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May’s Goal Grades

May has been a crazy month for me. I’ve done way more baking than I typically would this time of year, which has been great! But it’s also been a bit distracting.

Here’s how I did on my goals this month.

Make granolaF

Yeah, that didn’t happen. But I did enough baking and experimenting that I think I made up for it.

Do something with all the shampoo bottles in my showerA

To the recycling they went! 🙂

Clean out the refrigeratorB

I didn’t do this fully, but I definitely went through a lot of what I had in there.

Multi-course mealC

I shared one of these getting together with some friends while we all brought something. So it kinda counts? Not fully though…

How did you do on your goals this month?


Lemony Chicken And Pasta

Light and lemony chicken served over a bed of delicious lemon pasta with walnuts and broccoli on the side. This dish is simply perfect for this time of year.

With my new meal plan, Monday night is set aside for light chicken and/or pasta or fish. One of our absolute favorites in this category is a lemony chicken and pasta with Parmesan and walnuts.

It’s so good that we’ve been eating it every week!

lemon chicken pasta easy dinner


Lemony Chicken and Pasta

  • 1 box of (gluten free) pasta
  • 7 chicken tenders, cubed
  • 3-4 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Parmesan (to taste)
  • Salt, pepper, dried parsley (optional, to taste)
  1. Cook pasta, drain, and set aside.
  2. Use 2 Tbls olive oil to coat the bottom of a large pan.
  3. Lay chicken tenders in single layer in pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and pour half the lemon juice on top.
  4. Cook over medium heat, flipping when chicken begins to turn white. Cook until chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Add walnuts to the chicken.
  6. Add pasta, 2 Tbls olive oil, and rest of lemon juice. Stir well and heat until it’s all warmed.
  7. Season with pepper, dried parsley, and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli, and enjoy!

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May Goals

After setting some goals last month this is something I definitely want to continue doing. It just helps set some focus for the month and keeps me aware of things I’d otherwise fall behind on. This month I’m keeping it pretty simple.

Make granola – I’ve been wanting granola for a long time now and it’s the perfect spring/summer breakfast or quick and easy snack.

Do something with all the shampoo bottles in my shower – Am I the only one with a growing collection of nearly empty shampoo and conditioner bottles accumulating in my shower? As nice as it is to have my options, I really need to condense those bottles down and use, then throw away, the ones that are nearly gone.

Clean out the refrigerator – This is also something I haven’t really done in a while. I think it’s just about time to clear some things out.

Multi-course meal – This one I’m not so sure on. I had planned one out a few weeks ago, then I just never followed through with it. Since I’ve been doing an actual meal plan I’d like to incorporate this as one of our dinners during the month.

Do you have any goals for this month? If so, I’ve love to hear about them. 🙂

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April’s Goals

Today marks the start of a new chapter. And what better way to celebrate than with cheesecake! I could live on cheesecake, it truly is the food of life.

Post to follow soon. 🙂

Anyway… On with my new chapter. So I’m not one to stay incredibly organized, especially in the summer months. I tend to drift into snacking and desserts, or salads and smoothies and don’t do a whole lot of cooking. So I’ve come up with a plan to help me stay more organized, make actual meals through the summer and hopefully it will also help me to post more consistently.

On the first Monday of the month I’ll post goals for myself, then we’ll see how I follow through with it. So here are my goals for April.

Follow a meal plan – This past weekend my husband and I came up with a meal plan (then I scheduled this month’s meals). We have a different food category for every day, which I’m hoping will add a bit of consistency to life, yet it still gives us room to improvise if we wish.

Food sets the tone for so much of life, this way each day will have a consistent theme and will help us to get into a routine.

Try a new posting schedule – Yes, I will still be posting on Mondays, but I’m going to try to be more consistent with what and when.

Read Plate To Pixel – I started reading this book quite some time ago, then life took over and I set it down. I’d like to finish it by the end of this month.

Make at least one nice dessert – I probably already make too many desserts (my husband would say there’s no such thing), but I’d like to try something a little special this month.

Clean out my closet – I’ve needed to go through my clothes and organize my closet for a while now. I figure now that spring is here it’s the perfect time.

What kinds of goals do you have for April?

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