Monday, February 21, 2011

keeping up

So, I'm not the greatest blogger. I want to stress that my fitness was not a new years resolution. I'm still be up working on my fitness. It's just the blogging that got away from me.

Since I last wrote a few things have happened. One huge thing is that I got a job, so now I'm a 9-5 working girl who has an hour commute each morning & evening so I'm relearning my routines and trying to fit in a plan for running. (as my training start is approaching: March 1)

Also, for the past month & a half I've worked on dinner menus for my family. I was enticed by photos that my high school crush had posted on her facebook page. She's a doctor and recently working on her fitness, so when she mentioned a cookbook I checked it out. I've been doing a lot of recipes from the Clean Living Magazine. I also take a lot of my recipes from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Great Food Fast.

My friend Katie posted her weeks menu on her blog NNYlife so it inspired me to list out what the weeks menu is here. I have some flexible days filled with my dad's favorites or else he complains a bit for all the healthy eating. As well as Fish-a-palooza a.k.a. Lent is coming up so it's finding a happy medium of vegetarian or seafood dishes that the whole family will eat.

Most of my meal choices are based on if my mom can buy in bulk (i plan two weeks at a time), offering my dad more than chicken and good for diabetics, and keeping me at a lower sodium & fat level while gaining protein. It's a difficult blend of things. So we print recipes, try them and if the family likes them we keep them, if not they get labeled as gross and toss them.

This weeks menu is up on the fridge (so everyone knows what we're having ahead of time) so I figured I'd post next weeks menu. We go Sunday - Saturday, I'll post links to recipes when I can.

Week of Feb 27 - Mar 5:
Southwestern Pumpkin Soup & Turkey Carver Sandwiches.

Dinner out - I give my parents the option once every two weeks, they used to go out about 3 times a week.

Tuesday (I'm at rehearsal so I'll be getting a Februany sub at Subway)
Dad's Choice - Ham Steak & Scalloped Potatoes.

Beef tacos with radish & avocado salsa - Everyday Food

Pacific Pork Kebabs with pineapple rice

Sauteed Chicken in mustard cream sauce, fresh asparagus, baked potato, & salad.

Clams & Spaghetti for Dad & my brother, Meatballs & spaghetti for mom & I, salad & bread.

Well, the timer is going off and I've got peas & brown rice to cook to add to our Ginger Honey Chicken.


  1. Ohhh, it all sounds yummy! I also plan out my dinner menus on Sunday. This week it is Chicken & Dumplings and Turkey Burgers with Spinach Salad on the side.

    Next week it will be garlic and herb marinated pork loin with broccoli cheddar brown rice and pesto shrimp with pasta.

  2. It certainly does sound delicious! Do you have links to recipes?