Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Hello hello! Hope you all had a glorious week!

Onward!

1. I am just 1 week from kicking off the Fall version of the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge! I’ve been purging/cleaning out summer clothes and getting things put away, but more on that. I’m also planning next week on a new Fall clothes haul video, so stay tuned. If you’d like to catch up with my last challenge, start with this post. But the main launching event is on Thursday! (FYI, can you believe next week starts October???)

2. Fall! Fall! Fall! (Getting tired of hearing about it yet?) I got into a serious Fall mood this week. The weather here in NC was just so nice and cool, that I couldn’t help it. But Monday I went to Trader Joe’s and snagged some yummy pumpkin treats.

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3. And because the weather was so nice, we all snuck out for a hike at the Eno, right by our house.

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4. Yesterday I went over to the Durham Life & Science Museum with a friend and her little boy. We had such a lovely time! And since most of that museum is actually outdoors, we got to enjoy the crisp fall air some more.

5. I’m excited for the weekend. We don’t have much planned this weekend, so hoping it will be nice and relaxing. And maybe I can catch up on some magazine reading and do more planning for Elizabeth’s 1 year birthday party.

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!  Have a great weekend!

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Menu Monday!



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Happy Monday!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  We enjoyed rainy, drizzly weather here in Durham, and it was so nice!

But, our sweet little girl is teething, and she seemed to be in a more sour spirit this weekend.  Oh well.  It will end soon… until the next tooth.

If you read last week’s Menu Monday, I had several new recipes on the menu.  The Honey Mustard Brussel Sprouts slaw I made for our dinner party was a HUGE hit!! Definitely check it out.

If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Monday:
Tacos
(because we didn’t eat them last week)

Tuesday:
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Golden Zucchini & Basil
From Field of Greens

Wednesday:
Southwest Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime dressing

Thursday:
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
Adapted from this recipe

Friday:
Summer Vegetables with Red Curry
From Field of Greens

Saturday:
Usually out to eat with friends after church!

Sunday:
Buffalo Wing Salad
My own hodge podge creation, but this recipe is similar!

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Menu Monday!

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If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Yay!  Back on track with another Menu Monday!  I sure hope you enjoyed the last two weeks’ posts about easy make ahead meals and my favorite desserts found on Pinterest!  But it feels good to get back into the swing of things.

This week we’re hosting two different group for meals, so the menu may look a bit more glamorous than it normally does.  There are a lot of new recipes on the menu this week!  I’ve marked all the new ones with a *.

Monday:
Easy Coconut Curry*

Tuesday:
Hosting Husband’s Work Group
Blue Corn Nachos with guacamole*
Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn & Peppers*
Honey Mustard Brussel Sprouts Slaw*
Peach Crisp – I use a recipe from Joy of Cooking

Wednesday:
Buffalo Wing Salad
My own creation, but this is pretty close!  I sub in Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings

Thursday:
Hosting our Play Group for Lunch
Baby Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash*
We’ll eat leftovers for dinner

Friday:
Tacos

Saturday:
Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad* with Hummus and Pita

Sunday:
Tex Mex Omelets with Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa*

*Grocery store this week: Trader Joe’s

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Menu Monday – Favorite Make Ahead Meals



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Today isn’t our typical Menu Monday. I’m currently out of town, in Michigan, preparing for my sister’s wedding!!! I’m so excited for her.  It’s been a blast hanging out with my family, enjoying some time together.

My husband is currently holding down the fort, and will be joining us on Thursday.  Before I left, I created a menu, of sorts, so he could remember to eat.  He’s amazing – when no one is home, he actually FORGETS to eat.  I wish I had that kind of will power.

He’s definitely picking up some of his favorite take out items, like Chubby’s yummy burritos (massive and cheap as chips!), an Enzo’s pizza (he loves the bruschetta pizza) and his favorite Thai food.  But here are some of my favorite make-ahead meals that are currently sitting in the fridge.

Vegetarian Meatballs – I actually made several batches of these meatballs, so we could have them for dinner later on.  I reserved half a batch for him to eat.  They are already in a small casserole dish, in the fridge.  I also pre-mixed the sauce so he can add it.  It should be enough for one dinner and leftovers the next day!

Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas – these can be made in advance and can sit in the fridge, without the sauce, for a few days!  I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m sure that would work!  I made the full recipe, because he would eat this every day, if he could.

Greek Tortellini Salad – this recipe makes A LOT of salad, so I halved the recipe so it was manageable for one person.

Spicy Basil Tofu – tofu based Thai dishes hold up well in the fridge.  Make the rice ahead as well for an easy reheat meal!

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Menu Monday!

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Happy Monday!  We had a fabulous, but tiring weekend. Hope yours was a great one as well!

This is going to be a shortened menu this week.  I’m leaving out of town on Wednesday, so I’ll just be jotting down a few things I’m making ahead for my husband, so he doesn’t starve 🙂  It’s a lot of Mexican items…. just realized.  But it’s his favorite genre.  He’ll balance it out by going out to eat, I’m sure.

If this is your first time visiting for Menu Monday, then welcome!  This is where I share my weekly dinner menu, along with recipes.  We are a vegetarian family, so if you are also meatless, or looking for ideas for a Meatless Monday, then you’re at the right place! For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.

Monday:
Tacos

Tuesday:
Our 7 Year wedding anniversary.  So we’re headed out to eat!

Make Ahead Items:
Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas
(From this blog) – never got around to making them this week

Breakfast Pinwheels

Frozen Pizzas

Extra Taco Mix

Large pot of black beans and rice

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