Sunday, July 17, 2016

What's cooking this week?

Back to work I go! Whoa, this was definitely the fastest summer vacation in the history of all my summer vacations! I knew that was going to be the case, but that doesn't mean I'm mentally ready to switch out of summer mode. Starting to get the right mindset by thinking about what to cook...
Tonight: Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan with a side of pasta for Hubs and Ella
Tuesday: Tacos!
Wednesday: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps with roasted potatoes and green beans
Thursday: Chicken Sausage with grilled corn and salad
Friday: Whole Wheat Pineapple Flatbread (my own creation that seems good in my head)

Obviously we're buying a pineapple this week which I plan to put to good use. I'm only about a week into my challenge group so I'm keeping things light. On the not so "light" nights, I've got my own ways of improvising. For example, taco night will be a taco salad night for Mommy. Tonight I'm going to make my eggplant portion less "parmed" than the rest of the crew. It's all good in moderation. I'm not trying to lose weight, I'm aiming more for well balanced meals while exercising restraint when it comes to breads and cheeses!

We had family in town for the last few days so I've been surrounded by nothing but breads and cheese! I'm not kidding. It was all very tempting but I kept it somewhat in check. That olive bar at The Fresh Market really gets me though. They have that in heaven, I'm sure of it. I know that stuff isn't horrible for you, but surely I still had more than the recommended amount! The housewarming party for my parents was a blast. In addition to a major feast complete with what I'm assuming is the entire meat section at The Fresh Market that they grilled up....we spent most of the day poolside! My parents really seem to be adjusting to Florida living!
What a great way to end a fabulous and memorable summer!
Have a wonderful week!
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