Weekend Review & Menu Plan Monday

by Elizabeth on September 29, 2014 · 2 comments

in life, Menu Plan Monday

Hello hello! It’s the start of another week; are you excited? I’m only excited because that means I’m another day closer to the big trip I have coming up (more on that soon!). I’m just not a fan of Mondays, especially Monday mornings. Monday mornings make me want to curl up and sleep like Caty Cat. Lucky girl – no work, just sleep. 🙂


This weekend I decorated for fall! I only added one thing new since last year, and that was a few new printables. I got kind of obsessed with printables last Christmas and have been collecting them ever since!

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I also had my Forever YA book club this weekend. If you like young adult literature and hanging with cool people, you should see if there is a FYA book club in your area. So far it’s mostly just girls I went to library school with, but hopefully one day we’ll have more people. I totally didn’t read the book (again) this month, but it’s on my TBR list. I really want to read next month’s selection, Anna Dressed in Blood, as it sounds different, maybe slightly creepy, but it is (or will be) October! I’m in the mood to read something different.

I pulled up my garden on Saturday afternoon. All that’s left are my herbs – basil, rosemary, and thyme. I finally killed my parsely so that had to go. I was still getting tomatoes but they weren’t good quality and the plants themselves were looking pretty puny. I’d like to put in some fall flowers and maybe some kale next weekend.

The rest of my weekend was spent doing some shopping, practicing yoga, and catching up on some cleaning. I’ve got a new cleaning routine that I’m dying to share with all of you. It’s the perfect cleaning plan for anyone living in a small space, living alone, or with just another person. It’s simple and effective, and (so far) it is working for me.

So that was my weekend. How was yours? Now onto the menu…

Sunday: Garlic butter shrimp and quinoa, roasted broccolini

Monday: Grilled chicken salad

Tuesday: Pasta with spinach, white beans, and tomatoes

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Herbed balsamic chicken, lemon-basil mashed potatoes (I didn’t get to this last week)

Friday: TBD

Saturday: Gameday aka I have no idea but I’ll be eating at my parents

I made some AWESOME pumpkin chocolate chip bread that I’ll be enjoying for breakfast and I also tried a new sandwich bread recipe that turned out rather nicely. I’m looking forward to having a sandwich or two for lunch this week.

Are you eating anything fun this week?

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1 Christine September 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Please share the cleaning plan ASAP! I need help (as usual)!!!

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2 Elizabeth September 30, 2014 at 10:15 am

It’s on the schedule! 🙂 I think this plan will work for you. It’s definitely for those of us who can be a little lazy when it comes to cleaning house.

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