I survived Thanksgiving! Last week was a great week, all-in-all, and we had a very nice holiday. We also managed to mostly stick to our menu! I didn’t have a progress post over the weekend, because we skip weigh-ins on the weekend after a holiday that involves food, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Last Week’s Results
We ate way too much over the past few days, but not to the point that we felt like we’d massively overdone it. I probably ate more chocolate last week than I have in a year. That’s mostly due to the number of Hershey’s kisses we had left over from the Starlighting on the 18th. That was the only thing we had left, so I count that event as a success. Otherwise, we stuck pretty close to our menu the whole week. The only exception to this came on Friday night. We just couldn’t do leftovers. And we had a coupon for a free appetizer, so we went to Chili’s. Still, I only ate half of my chicken quesadilla, so I’m not going to sweat it.
Who is ready for recipe reviews? They are coming! I have one planned for tomorrow regarding the slow-cooker beef roast and mashed cauliflower we had last week. And we are trying out a new recipe this week as well, so keep an eye out for a recipe review on that one too.
We have our new challenge on our exercise menu this week, and I think I’ll be posting that up on Wednesday. As well as a new drawing challenge for the month of December that will be coming on Thursday after I finish up the last of my November monster girls.
What’s on the menu this week?
Since Sunday was a cheat day for us, we decided to move our chili dog night to tonight, so we are undecided at the moment what we will be doing next Sunday. It will likely involve going out somewhere. I am looking forward to going to Dickies on Tuesday. I really missed it last week! But we certainly did enjoy the turkey and trimmings we got from them for Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, I’m trying out a new beef and cauliflower meal. I hate to admit it, but the more we try these cauliflower recipes, the more I am starting to appreciate cauliflower. I’m not saying that I love it, and I probably never will, but I no longer find it quite as off-putting as I did initially.
We’re finally going to use up some of the gift cards we have sitting in the glovebox on Thursday, and then on Friday, I thought we could do something that we know and love. I look forward to soft taco bake nights. It’s simple to make, and SO delicious. I add an extra 1/2 lb of beef and a sprinkling of cheese between the layers for a little extra fat and protein. Topped with salsa and sour cream? Yeah, I’m starting to make myself hungry. Ahem.
Without further ado, here is the menu for this week.
Mimi’s Monday Menu:
Monday: Nathan’s Hot Dogs with Chili and Cheese
Tuesday: Dickies (we have to tell them how awesome their Thanksgiving dinner was)
Wednesday: Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole
Friday: Soft Taco Bake
Saturday: Cheat Day!
Planning Your Own Week?
If you’d like to put together a dinner menu for your week, I have a nice little printable here that might help you out. Not only can you plan out your meal for each weeknight, you can also make your grocery list on the same page!
Get it here: Menu of Amazing Meals