May 12, 2014

my weekly to-do list...

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I obviously took a few weeks off from my list-making here on the ol' blog, but kept busy with all the other things that have been going on in my life. (Family stuff! A film-festival-ing husband! A visiting brother-in-law! A visiting sister! Surviving boiling temperatures in a non-air-conditioned duplex!) But I'm back at it this week, fellow list-making aficionados.

Since so much time has passed between my last list and this new one (and because odds are I don't even remember what I accomplished that many weeks ago), I'll just share the items I hope to accomplish for the week ahead:

This week's goals:

Marriage, Motherhood & Home Life
 — Plan date night for this month
 — Try one new recipe (possibly vegan?)
 — Buy new curtains (a certain tantrum-ing toddler ripped a hole in one of my favorites)

Self
 — Get up before Eisley at least two mornings
 — Finish reading one book (I'm currently reading The Kind Diet)
 — Limit dairy consumption (because of the above book, which I'm loving)
 — Make optometrist appointment (I have been out of contacts for months, and desperately need a new pair of glasses)

Creativity
 — Organize crafting nook
 — Reevaluate current shop items/design

Miscellany
 — Earn at least one $5 gift card from Swagbucks

If you have any fairly-simple vegan recipes, or inexpensive (and pretty) curtain reccomendations you'd like to share, please leave them in the comments! Here's to a beautiful—and possibly productive—week ahead.

8 comments :

  1. i love these lists! what a great way to give yourself some goals for the week.

    since you asked for Vegan recipes, I recommend this one:
    http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/06/es-samosa-wraps.html

    I don't know how you feel about Indian food but this is a really beginner friendly recipe. It's actually a copy-cat recipe of an Amy's burrito we used to buy all the time. Now we just make them! If you're willing to introduce a little dairy, these are great with plain yogurt and cilantro on the side.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, Courtney! And thank you for the recipe linkage, as well. We eat curry once a month or so, so I am sure we would absolutely love those wraps. I'm so excited to try them! <3

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  2. It appears the site is down, but I'm in love with Peas and Thank You's Roasted Chickpea Tacos. Super easy to make, toddlers can help, and my toddler will (usually?) eat it. Even my meat-and-potato husband says it's tasty. Try peasandthankyou.com and see if it pops up later.

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    1. Oooh, that sounds amazing! Will have to check and pin it later. :) Thank you so much, Katie!

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  3. Beans and greens are one of my favorite vegan recipes. I follow the below recipe and substitute collard greens for spinach and balsamic vinegar for sherry vinegar.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sauteed-Greens-with-Cannellini-Beans-and-Garlic-241906

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much for the link—I'll have to give it a whirl.

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  4. This is one of my favorites (although if I use as much oil as this recipe recommends, mine comes out a little too oily): http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/

    And for the fall/winter season, or if you're in the mood for a heavier dessert, this is AMAZING: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/10/24/its-a-chocolate-pumpkin-pizookie/

    Don't be scared by the chickpeas. All you taste is a moist, delicious, gooey cookie.

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    1. Thank you so much for all the links, Holly! They sound absolutely relish, and I am definitely on board for any and all desserts. :) Hurrah!

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