Monday, July 29, 2013

Menu Plan Monday: 7/29/2013

It's that time of the week again..... MONDAY! Yea totally not excited about it either. Oh well. This week is going to be a pretty laid back week since it's the last week of this rotation/class! Whoo hoo! Another one down and about 3 more classes and 6 more months to go :) Anyways, let's see what our weekly highs and lows were from last week.

Weekly Highs & Lows

Lows: The only sort of bad dinner we had was the Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings. I honestly just had  a hard time cooking them and I kind of burnt them which ruined them. Oh well just gotta learn how to cook them better!

Highs: I think our favorite meal of the week was definitely the Thai Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce. These were really good  and packed some good flavor. The best part is that they were pretty easy to make. These will definitely be in an upcoming recipe post!

Weekly Meal Plan

Yep another pasta dish. This one is really good because it has a real good kick. That's pretty much the only way Isaac would eat red sauce.

Tuesday: I'll be at clinical so another fend for yourself night!

So we may have these we may not... It all depends on my clinical. Oh man, I hope we get to eat these. We really love these enchiladas! Isaac really likes them because they come pretty close to the ones he grew up with.

New recipe! Excited to try it and see if I can replicate the yellow curry from our favorite Thai restaurant!

As always I'm excited to cook up my meals this week. Hopefully you found some inspiration to cook this week, too. If you cook anything this week, send me a picture either through Instagram or Facebook! Use the hashtag #tablefortwoplease, so I can find your pictures easily! If you want more menu planning inspiration, check out!

Friday, July 26, 2013

DIY Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Packets

Well I'm finally back with another recipe post! If you don't know why I've been gone just click here. So my go to breakfast in the morning has been oatmeal lately.... yep even in the summer. I think it's my little bit of comfort food for the day. Anyways I was buying the instant packets every week and I thought there has to be a way that I can make this on my own. So I headed to Pinterest and found this recipe

I decided to try it out and I love it but I thought adding raisins would make it even better. Yep, you guessed it, it made the oatmeal even better! So I've been prepping these on Sunday night so I have my instant oatmeal packets all ready for the week! It's so easy and saving us tons of money each week! Ok, on to the recipe and of course the pictures.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Menu Plan Monday: 7/22/2013

Whoo hoo!!! I'm back and found my mojo! If you have no idea what I'm talking about just click here to find out! So yes, I'm back and I'm really excited to start blogging again! Since I don't really have any highs and lows this week, I'm just gonna jump right into our meal plan for the week.

Weekly Meal Plan

This is a new recipe that I'm trying out. We shall see how it turns out tonight! Follow me on Instagram or go like the Facebook page to see what we thought about it!

We haven't had these in a really long time! I'm looking forward to these because for wings these are more on the healthier side which is always a plus!

Wednesday: I shall be at clinical so hubby will have to fend for himself.

You all know I loooooove me some pasta or at least now you do. It's always a task to find one that Isaac (hubby) will eat and this is one of the few!

I'm super excited to cook this week! Hopefully you found a meal that you want to try to cook this week. If you do make something, take a picture and send it to me either through Instagram or Facebook. Use #tablefortwoplease! If you want more inspiration on meal planning, check out

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Where the heck have I have been lately?

Soooooo..... it's been awhile since I've been on here or even posted a new post. You ask why? Well my usual excuse is school and hey it's a pretty good one, but this time it's a bit different. Honestly, school has been pretty relaxed and not so crazy lately. I haven't been on here lately mainly because I've simply haven't felt like it. Yep that's the reason.  

I haven't had any motivation or desire to really work on posts. I've come up with a couple reasons for my lack of motivation. One, I think I made this blog a chore or a job for myself. I scheduled exactly when I should put up posts and was scheduling in time to sit and force myself to improve this blog. Well, at first that worked for like 2 weeks and then I think I got burned out. I was like why the heck am I doing that to myself. Secondly, this clinical rotation has me only cooking two nights of the week. Now, trust me I have thoroughly been enjoying it, but at the same time I'm not being all that motivated to cook. Hence, the lack of posts on here in general.

In other words, I've pretty much lost my mojo for this blog. I'm slowly starting to find it again and this clinical rotation will be up in about two weeks. Thus, I will start cooking more and hopefully I'll have more motivation to work on this blog.

I was on Pinterest looking for motivational quotes and I found this one by Henry Ford. I really like it because even if we fail in life, we should always try again, but with more insight. So at least this time when I start blogging I know not to get carried away with the schedules and be more flexible.

I don't need this blog to be a job, but instead more of a hobby. I started this blog in order to help people realize that cooking is not that hard. I want people to actually be able to use their kitchens even if it's only once a week. I don't expect people to fall in love with cooking, but maybe even just like to do it every once in awhile.

I will be making some changes around here. I will no longer be posting Friday First Impressions. These posts didn't seem to get a lot of traffic and I really didn't receive much feedback. Instead, every time I try a new recipe I'll be posting a picture on the Facebook page with a link to the recipe. If you haven't already liked the Facebook page, just click that link and go like it! I will still be doing Menu Plan Monday and posting step-by-step recipe posts.

If you have any questions about cooking, ask away in the comments or send me an email! I will gladly answer any of them. Also if you have any recipes you would like me to play around with or make a post, you can send those my way as well. If you have any suggestions as far as what I should post on here, just let me know. I want to be more interactive with my audience as well so let me know what ideas, opinions, thoughts, or questions you have!

Thanks for reading my ramble on my lack of motivation! Hopefully I'll get my cooking mojo back!


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