Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekly Menu for October 8 - 12

This is my menu for the next five week days. All the recipes were chosen because of how easy they are to make. I do make a lot from scratch because they are healthier, but you could buy a lot of it canned or already prepared. Weekends are for leftovers and creating something really yummy, if I want.

 Monday: Pizza Casserole with garlic bread and a veggie

 Tuesday: Kielbasa Lentil Soup in the crock pot with rolls

 Wednesday: Easy Chicken Parmesan with a salad

 Thursday: Burritos. Wednesday night I will soak about 2 pounds of pinto beans. Thursday, I will put the beans in the crock pot with this recipe from

 Friday: Chili dogs. I will make this chili recipe in the crock pot to put on top of the hot dogs. (But, you can use canned chili to make this dinner even easier.)

Kielbasa Lentil Soup

 • 1 1/2 lbs lentils
 • 2 lbs (approx.) Beef Kielbasa, chopped
 • 4 Tbsp. garlic, minced
 • 1 large onion, diced
 • 4 stalks celery, chopped
 • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
 • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
 • 20 cups beef broth (This would equate to 10 cans of broth or 20 cups of water with 20 cubes of bouillon)
 • 4 packets Sazon Seasoning (I found this at Walmart in the Mexican food aisle.)


 Rinse lentils and put them into large stock pot. Add everything else into pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for about an hour, making sure the lentils are soft.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

So, I made a couple new resolutions this year. I have kind of ignored resolutions in previous years because I know the chance of me pulling them off and finishing them are small. This year I had a different feeling about them. I decided it was time to make some of my own and really give them a big chance.

My biggest resolution is to exercise and get healthy. It won't hurt to fit in my smaller jeans again, either.

Without further ado, here is today's (my first) workout. I hope it inspires someone, someday.


Day 1 of Couch 2 5K
30 Jumping Jacks
10 Crunches