Category Archives: No dining out 30 day challenge!

Days 24-30. WE MADE IT! :)

Well we made it! I wish I could have kept up with my posts a little better but these past few weeks have been crazy. This challenge has renewed my faith in menu planning and in my need for a … Continue reading

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Week 4 Menu

I know it’s a little late this week but better late than never! Tuesday: Appetizers for dinner! I have to make some appetizers for a class project so I will be testing some “healthier” versions of restaurant appetizers. So Southwestern … Continue reading

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Days 18-23. Slacker in the house!

Holy Cow. I am fairly certain the “universe” heard of my plan to refuse to eat out and solely plan on cooking at home. This last week was absolutely insane. Truly. maddening. I am coming up on finals for school, … Continue reading

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Day 17: Pork Pot Stickers

I LOVE pot stickers! They are delicious and bite sized dumplings (well, big bite sized) that dip perfectly. Now, there is a method to making them, but once you learn how to work with the won ton wrappers, you will … Continue reading

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Day 13: They can’t all be wieners

Haha! Get it? I said wieners instead of winners… So Friday night I was knee-deep in scone dough and didn’t have the time or the energy to cook anything. So what was my dinner of champions you ask? HOT DOGS! … Continue reading

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Week 3 Menu

So far so good! We are rounding the corner on 3 weeks of no eating out! I am looking forward to this weeks menu, lots of great stuff. Sunday: Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pico De Gallo Monday: Class Tuesday: Crispy … Continue reading

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Day 12: Grilled London Broil and Risotto

There are several things I love about this dinner. 1. Risotto is one of those dishes that isn’t really hard, but it makes you feel like an accomplished Chef-y pants when you do it right. 2. I love embracing the … Continue reading

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Days 7,8 and 9! A Recap :)

Well if there was ever a test for going out to eat it was certainly the last few days. Thankfully, even though I was out and about food was prepared and I didn’t have to worry about dining out. πŸ™‚ … Continue reading

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Day 6: Meatballs and Creamy Orzo

Hooray for Fridays! I was really ready for some of my Greek Meatballs last night but realized I was out of the main ingredient, feta cheese. πŸ™ So I decided to just use the cheese I did have, which was … Continue reading

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Day 5: Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken and a keeping it real moment.

Let me start this off by saying this really is a good recipe. However when making dinner last night I must have completely zoned out. Apparently, trying to make dinner while watching the movie “Julie and Julia” is a bad … Continue reading

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Day 4: Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Herb Crust

Who doesn’t love Macaroni and Cheese? I mean honestly. I’m sure there are a few of you out there, but the general consensus says Mac and Cheese is one of the best things ever created. As awesome as Mac and … Continue reading

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Day 3: Garlic Lime Shrimp Pasta

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it when a recipe takes me by surprise. It’s not like I choose recipes I don’t think I would like, but I usually know what to expect. I was craving a shrimp pasta and this recipe … Continue reading

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Day 2: Cooking with Class

Get it? Cooking with class? I’m making “fancy” foods and its in a class room? I crack myself up! Mondays are my *favorite* day of the week. It is pure torture running around a kitchen while my crazy Italian chef … Continue reading

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Day 1(No dining out challenge): Creamy Taco Mac

On Sunday nights we have a great tradition. We hang out with two of our best friends and if at all possible we wrangle the guys in to taking care of bath and pajama time with the babies while us … Continue reading

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No Dining Out 30 Day Challenge

People think that if you love to cook and love food as I do that you would never go out to eat. Why? Why not just cook at home all the time? In a perfect world I would totally agree! … Continue reading

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