Blogtober Day 23: Step It Up Sunday

Simple steps we can take while preparing for the week to take it to the next level……..

I recently got an amazing deal to try Blue Apron ($119 off the first 5 boxes plus a $200 gift card that would come before the 3rd box ships). I have always wanted to try Blue Apron, but the price kept me away. This special made it resonable and kept us from eating out because we had special meals to look forward to.

These are the meals we got in our first box; the smaller picture shows what they actually looked like once I prepared them.

I will let you know my favorite on Tasty Tuesday. All three meals really leveled up our week!

Have you ever tried a meal delivery service? If so, which one? Do you feel it helped level up your week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 19: Wellness Wednesday

During the month of October, we are focusing on two deminsions of wellness each wednesday. Last week, we focused on the physical and social deminsions. This week will be occupational and spiritual.

Occupational: personal satisfaction in your job/career.

Spiritual: the search for purpose and meaning in life, knowing which resources to use to cope with everyday life, values, and beliefs

For me occupationally I think having work life balance helps me to be a better employee and more satisfied with my job. I think prayer, self reflection, and spending time in nature really help my spiritual wellness.

What about you, what are some things that have, do, or will help you achieve occupational and spiritual wellness?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Resources: https://www.csupueblo.edu/health-education-and-prevention/8-dimension-of-well-being.html, https://www.lifeofwellness.ca/8-dimensions-of-wellness/, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/8-dimensions-of-wellness-where-do-you-fit-in-0527164

Blogtober Day 18: Tasty Tuesday

Hi All! This week, my husband and I had doctor appointments (annual physicals). Afterward, we usually do Happy Hour at BJ’s Brewhouse because they have great specials and yummy appetizers. This time, we decided to try something new, so we went to Happy Hour at Mother’s (in Westchase, Fl). We decided to order two, not as bad for us apps and one bad for us. So we got their Dry Rub Wings, Buffalo chicken flatbread, and poutine. Everything was delicious! The wings were the second best I’ve had (Glory days are my faves), the Flatbread was the perfect balance of heat and relief, and the potuine was rich and savory (the kind you just need a few bites of). All the perfect bar foods!

Do you have a favorite Happy Hour spot that has food specials, too? What are your favorite bar foods?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 16: Step It Up Sunday

Simple steps we can take while preparing for the week to take it to the next level……..

I am not a big meal planner or meal prepper. I do like to have an idea of a couple meals I might make through the week but no concret days.

Something I do like to do to step up my week is either buy pre-preped veggies or pre-prep fresh veggies for the week.

Example: I typycally buy frozen tri-pepper and onion mix, large packages of fresh spinach, and zuchinni that I will cut up* so it’ll be ready to use.

What are some smal steps you take to level up your week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

*I like to cut in thin slices and dice so I can use different ways.

Blogtober Day 11: Tasty Tuesday

So what did I eat that was tasty this week…………

This week, I finally decided to try pizza crusts made with canned chicken breast! This viral trend intrigued me, but I was hesitant. My husband was concerned it would hold up toppings, and so was I.

After looking over several recipes, I decided to give it a go. I used a 12.5 ounes can of premium chicken breast – drained, 1 large egg, about 3 tablespoons of egg white, and about 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese.

1. In a mixing bowl, I whisked the egg with the egg whites, added the chicken breast, and then used the whisk to shredd it.

2. Next, I added the parmesan cheese and combined everything well.

3. I dumped the mixture on parchment paper, topped with another sheet of parchment, and rolled out into a ractangle (the size of a cookie sheet).

4. I removed the top parchment and moved the bottom parchment with crust to a cookie sheet.

5. I baked on 400 for 8 minutes and then switced to broil for about 2 minutes (just keep an eye on it).

6. I then topped it with sauce, turkey pepperoni, and mozeralla cheese.

7. Baked for 10 minutes at 400, then broil for 2 minutes (again, keep an eye on it).

My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. The crust was a perfect texture and thickness. The flavor was spot on. This will defianlty be added to the meal rotation in our house. This was quick, easy, tasty, and all ingredients we usually have on hand.

If you have been hesitant to try, like we were, I encourage you to give it go!

What did you try that was tasty this week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 9: Step It Up Sunday

Preparing for the work week so we can take it to the next level……..

Last week, I mentioned that I like to do laundry and grocery shop on Sundays, which helps take my week to the next level.

To take these 2 steps to the next level………

While folding laundry, I pair a couple outfits together.

While making my grocery list, I plan a couple simple meals I can make through the week.

Share with us a simple step you take that helps take your week to the next level.

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 4: Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday is a day for us to share something tasty we had the previous week. This can be while eating out, a new recipe, or a twist on an old favorite.

Friday, I had taken chicken breast out but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with it. My mind kept going to something with bacon and ranch, but I also wanted something with a little spice. I cut up the chicken into 1/2 to 1-inch cubes and sautéed in olive oil, seasoned with cilantro-lime, chipotle powder, salt and cracked black pepper. I added a can of drained & rinsed pinto beans, a cup of frozen mixed veggies, a 1/2 cup instant rice and a 1/2 cup water. I brought to a boil then lowered too medium low until all the water was absorbed (about 20-25 minutes). I served it topped with 2 pieces of bacon crumbled on top, a splash of lite ranch dressing, and a sprinkle of cheese. It was very flavorful with a heat that builds but doesn’t overpower.

Do you like to experiment when you cook, play it safe, or don’t really like to cook? Do you follow recipes exactly or always make changes?

What did you eat last week that was super tasty?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie