Snowy Weekend, Meal Planning Goal, and Cookie Recipe!

Monday, February 1, 2010

We had a snowy weekend here in Virginia! The husband did some studying (of course), but I also got him to do a little relaxing!

I came up with a new goal for myself on Friday...as the husband and I were once again trying to decide what to pick up for dinner. I have been so slacking on cooking lately (awful I know)!! I've got to start planning meals again! By the time I get home from work and pick up a little around the house the last thing I want to do is try to figure out what to make for dinner. So if I don't have any meals planned, we usually end of picking up from somewhere. I'm not sure how I got away from meal planning each week, but I seriously need to get back on track!

I got a great head start on my goal this weekend! Saturday I found great slow cooker recipe on marthastewart.com to use up some things we had in the pantry/freezer while I planned meals for the rest of the week.



Here's this week's meal plan:
Sunday - Black Bean Enchiladas
Monday - Radiatori with Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, and Pancetta
Tuesday - dinner with friends (leftovers in fridge for husband)
Wednesday - BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Thursday - Chicken, Cashew, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry
Friday - eat out (in-laws visiting)

Sunday's meal was a success and I even had time to make my favorite chocolate chip cookies! I love using my Kitchenaid mixer and finally got a chance to break in my fabulous green mixing bowls!



I think this recipe is from a 1950s Hershey cookbook and while it's certainly not healthy, these cookies are so yummy! I must admit I got the recipe from the mother of a guy I dated before I met my wonderful husband - so I have no problem sharing it!



3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs and beat.

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to sugar mix.

Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375* for 7 - 10 minutes.

*Depending on the oven I sometimes use 350

I'm hoping since I've shared my goal with all of you I'll be more likely to stick with it! Wish me luck! Does anyone have any good meal planning tips?

4 comments:

  1. Those cookies look AMAZING... will you send me one? XOXO

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  2. The slow cooker dish looks amazing! Your placemats are darling too! XOXO

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  3. Your meal plan sounds delicious! Were those from Martha Stewart too? The cookies look yummy as well. Nothing better than fresh-baked cookies!

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