Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ok, so about those daffodils....

It's Sunday!

I love Sundays for many reasons - the primary reason of course being that it is the Sabbath and a day set aside for worship and resting in my Lord and Savior.

Another reason? Sunday always feels like a fresh start! For example - last week I screwed up some of my best laid plans (example: I did not get around to planting any daffodils and my lesson planning and workouts didn't quite make it to the top of my priority list). But today I feel like I can tackle those things with success and I'm making plans all over again!

Some of my plans (these will also fight those winter blahs that I talked about in my last post):
  • Eat summery foods (aka healthy with lots of colorful fruits and veggies!)
  • Actually plant those daffodils!
  • Do some spring cleaning - my desk being the primary target (let's just say my trash cans will see many different old magazines and papers this week).
Speaking of summery foods, let's try some recipes together - email me your pictures of your finished results and I'll post them on here for us all to get in the summery mood! 

Let's get our grill on and cook up some chicken! I plan to use this marinade recipe then grill on my George Foreman and toss my chicken into a baby spinach salad.

My second recipe is actually coming from Swagbucks TV (Swagbucks is one of my new favorite things - see the very bottom of my page!). Giada De Laurentiis makes a delicious-looking penne pasta (the video is called "How to make a light and healthy penne" if you'd like to make it yourself!). I've watched this video before while doing my dishes (might as well earn those swagbucks while I wash!) and every time I have just drooled over it, so now I want to actually try it!

One more summery food recipe - picnic potato salad! I can just imagine sitting outside with a warm breeze to  blow away all the paper cups and plates when I think about potato salad. This recipe is sure to take me to a happy (warmer!) place this week: Picnic Potato Salad

A while ago, Dan decided that he would make dinner. He was so proud of it (for good reason- it was delicious) that he asked if I was going to post it on my blog. So here it is! Dan's Shepherd Pie. (o:

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