Hello everyone! Well, we finally made it back home after 1am last night :/ but at least we were safe and got back eventually! Needless to say I woke up a bit groggy today and decided to take the morning off work to catch up on some sleep and get some things done…. plans are to head in after lunch.
Sooo after finally crawling out of bed this morning, I found a super secret surprise from The Man on the computer when I logged on (he obviously knows what I do first thing haha!) — ummm sweetest thing ever :)
I got some laundry going and finished planning the week’s eats – of which I decided last night during airport extravaganza that since I liked Iowa Girl’s “summer inspired dinner series” idea so much, I would do a theme week of my own in honor of September kick-off whoop whoop! After much deliberation & QT with this guy last night (plane reads):
…I decided that this September kick-off week would feature recipes from this issue + deelish blog friend recipes that have been in the queue to try!!!!! That equation gots to = good shizzzz right?!??! So I set off to the store to pick up some things, actually a lot of things, we did a good job of eating everything in the house before we left!! Here’s the stocked goods (superfab!)
You want a close up you say?!?!
Success! ;) And thanks to Jenna for hookin’ up the dark chocolate PB find – which I found and am so pumped to try!!!
FYI during the week I like to plan the meals according to “involvement levels” of each recipe – on nights that I know I have a workout scheduled I plan on making “easier, less involved” meals and on days off from exercise I like to delve into the more complex/involved adventures. That’s just what works for me! So here is this week’s eats in a nutshell – I will obviously be posting pics and details each night for each one of these suckers! :)
Chicken w/ tomatoes & olives (Cooking Light)
Bacon wrapped shrimp
Chipotle twice grilled potatoes ala Rachel @ Coconut & Lime!
Salsa shrimpies w/ green peppers & onions
Friday – maybe with the parentals – Mom let me know ha :)
Dijon chicken breasts ala Kristin @ SimplySavor
Barley risotto w/ eggplant & tomatoes (Cooking Light)
So that’s that folks! I can’t wait to try each & every one of these dishes – superyum! Gotta chow this quick lunch and head to the office, have a great Tuesday :)