Friday, January 6, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things - New Year edition

Happy New Year!  How has the first week of 2017 treated you?  Well, I hope.

Do any of you make resolutions?  I made a couple of goals for the new year, and I'd love to hear about yours!

One of my goals is to cook more meals at home.  I generally cook 3-4 dinners a week, but some weeks are busier than others and we wind up doing take-out or ordering pizza more often than I'd like.  It gets expensive, and it's not the healthiest for us.  So this year, I'm going to try to cook 6-7 dinners per week, and to eat more lunches at home as well.  I know we're only 6 days in, but so far, I've cooked all week.  I drew up a meal plan on Saturday, which made my grocery shopping a lot easier.  It's also nice to know what I'm going to make each day, as it takes a little pressure off when it's time to start preparing dinner.  I was already a big fan of using my crock pot, and I know it's really going to get a workout this year!

It's very cold here (for Texas, that is), and it's supposed to stay that way all weekend.  Mister and I have started watching the new Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, so I imagine we'll spend some time on the couch binge watching the second and third seasons (yay for library DVD check-out!).  I know we're late to the party on that show, but we're really enjoying it and it's nice to have a pile of episodes to watch so we don't have to wait for new ones to come out.

What are your weekend plans?  Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods?  Thanks to everyone for your patience with my blogging hiatus--posting more frequently is another of my goals, so I hope you'll keep me accountable!

Have a great weekend!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 

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  1. I love the cooking at home goal. I mostly do this though I have been bad lately about picking up deli prepared food. I'm trying to get back off of that. I need to try working on a meal plan for the month. That does sound handy. Good luck with your goals!

  2. Over here I've had to cook from scratch much more often than when I lived in the US. And no take-out. (It's here, but really expensive.) I think it's healthier than with all the preservatives in US food. And don't forget you can make a big batch of something (like chili) and freeze some so you just have to thaw & heat for a meal. I always make big batches. Have a great week, Lara!

  3. I started watching Sherlock too! Congrats on your release!


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