Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grocery Guide Round Dos

It's Sunday morning at the Miller household :)

Bacon is in the oven...

Dishwasher is running full of all of the dishes I didn't take care of yesterday.

It was a long day spent out in the sun, and I may or may not have been in bed by 8pm.

Full disclosure.

{yes, I am getting old!}

I'm on my second cup of (much needed) coffee, and I've had a little breakfast.  I am loving these cinnamon/vanilla seasonal English muffins, they're great with some of my favorite peanut butter.

Can you guess what I'm doing now?

Making my grocery guide!!

Last week I stuck pretty well to the plan.

Well...other than one impromptu happy hour date on Wednesday.

{his & hers beers + 1 very unhealthy, unpictured, and highly necessary appetizer} 

Which also means I didn't play tennis. 

In fact, I didn't get to the gym until FRIDAY, people.  What the what.   

{please send your motivation to Arlington Heights, Illinois...along with my old metabolism} 

I do have to say that I think the favorite meal of the week was the most simple. 

{grilled chicken Caesar salads}

I have a law degree, but I seriously have to respell the word C-A-E-S-A-R every single time I write it. 

I promise, for my next post, I will come up with something more interesting that does not involve grocery shopping :)

But, for today, here is this week's list...maybe it will give you some inspiration! 


Chicken Enchiladas {my recipe}

Make these...just do it.

They are amazing left over, and it gives you an excuse to have a margarita, or an ice cold Corona light (my fav!) with a lime, of course! :) 


Leftover enchiladas (see, I told you!)
Some sort of veggie. 


Buffalo Turkey Qunioa Bowls (recipe to come, it's a goodie!)


"Hot Dogs" on the grill (I buy the all beef polish sausages, we are big fans!)
Side Caesar Salads 


Leftovers or Date Night (I'm hoping the latter, because it sounds a heck of a lot more fun!) 


My choice!

I will be having a single night :) Justin has a big bachelor party to attend.  I'm thinking maybe Chipotle or grabbing hot bar from Whole Foods.

Probably catching up on DVR or finding a chick-flick on demand.

Sounds pretty amazing to me!!

Well there you have it, friends! 

Let me know if you make the Enchiladas this week, they're to die for!



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Grocery Guide

Hi old friends!!

Sunday mornings are one of my favorite times of the week.

Our lives have been so busy lately, so my usual routine has been thrown off - but this week, hallelujah!, things have slowed down a little bit.  Today, I was able to wake up and have some of the quiet time I have been craving.

Typically, on a Sunday morning, I will let me "boys" (aka, my husband and our dog Hank) sleep in.

Most Sundays, I will make us breakfast (bacon, eggs, toast).  We like to make our bacon in the oven, so while my coffee is brewing, I will get the bacon going, then sit down with my coffee in front of my computer and try to figure out our meal plan/grocery list for the week.

I am constantly struggling, especially lately, to figure out what to make for dinner during the week.  I have to guess that some of you who are reading this are also wracking your brain on Sunday mornings, over your cup (or two, if you're like me) of coffee, coming up with quick and relatively healthy dinner ideas.

It's been a LONG time since I've visited this little blog space of mine, but I thought today I might share with you what I have come up with for this week! Woo hoo...exciting stuff, I know! :)


Shredded BBQ Pork
Green Beans

I'm going to head off to the grocery store soon to pick up the pork so I can get this in the slow cooker for tonight! So yummy and so easy.


Cajun Turkey Burger Skillet

This is probably not the healthiest of meals, but is cheap, easy and a favorite at our house...I will be able to get this made up quickly so I can sit down to watch the Bachelorette :)



We have our dog trainers coming over on Tuesday night, so we will have to eat quickly - either leftover pulled pork or turkey burger skillet will be on the menu for Tuesday night.


BBQ Pork Quesadillas

I am hoping to go play tennis on Wednesday night, so again, dinner will have to be fast.  I love to use Flat Out wraps for quesadillas - just put down some leftover pulled pork, a little salsa and cheese, fold in half and grill on a skillet.  So simple!


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salads

Justin loves Caesar Salads - I will get a couple of pre-marinaded chicken breasts to grill up, then toss with romaine, croutons, shredded Parmesan cheese, and my favorite Bolthouse Farms yogurt Caesar dressing.


Buffalo Bleu Cheese Burgers

Friday night we will stay in and take advantage of Justin's new grill.  I will make up the patties (see the link for the method to my madness!), and he takes care of the rest!

If you can't tell, buying the grill for his birthday was a genius idea over here because it gets my husband to help with some of the cooking :)

So there you have it! Our meal plan for the week - and what I will be using as my grocery guide. Now it's off to the store to get the goods.

Have a fantastic Sunday!



P.S.  I know it has been forever since I have blogged! I am contemplating starting it back up again.  Let me know what kinds of things you would like to see :)