady is the gameplan, ok?

Once you've reached the right consistency, remove the pan from the heat and grab a mesh strainer and place that over chocolate bowl. Pour the mixture through the strainer, shake out and toss the cinnamon stick and go throw a load of laundry in the dryer.

You need to leave the stuff alone so the hot mixture can melt the chocolate, undisturbed. Honestly, I kept looking at it and wanted to poke around to speed it up a little, or just mix it up ... just. because. So, go ahead, walk out of the kitchen and take care of some non kitchen chore ....

So. When 10 minutes have gone by, come on back to the kitchen. Grab a rubber spatula and stir gently, almost as if you are folding the ingredients together. You want to be gentle so as not to chill the mixture too quickly as you want all that good chocolaty stuff to melt and incorporate with the cream mixture.  Once it's all stirred together, stir in your vanilla.

Here's where you will be thankful if followed my lead and used a 4 cup glass measuring glass to put your chocolate in.

Take 6 2 ounce jars or cups (I used some cute little canning jars) and pour the mixture slowly in to each jar.  Allow to cool and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or so.

When ready to serve, whip up a quick batch of whipped cream (just a little cream and a dash of sugar whipped with a hand mixer), top the chocolate with a little whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Yummm. This is super rich but O M G, delicious!!!!  I could easily make this EVERY WEEKEND but that would become like some other things where we become obsessive and over do it ... so ... special treat only ... like Easter (6 weeks or so?), my birthday (3 months maybe?)  ... or, Mother's Day ...

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Menu Plan Week 163 - Paleo / Using What We Have

Hey, hey ... it's that time of the week again!  Time to pull out the ole' white board and write out what we are looking to eat for the week ahead!

First, a little update on the Pantry / Freezer Challenge ... it's still going strong! The freezers are really starting to show great improvement and the pantry as well ... being that we are aiming to put the house on the market in the next week or so, it's rather important that I get the three freezers eaten down since I most likely will NOT have three when we move!

There was a little shopping done this week ... I spent about $40 at Whole Foods on Friday (wings @ $3.99/pound, apples (ahem, $4.29/pound!), beer-which is NOT part of the food budget) and peppers. Hubby stopped at Aldis (spent $10) and Winn Dixie on Saturday ($30) so around $80 was spent this week ... BUT sadly, $25 or so was beer related since we've discovered the new Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat ... O M G! $9.99 a 6 pack so it's in the pricey range for beer but Hubby loves the stuff and hey, I'll take that over Jack or Titos any day ;-) So technically, the food budget is under control for the past week!

I did a little food prep on Sunday ... boiled a dozen eggs (hey, 99 cents at Aldi for a dozen!), which were then turned in to deviled eggs so that's not really food prep since we ate most of them! I wanted to rice a head of cauliflower, and prep the head of iceberg lettuce, but I only chopped and sliced up some onions and peppers (for later in the week). There were a few other things I wanted to get done but dang, it was cold IN the house and I just wanted to snuggle under my fuzzy blanket all afternoon!

We are having the kids and a few of their friends over for the game this evening ... Panthers or Broncos? I don't know! Hubby pulled some brats out of the freezer and used the sauerkraut I had in the freezer to make his dish. Hubby made onion dip ... just because. I will also heat up the leftover wings from Whole Foods from Friday ($3.99 a pound, cooked! Deal!). We will also cook a couple of hot dogs for the Boy who is not a fan of bratwurst ... and I also cut up some cheese and sliced a roll of summer sausage (picked up last week for $3 at Walmart) and of course, Cherry Wheat, Original Sin Pear Cider (me if I want to stay gluten free for the day, we'll see) and Yuengling for those youngsters that don't like flavored craft beers!

Wings and Brats were still in oven

Here's what we are looking at for the week ahead:

Sunday - see above ... should be plenty of food!

Monday - Soup as it's going to be chilly this week! I'm wanting to try a Paleo Zuppa Toscana since I have everything in the freezer and pantry (will use spinach instead of kale) ... fingers crossed the recipe is good and if so, will share!

Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (surprise!) ... I may need to get some tomatoes but everything else is on hand

Wednesday- Leftovers (there should be some!)

Thursday - Chicken Pizza - Sort Of (all in freezers and fridge)

Friday - Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Instant Pot ... new recipe that I'm excited to try! Sausage from freezer, peppers were picked up at Whole Foods last Friday

Saturday - Valentine's Day! I've got a girlfriend that is trying to get all of us girls out again for a birthday celebration but I'm like, it's a day that I'd prefer to spend with my Hubby ... we go through this every year :-(  I'm going to let Hubby choose the dinner and I will make these ;-) I've got a stash of good chocolate in the pantry for this treat specifically!

Not really an exciting week ahead, but a few goodies are going to be consumed!!

Go check out Organized Junkies' Menu Plan Monday party!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

London Broil Crockpot Style

Hubby is doing an excellent job of clearing out the pantry and freezers ... I mean, geesh, look at the garage freezer!  I can actually see what we have in here! *the 2 red bags are gone now too!*

The main kitchen and guest kitchen freezers are showing some improvement as well, but not as much as the garage!

So ... in sticking with the Pantry / Freezer Challenge (due to our recent decrease in income and hopeful potential upcoming move!) we decided to make the two smaller london broils that were in the freezer ...

Now, keep in mind, Hubby does NOT like rare, medium rare, or even medium cooked beef. He likes his stuff WELL DONE and no pink inside. Obviously, these hunks of beef had to be cooked low and slow then as they would be tough as hell if we were to cook them on the grill to his liking.  Oh, and not to mention, while a lot of you have ice and blizzard like conditions, we have a simple wind advisory with current gust hitting 31 to 34 fairly consistently, so no grillin happening around here! As we couldn't decide what we wanted to do, I went to Pinterest and typed in "London Broil Crock Pot" and one of the FIRST recipes that came up was this one ...

S O L D as I had everything in stock, except the potatoes. We opted to use the premade mashed taters I had in the guest kitchen refrigerator instead!

Here's how we did it:

2 london broils, one was 1.58 pounds and the other was 1.80 pounds ... so roughly, 3 1/2 pounds or so
1 red onion, rough chopped large chunks (so they wouldn't totally disintegrate while cooking)
1 beef boillion cube
2 bay leaves
1 tbs salt
1 tbs coarse ground black pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tbs apple cider vinegar (Hubby fought me on this, explained that it would help tenderize the meat)
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
6 cups water

Toss the london broil in large crockpot and turn to low.  Mine were frozen so they overlapped and one stuck up a little ;-)

Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot and put a lid on it.  Go about your business and take care of them chores ... for us, it was watching This Old House (!?) and Fast and Loud ...

After a couple hours went by, I felt the need to break the cardinal rule and remove the lid to try and submerge both hunks of beef below the water ... it worked, but not 100%

After 6 hours, I wanted to really reach in and remove the beef as I didn't want it falling apart totally, I wanted to be able to slice it up. Again, Hubby fought me on this and won. We really don't play well in the kitchen ... the only reason he won is because I had to go pick up my dad from the hospital I can't believe they release a patient at 6pm on a Saturday! Really???


We took the beef out at 8pm, 8 hours after it started. Grab your measuring cup and take 2 cups of the juice and dump in a saucepan. Measure 1/2 cup of water and 2 tbs of arrowroot powder (I didn't have cornstarch) and whisk that together. Bring the juice to a boil and whisk in the arrowroot mixture and allow to thicken. Mine didn't thicken to a gravy-gravy consistency (come to find out, Hubby added beef stock to the pan when I wasn't looking so I didn't have enough thickener) but it made a nice thicker juice to drizzle over the beef.  And, because I have a happy plant outside, I grabbed some parsley, chopped up a handful, and sprinkled over the meat ... I always forget how great fresh herbs are when added to meat after cooking!

Had it not been so late, I would have taken pics but instead, I took pics of Hubby's breakfast leftovers that I prepared for him! And then, of course, my lunch: 

The beef was really good. A slight peppery taste but the flavors were spot on. This is definitely a keeper in our house!  Our next recipe we are trying from Dad With a Pan is his Chicken and Asparagus dish ... pretty excited to give that a try as we have everything, yet again!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 162 Menu Plan - Paleo Style and Using What We Have

Hey, hey! How is it possibly February 1st ALREADY!! One month already down and I've still got so much I wanted to accomplish in January! I just hate rolling things over in to a nice clean, new month! 

Did you all notice that I didn't share the menu last week? I had it all ready to go but just got wrapped up in a bunch of other stuff and it was Wednesday before I could get around to sharing ... at that point, it was too late (in my mind!) to do so ;-) But look ... this week I'm all about sharing again!

Last week kept me out of the stores ... Sunday through Saturday, not once did I step foot in any store! Score for me! Can I just tell you how much money you save if you do that? Of course, you need to make sure you have food to eat as it's not fun to save money if you are starving in the process BUT Hubby has been really dedicated and committed to using what we have in house to eat to clear out some of the excess stuff we have.  We've had a few not so great things and a few really spectacular things too ... he tries to follow along with the menu plan and will ask me daily what is planned so he can make it. He's doing good and I think enjoying it too!  I do miss cooking but then I'm sort of liking the freedom too ;-)

This week, I dug out the whiteboard again and wrote out the suggestions for the week. I didn't put days down, just the main dish suggestion and will let him go from there ... I have, of course, put the days I'd like to eat that main dish below ;-)

Here's what we are looking at having this week:

Sunday - burgers on the grill ... as I'm typing this, I realize we don't have any fries left in the freezer but I do think I have some red potatoes so I'll make some tater wedges

Monday - Shallot Chicken Thighs (still need to share this recipe!) - goal was to make this on Sunday for a couple of leftovers for lunches but ... you know how that works out. Roasted broccoli alongside

*Sorry for the raw chicken picture*

Tuesday - Taco Tuesday, of course! I've still got avocados in the fridge and need to remember to set one out to get softer! Most likely will need to shred the cheese from a brick AND fingers crossed to make some riced cauliflower with the last head I have in the guest fridge!  Will need to enlist my sous chef who also works at a tex-mex joint by day

Wednesday - would like to do an Chinese take out night with General Tso Chicken and I have a bag of veggie fried rice (Trader Joe's) in the freezer to use .. 

Thursday - Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches! I will have BLT Lettuce Cups and offer up to Hubby if he'd like instead of sandwiches

Friday - Shrimp and Rice in the pressure cooker ... new recipe and Hubby is digging the Instant Pot!  This is supposed to be a girls night out so I'm not sure if this will happen Friday or Saturday 

Saturday - Hubby's choice ... may be the shrimp & rice dish or something else ... 

What are YOU making this week? In a rut? Check out Organized Junkie's Menu Plan Monday Party for tons of other menu plans ... 

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