So, Mr. Kell and I went grocery shopping together this morning with our little bit. He has not gone shopping with me since I was pregnant with our first child.
Before we left, I warned him that I have a system, and that the system could not be interfered with. I do believe that grocery shopping will be one thing I will not be able to let him do while he is home. It is another sanity saver for me.
When it was all said and done we spent $189.00 on 12-14 days worth of groceries.
I am a grocery shopping ninja I tell ya!
One item I bought was pumpkin puree. I have been seeing all sorts of lovely pumpkin goodies on Pinterest, and it totally motivated me to make something.
Every weekly menu I create for my family includes a rotisserie chicken. The kids love it, and it is easy. I usually add a salad and some veggies, and can then scratch one meal off my list. All of us eat like birds, so there is always left over chicken which is awesome, because I get two meals out of something that cost $5.
What to do with the left over chicken?
I scoured the interenet, and found a few easy and yummy meals for my leftover rotisserie
First, I went to the doctor yesterday for my annual girly stuff, and to have some lab work done. I am 35, a cardiac nurse, and I have never had a lipid panel done. Shame on me. Shame on you, if you are not getting yours checked.
While sitting and waiting to be called back to see the doctor I started thinking. Now, this can be a very dangerous thing since I am a thinker. There are so many simple and easy things each of us can do to better our health. Each and every one of us can change something we do every day that would promote a healthier lifestyle. I do not want the reason that I am not around for my girls wedding to be because I chose to not take better care of myself. I will not let laziness be the winner, because to be honest, it is usually laziness that is defeating us.
So, I got up this morning and went to the doctor.
A month ago, I started to introduce a couple whole foods meals into my family’s weekly dinner menu.
I have started to buy what I can without preservatives. I no longer buy processed food if I can help it. I do not have an expendable income, and I have a tight grocery budget. If I can buy it fresh and organic that is how I buy it.
I am drinking more water.
I do not want to be a vegetarian, but I do want to introduce some vegetarian meals. I love cheese and I love a good steak. Without those, I would not be Necole.
I am going to move the DVD player into the living room so I can start doing my walking video daily.
I am going to start treating this body God gave me with respect.
The key word here is “I” am going to do this. I am not going to rely on someone else, nor am I going to blame a situation. “I” am going to take care of “MYSELF”.
With that said, I found a great recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I love the magazine, and I love the website. The pictures of the food are gorgeous.
It is an Autumn Couscous Bowl. It looks so yummy. If you do not like butternut squash or cauliflower, you could add mushrooms and broccoli. When I see a dish like this, I want to create my own version. I am a closet wanna be Food Network Star.
The meat lover in me wants to add some chicken and apple sausage to the dish. OMG that would be DE-LISH!
Today I have an 8 hour computer class at work. I only work weekends, so needless to say I DO NOT want to be here. My husband took the day off, and I would much rather be with him. Since I am already a computer genius and I have the attention span of a three year old, I will no doubt be working on the family dinner menu for next week.
For next week I am going to introduce 1-2 whole food meals to the mix. My tree huggin sister would be so proud! I am in the process of watching a documentary called Forks Over Knives. My sister has been raving about it. Just looking at their website has got me on a googling warpath for whole food recipes.
This is not an advertisement for this movie. I am a lover of preventative medicine and would like to start taking better care of myself. I want to be a positive role model for my family, especially my three daughters.
A picture of creamy goodness. Add some bread and a salad, and you have a great meal. Now, if the adults at the table would like a glass of wine, an expert would recommend a chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or a pinot noir. If it was me I would be drinking a reisling, because that is what I always drink. With meals, it is what I like to drink withe meals. I just wanted to clarify.
Here is another example of white cheddar.
All the colors of yummy cheesy goodness.
Forget cooking, have your sweetheart take you out to dinner in this fabulous outfit.