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Week in Dinners 8/11-8/17

Sorry about skipping the dinners post from last week.  We had something to do every day after work. From getting nails done, play date at Chick-Fil-A, summer tumbling, bridal dress appointment, an Alice in Wonderland play featuring Addi the green mushroom, and date night with the kids on Friday.

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We even went to Schlitterbahn Galveston yesterday. We packed a picnic lunch and rode all the rides. The kids had a great time. We were actually able to check off everything on our summer to-do list. Yipee!! Now time to get serious about back to school. 
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I feel that being busy is a running theme since I have restarted this blog. I don’t think it will slow down any time soon. Just gotta roll with it. 🙂 This week is no different. Even though we are busy I try to have a plan of some sort to keep us all sane. It’s easy for me to get off track and overwhelmed if there is not a routine in place. Right now we our routine = busy but having a outlook on what to expect makes it easier to handle.  This is the perfect someecard for me!!! Ha!

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This is the breakdown for dinner plans for this week.

Sunday: Somewhere in Houston. The kids are going to record voices on a music track I am putting together for work.

Monday: Homemade Cheese pizza on whole wheat crust + tumbling

Tuesday: Spaghetti Carbonara and Spaghetti Marinara

Wednesday: FFY + tumbling

Thursday: Mom’s bringing over Mexican Chicken for the whole fam. Sisters and their families are also coming over to celebrate CJ’s life. We are having rice crispy treats and strawberry cake too. Some of his favorites.

Friday: Winging it!

Hope you have a great and stress free week!!!

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Exercise and Eats for July 31

Is anyone as excited as I am about the XXX Olympics??!! I am facinated with the Olympics and love hearing about all the inspirational stories. I don’t know about you but the level of athlete and training make me want to step it up a notch or two. I am definitely not working as hard as I could. But everyday is a new day to try again.

Sparkpeople.com put this together and I thought it was great for those of us watching the olympics.

Here is my dinner plan for this week:

  •  Sunday: Leftovers – nothing exciting.
  • Monday: Todd and I are going to the Aerosmith concert, heading downtown for dinner!!!! I am so ready to rock and roll!!!
  • Tuesday: Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Chicken with Arugula and Cannellini Bean Salad.
  • Wednesday: Smoked Paprika Pork and Saffron Rice, Kale Chips
  • Thursday: Pig Night (anything goes)
  • Friday: Beef and Polenta Bake
  • Saturday: To Be Determined 🙂

Activity Plan:

  • Monday: Off Day – walking around downtown Houston and rocking out to Aerosmith
  • Tuesday: Spinning
  • Wednesday: Spinning
  • Thursday:Strength Training
  • Friday:Strength Training
  • Saturday: Step Class and Strength Training
  • Active Rest

Get your plan together and go for Gold!! hehehe

Lace

Rosemary Chicken with Awesome Avocado & Tomato Salad

Really great dinner tonight. Rosemary never fails!! I love this herb. It has such a great aroma and can hold its own in a recipe.

Tonight’s dinner was Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Avocado & Tomato Salad. This salad is to die for. Sooooo good, not kidding. I love, love, loved it!

ROSEMARY CHICKEN
(adapted from Cooking Light)

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Rosemary, fresh, chopped

2 tbsp Garlic, minced

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1 and half pounds chicken tenders

Directions:

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Place chicken in bag and seal. Mix around and marinate for about 30 minutes. Prepare grill. Spray grill rack with cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade, place chicken on rack and discard marinade. Grill ~3 minutes on each side or until done.

Servings: ~5-6

AVOCADO and TOMATO SALAD

(adapted from Cooking Light)

Ingredients:

1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning (or oregano)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

2 ounces feta cheese, tomato and basil flavor

1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced

Directions:

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Add tomatoes, avocados, and cheese. Toss to coat.

Servings: 3/4 cup – 4 servings

Dinner was fantastic. We will definitely be making this meal again, especially the salad. I added whole grain and brown rice medley for a small amount of grains.  Addison liked the salad too. Brent opted for raw carrots for his veggie, not as adventurous as others at the table.  😉

On a side note, always something ridiculous happens during my day. Today it was a quick, stealth ant attack on the pantry. I hate it when this happens!!! Todd and I had to totally unload the pantry during the middle of preparing dinner. The only explanation for the ants is “summer time” I guess… On a positive note, I bet I have the cleanest and most organized pantry in the neighborhood now.

Sublimely, Lace

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