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 World’s Most Awesomest Tenderest Pork Cutlets, the Grilled BBQ Beef Shortrib Pizza, and the Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans!
Happy Sunday TKW Family from a white-covered Pittsburgh. We finally got snow here which means the stores were a MADHOUSE yesterday! I mean we’re talking each register was at least 25 people deep of folks waiting in line with carts overfilled. I honestly didn’t know we were supposed to get snow until Mama Fantabulous told me and said that I should not “dilly dally” and get my butt home before it hits. <she’s so damn cute! God I love that woman!> And then when I was in the stores to hear folks talk about it I thought were getting hit with some snowmageddon.
So in line I stood chatting with a bunch of folks. We talked about the snow, Pittsburgh and food. That led into my talking about what I do and my company. I’ll be honest, I still get a bit awkward about it as I never want to come off as boasting or bragging as that is so not me. God not at all. I mean I’m super proud of what I’ve accomplished and built up but I’m that person that doesn’t like to be the center of attention.
A couple of folks knew who I was once I said my company name which and a few didn’t. Of course I looked well, like it was a cold Saturday in Pittsburgh. Warm sweat pants, hoodie, ACDC hat and absolutely ZERO makeup. Oh yeah, I was looking dead sexy….not. But hey you guys know me, that’s not what I’m about. I’m just me, just Lori. The one girl, Cindy gave me the biggest hug and said, “Mom you know that Instant Pot, pot roast recipe I made you and Dad last week? Lori created that recipe. SHE’s The Kitchen Whisperer.” Immediately Carol, Cindy’s Mom, hugged me and thanked me so much for the recipe. She said it reminded her so much of what her departed Mom used to make. She actually grabbed my hand and gave it a squeeze as she talked about her Mom,
It’s stuff like that – to see those types of reactions is why I do this. To be able to inspire folks to go into the kitchen, to help create new memories and perhaps relive old ones. To see Carol get tears in her eyes, feel her squeeze my hand and see the smiles. God… that just overfills my heart with so much joy! Now what always makes me chuckle is I get the same reaction each and every time I meet someone who “knows” about The Kitchen Whisperer in person… “You are EXACTLY how I imagined! Your laugh, your smile and just talking with you!” And I just smile, blush a bit and say, “I’m as real as they come. The way I write and “talk” online is as genuine as I can be. I’m too busy to pretend to be something that I’m not plus I’m pretty awesome if I do say so myself.” The last part I always end with a huge Lori smile and laugh.
2lbs Free Salmon!
Hey guys, don’t forget that when you use my link, Butcher Box will give you 2lbs free Salmon with your order. This offer expires the end of the month. If you’re still unsure about ordering from them or have questions about the cost, definitely checkout my post about it! Salmon is SUPER healthy and high in protein with ~39 grams of protein in a 1/2 of a filet! That’s such a great thing for your body and a great way to help keep you on track with your resolutions!
Upcoming Newsletter Changes
Over the next few weeks I’ll be updating my format on my newsletters to give you a bit more data. As you know now I show a ‘pairs well with’ on every recipe post where I show how you can take that recipe, pair it with a few other recipes and make it a meal. Plus I want to incorporate more Meal Plan/Meal Prep ideas on existing recipes (and future ones!). Also if you have suggestions, please let me know!
You got this!
I’ve put together some of my FAVORITE items and products to help you stick to your resolutions of living a healthy lifestyle. Yes you can still have that cookie, cake or cheesecake. For me, I follow the “everything in moderation” mantra. If I want it, that’s fine but I have to be prepared to hit the gym and STICK WITH IT!
And with that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday –Lasagna Roll Ups
♥ Tuesday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Pasta
♥ Wednesday – Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans
♥ Thursday – Gnocchi in a Vodka Cream Sauce
♥ Friday – Grilled BBQ Beef Shortrib Pizza
♥ Saturday – Italian Rocket – Ultimate Hoagie
♥ Sunday – World’s Most Awesomest Tenderest Pork Cutlets
♥ Dessert of the week – Apple Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cheesecake Swirls