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Menu Plan | Week of February 10, 2014

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Weekly Menu Plans | 3 comments

I have really been lacking in motivation the past week or two.  I haven’t been on a run in over a week.  Not so good when I have already registered for my first marathon this fall.  To get my run in I really have to get up at 5 and hit the treadmill.  The problem:  my bed is just too warm and cozy and it’s hard to convince myself to head to the treadmill in the dark, cold basement.  This week I have enlisted the help of a friend who is going to text me at 5 on the days I want to run and I’ll text her when I get up and start my run.   Having some accountability to someone else will make me more likely to myself out to bed.  I hope.

I think getting up earlier will really help my motivation all around as it will give me time to get in a Bible Study and a little quiet time before everyone else gets up.  Plus, I always do feel better after I do an early morning run.  I feel more accomplished the whole day.

Next week I’ll let you know how it went!

Here’s the menu plan for this week:

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Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Recipes | 3 comments


These vegan whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are the perfect snow day distraction 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

We have been having lots of cold weather and snow days here.  We have had 7 snow days, the first one being the day before Christmas vacation.  And then we had 3 days after Christmas vacation was supposed to be over.  Then two more this week.  We have had lots of beautiful snow but unfortunately it has been too cold to play in it much.

I am a bit of a homebody and enjoy staying home, especially when it’s frigid outside and I have 3 kids to drag along, so I have actually enjoyed the snow days.  However, the kids start to get cabin fever and begin to climb the walls.  Or drive you up them.

Cookies to the rescue.  They can help you mix up the dough, while stealing a few licks.  One of the advantages of vegan baking.  Then they can look forward to a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie.  All in all you’ve occupied them for close to half an hour.

I’ve tried a few different recipes for vegan chocolate chip cookies and have finally found the winner.

These cookies are so good no one will guess that they are vegan.  And they are moderately healthy.  Well, as far as chocolate chip cookies go.

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Menu Plan | Week of January 27, 2014

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Weekly Menu Plans | 1 comment

So I’m just a little late on my menu plan this week.  We were out of town at my parents this weekend.  My parents live out in the country and we were literally snowed in Saturday.  They live on country...

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Weekly Menu Plan | Week of January 20, 2014

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Weekly Menu Plans | 2 comments

Last week we got back into the back to school routine.  This week is  a short week as there is no school today.  I followed last week’s menu plan pretty closely.  We discovered a couple new favorites...

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Weekly Menu Plan | Week of January 13, 2014

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Weekly Menu Plans | 3 comments

We had a bit of a warm up this weekend with temperatures in the 30s and some sunshine!  It’s amazing how warm 30 feels.  Saturday we had a popcorn and movie night and watched Monsters University.  It was...

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Project 365| Week 1

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in Project 365, Ramblings | 0 comments

This year as one of my goals I decided to complete Project 365.  In this project you are to take one photo a day for the entire year.  I would like to improve my photography and I am horrible about taking and...

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Vegan Tater Tot Nachos

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in Recipes | 1 comment

These vegan tater tot nachos are a quick meal the whole family will love I made these nachos for our dinner on New Years Eve.  They are festive enough for a party and easy enough for a busy weeknight.  We...

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What I Ate Wednesday

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in What I Ate Wednesday | 4 comments

This year I am going to try and get back in the habit of these What I Ate Wednesday posts.  I like doing them but I always forget to take pictures before I eat! The pictures I have in this post are actually not...

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Menu Plan| Week of January 6, 2014

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Weekly Menu Plans | 4 comments

Happy New Year! Since it is a new year I figure it is time to get back to writing on this blog I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. Ours were really great. Before Christmas we got the flu and lost...

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Weekly Menu Plan | Week of November 18, 2013

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 in Weekly Menu Plans | 5 comments

Has it really been over a month since I posted on here?!  How did that happen?  I went back to working part time the end of October and unfortunately the blog has kinda pushed onto the back burner.  I’ve...

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