The Meal Planner

WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS?!?!?! you might ask.


Well, it's been a crazy three weeks for sure. Did I ever mention that I got a job?? I went to school for 6 years to become a teacher and graduated a month before having my first baby. The last two years have been spent home with my girls with a few substitute teaching jobs thrown in here and there. I decided not to take a full time job while my girls are still so young, so I kept my eye on part time jobs that came up. This summer I applied for a job teaching at a Christian Preschool twice a week and they loved me so they hired me right away!

My new job has been super busy with it being the beginning of the school year and all. I spent the last few weeks in August preparing things for my classroom and having meetings with the teacher I am sharing my classroom with. This past week was my kids first days of school and they were so darn cute in their pig tails and tiny back packs! Every day I came home and planned for school or crashed on the couch for a big ol' nap and supper was a bit of an afterthought.

Confession: WE HAVE EATEN A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF DRIVE THRU LATELY. It's sad and shameful really. Every time I say "it's supper time" my 2 year old asks "Burger? Fries?" OH NO.

Things are starting to slow down now as I settle into my new routine, so I will be cooking, meal planning, and posting more.

Fingers crossed.

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5 Responses
  1. barb Says:

    So glad to hear all is ok! I was wondering. Love your blog and can't wait to see more recipes! Good luck with your new job!


  2. The Woman Says:

    Congrats on the job! Good to see you're back in blog-land - we missed you!


  3. Violet Says:

    How exciting about the job! I just found your blog (through $5 Dinners, I think) and your blog is now in my food porn folder. OH MAN. I love all of your ideas! We're Pescatarians, so we only eat fish for meat, but I can adapt any of your recipes for us. You rock! :D

    -Violet


  4. Jody Says:

    Hello from Toronto! I have really been enjoying your site since I found it. I tried your blackened chicken salad recipe and we loved it! I made a meat and meat-free version. I am vegetarian and just wanted to share what I did for protein. I marinated tofu in the lime juice and soy sauce the night before [skipped worcestershire b/c of the anchovies], swirled it around a few times whenever I was in the fridge and then used the dry rub the following day. I believe it is the best, most flavourful tofu I have ever had! My husband loved the chicken version. It is so nice to find a recipe that I can use to feed both of us at once, without us having completely different meals. I do have one question: any advice for making the blackened chicken without setting off the fire alarm! lol!
    Thanks again.


  5. Barb - thanks so much!

    The Woman - Aw, so nice to know I'm missed :)

    Violet - that's awesome! Thanks for reading.

    Jody - wow thanks for the great idea on making a meatless version. No idea about the fire alarm thing! It's a smoky endeavor that's for sure...but the flavor is oh so worth it :)