My two girls and me! (Wishing it was that green outside right now!)
I did make it to the YMCA this morning! Got a little run in. Since my surgery, I haven't gotten back with my running schedule but this morning was a step in the right direction. The people at the YMCA always inspire me. I saw all types of people there this morning... young ladies who are in high school, up early for a morning run, elderly people who have health issues and who truly inspire me and make me realize that I have ABSOLUTELY no excuse not to be there, and also friends and acquaintenaces that I only see at the Y. We support each other! A friend this morning there told me "ugh... this didn't feel good this morning." I told her, "yes, but we made it! And now we can say we did it and got it done!"
I actually got some good cooking done yesterday and some of those recipes I will post during the week. I had some 5 Minute a Day dough in my fridge, on its last days of life, so I made some Homemade Pizza Hot Pockets with it. My husband had one for supper fresh from the oven and I froze the rest for his lunches. I mixed up some peanut butter cookies. I normally don't make a lot of cookies but I had some cookie dough in the fridge the other day and having the cookies around was so nice! I like to make a batch of cookie dough, bake a couple, and freeze the rest (dropped on the cookie sheet but frozen and bagged for baking later). It's fun to just bake a few cookies and not have a huge baking day to stress out about when you want a quick snack.
I also had some pinto beans languishing in my fridge. I froze those in about 2 cup portions for using as Cheese Beans or chili, or even just "beans and cornbread." I could have let them ruin, but I felt good getting those leftovers put away for later. Saved me money and saved them from the trash can! I also had about one serving of my Free Soup in there. I froze that in a canning jar for taking for lunch one day. Ahh.... to get all that done felt so good!
Here's my Menu Plan for the week:
- Homemade Perfect Granola with fruit, yogurt, or applesauce
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles in the freezer
- Chocolate Chip Muffins in the freezer
- Sandwiches (turkey or PB&J)
- Homemade Hot Pockets (recipe coming this week)
- Pizza cups
- Corndog Muffins in the freezer
- Hamburger, potatoes in foil packets
- Baked "Fried" Fish & Oven Fries
- Homemade Cheeseburger Mac or Tacos
- Chicken & Dumplings
- Homemade Apple Pie
- Peanut Butter Cookies (recipe coming this week)