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 Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut, the Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce, and the Grandma’s Southern Style Chicken & Dumplings!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! Wow…only 2 days left in 2018. This year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I’ve had off the past few weeks from work and, although I’ve spent 99% of my time in the kitchen working on TKW, I found myself often reflecting on this past year. For me, I find solace in two places – when I’m being hugged by Mr. Fantabulous and when I’m in the kitchen. While many find it stressful in the kitchen I find it peaceful
Oh sure it can be stressful, don’t get me wrong. I’ve worked in crazy busy commercial kitchens where it’s set to 99 and it’s 104 degrees inside and it’s non-stop for hours. But when I’m here, working on TKW stuff (or even just a simple pb&j for me) I am at peace. I thought a lot about this past year – both personally and professionally.
2018 was the year were we accomplished SO MUCH! After 9, LONG YEARS, of complete estate renovation we finally completed it. It was no small feat having to remodel from the cinder block walls and cement floors to what we have now. We, ourselves, renovated over 8,000 sqft – and that was just the main house, we didn’t touch the coach house. And we did this all to put the house on the market. Unfortunately we got the house on the market past the selling season here in Pittsburgh; we missed our window. We just took it off so we could enjoy the holidays in peace and will re-list it in March or soon thereafter.
2018 was rough as I yet again, lost another sibling. Death is never easy but I look around me and see the love and support that I have from Mr. Fantabulous, Mama & Papa Fantabulous, my friends and you guys and that’s all I need to help me get through.
My engineering job keeps me more than busy and I still have that nerd passion for it. I have a great boss and I work from home full-time which is probably the best part about my job. TKW has been truly, truly blessed this past year. I’ve been fortunate to meet so many amazing folks, went on a bunch of trips and grow my business, my brand so much. I’ve been fortunate to produce quality results and am now recognized in the ‘industry’ as not only a trendsetter but a trusted source. The best part though out of all of it; honestly, is you guys. I mean that. It’s not about the money, the trips or even the amazing clients but it’s you guys. To know that I inspire you to make a recipe, tackle something new and get out of your comfort zone – that type of trust you instill in me is PRICELESS!
I’ve always said and will continue to say – it has never once been about the number of “followers” or “likes” but rather about QUALITY. You believe in and trust in me. That is something I hold near and dear to my heart. Thank you!
Good question. I have tangible goals set both personally and professionally. Personally I NEED to get my now chubby butt back to the gym. The past 1.5 years we both had to take off from it so we could finish up the house. Now that it’s done, I need to get back to living my best life, my best HEALTHY life. While I eat healthy I couldn’t work out at all. Sure I could have done it but given that I work 14-15 hours a day (yes for real) I needed to sleep and have some sane time. Whether that includes going back to the gym or buying a Peloton, who knows but I need to get back to me! I miss my yoga pants!
Professionally well that’s a multi-part plan that certain things have to happen first. I don’t want to jinx it but if all works out the way I wish/hope then this will be MY YEAR! Hopefully I will be #livingmybestlife
My wish for you all
To all of you, THANK YOU for allowing me, trusting me, believing in me to continue this. My wish, our wish, is for you all to have continued peace, love, happiness, laughter and deliciousness throughout the year. May both your hearts and bellies be full.
And with that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
♥ Tuesday – Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut
♥ Wednesday – Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce
♥ Thursday – Sweet Potato Chipotle Rice Bowls
♥ Friday – Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza
♥ Saturday – Skinny Chicken Burrito Bowl
♥ Sunday – Grandma’s Southern Style Chicken & Dumplings
♥ Dessert of the week – Simple Skinny Banana Cookies