Posts Tagged ‘week night dinners’

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Chunky Shrimp Burgers with Avocado Aioli sauce and Ultimate Cheesy Roasted Veggie Calzone!

Hey hey hey TKW Family!  Happy Sunday!  How are you peeps today? I’m one whooped puppy.  Even though we took the work off from all of our jobs to celebrate Mr. Fantabulous’ birthday it still wasn’t restful.  We got up early on Saturday morning, well okay I did, I let him sleep in.  Since we were going with a bunch of friends to support a gunbash I decided to whip up a batch of my salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies (see the instagram pic below). Now as you know where we live, nothing is close so we drove the 60+ miles to the bash. The gun bash was fun and this time the food was pretty good but the best was seeing our friends and seeing Mr. Fantabulous relax.  After that we met up with some other friends for dinner at this new brewery in Castle Shannon (Mindful Brewing for you Pittsburgh peeps).

It’s funny because Pittsburgh is truly a small town as we knew the manager of this place as he was one of our favorite managers at a different brewery. The food was pretty good.  I asked Matt, the manager, what he recommended. He advised Mr. Fantabulous on some beer and for me, since he knows I’m a food snob he recommended the fried chicken and waffles.  Now even though I’m not a huge waffles fan I took his advice.

Now this chicken, omg people… it was seriously good!  They pressure fry their chicken.  The skin was crispy and the meat was ridiculously moist. Like we’re talking so good that I want to buy a pressure fryer! But right now that’s not practical for me. I’d definitely go back to see Matt and get the chicken but I’d go earlier in the day as our wait was 2 hours annnnnnnnnd it was insanely loud. We’re talking so loud that you couldn’t hear the person sitting next to you. I actually left there with a headache (and still have one today).

Weekends need to be 4 days long!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce and Butterscotch Sweet Potato Raisin Muffins!

Oh Sunday how I so wish you were Friday night.  I need about 5 straight days of a Friday nights.  What this means is I don’t have to work the next day and I have 2 straight days of not thinking. I keep telling myself…”only a few more months of this Lor, you can do this.” But it’s like it just never ends. However I keep looking on the bright side.  Soon enough this house will be done and I can actually take a break. And about the same time my critical project at work should be wrapping up which means I can maybe take a breather (in the form of a vacation).

Hold on a sec… I’m dreaming out a vacation.  It’s been a few years since we’ve taken a vacation. If I could go for 2 weeks I’d go to Italy and Paris. If I had 3 weeks… god I’ve love to go to Maldives. But if it’s for 7-10 days, I’ll head to Scottsdale. I just need sun and relaxation. But on my bucket list for sure, Maldives. God have you ever googled that place?  It truly looks like heaven on earth. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs – like over 1000 coral reefs!  Though truth be told I’ve never snorkeled and the whole process of it scares/confuses me. It doesn’t make…sense. Plus also I’d freak out totally if something ‘touched’ me in the water. My luck a piece of seaweed would just barely graze my ankle and I’d have a heart attack thinking it was jaws.  LOL

What vacation destination is on your bucket list?

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Baked Creamy Corn Casserole with Crab! and Guinness Corned Beef Reuben Pizza!

Happy Sunday TKW Family!  How are things in your world? Things here are cold.  Looks like winter finally decided to show up after all.  However truth be told, it’s nowhere near what it’s been in the past few years. No sub zero temps and no bajillion inches of snow.  However when I drove into work last Tuesday the one radio dude said that we may get 22″ of snow over the weekend. Yeah we got maybe 2″ which trust me I’m not complaining. But it was funny as Saturday I had to run out to the store early to get some cereal for a shoot and while I was there you would have thought the world was ending by how many people were there!  I, well I just hit up the wine & spirits section to grab a 6-pack of Guinness for my corned beef as well as a 6-pack of Henry’s Hard Soda.  I ended up getting the orange as they were out of grape. When I was pushing my cart out of there one guy looked at my cart, looked at me and smile saying “Smart girl!  All the necessities!” lol

But the whole running out to the store like it’ll be the last time you’ll ever have access to bread, milk and toilet paper when they announce snow is heading your way is something I will never understand.  I mean seriously, it’s not snomageddon. And worst case you’re stuck at home for a couple of days. Those items are stuff you should already have on hand, no?  I don’t know, maybe it’s me but I can live without bread and milk for a few days.  Toilet paper though… yeah, this is why we buy the big packs people!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day this week! Let’s make some magical deliciousness!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Pittsburgh Style Grilled Cheese Steak n’at and Insane Sour Cream Chocolate Cake!

Oh Sunday you have no idea how happy I am to see you.  Last week was mentally exhausting. If you recall last week I had to fly out pseudo last minute to San Diego/Carlsbad for work. Now the first leg of the flight to Dallas was great – no one in the middle seat which meant I could sprawl a little. But then when we picked up other passengers in Dallas…yeah, rough… AND LOUD.  40 pre-teen cheerleaders on board with accompanying parent. It wasn’t so much the kids that were loud though I now think I can cheer for them since I know all of the cheers *groan* but it was the parents complaining about the competition (because they lost). Anyway I fly into San Diego to the start what apparently was the worst rains they’ve had in over 100 years.  Lovely…just like Pittsburgh!

And OMG it was cold!  Like WTH?  Where was the sun?  Oh I know…it finally showed up…on the day I was leaving!  LOL Work itself was demanding and mentally taxing but hey I love my job.  What was awesome is that I got to put a face to so many voices.  People I speak with almost daily I got to see and hang out with at work. Now I didn’t do too much exploration around town as one, the weather was seriously crappy and two, I was just beat. By 8pm I was yawning like it was my job and crashed by 9. I still had to keep East Coast hours as I had early morning meetings that I couldn’t miss.

The one night Mr. Fantabulous Facetimed me around 10pm his time because he wanted one of my milkshakes. So yes I literally spent about 30 minutes on the phone facetiming him to walk him through making a milkshake.  And do you know what he said after he was done?  He goes “Oh wow honey, this may be better than the ones you make me!”  Um what??? Who just made that?  You just followed my instructions!

God it’s so good to be home!

Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Lasagna Rollups and Streusel Crumb Sour Cream Coffee Cake!

Hey hey hey TKW Family!  This is going to be a super short post and one that’s not so pretty with the graphics. I literally just made the graphic below in Power Point and ‘guessed’ on the sizes. So pardon the juvenile look of it. I’ve been flying all day and never got the chance to make a proper weekly menu graphic. And since I didn’t want to have to carry 2 laptops and a tablet one had to give.  So I left my TKW laptop that is awesome but a beast at home. I’m in Carlsbad right now.  The first leg of my flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was pretty sweet as it wasn’t a full flight so the seat between me and the other person was empty.  HOWEVER… when we stopped in Dallas to pick up people… oh dear lord!

Now I LOOOOOOOOOOVE kids but that was the longest flight EVER!  There were 40 pre-teen cheerleaders with accompanying parents on board…and they lost the competition they were at. I had one woman with a toddler who sang about some damn duck THE ENTIRE 3.25 hour flight. I now have ‘quack quack the ducky goes quack quack’ playing in my head non-stop. And don’t get me started on the kids.  I so felt bad for them but omg I have a headache from how just loud everyone was.

This week Mr. Fantabulous is fending for himself…

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