Sunday, September 21, 2008

Meal Plan

My sister, Terri, says it takes 30 days to form a new habit. Well after one week of cooking awesome meals, I think I'm converted. So here's another weeks worth of meals planned out, recipes printed, and groceries stocked. It's going to be a good week. Watch the cooking blog for reviews.

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Thai Style Ground Beef

Camille's cooking dinner!

Feta Chicken and Vegetables
Citrus Couscous Salad

Turkey Jambalaya
Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lots of updates this week on the cooking blog

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Hour of Power was muy successful. Mostly because I delegated a bunch of stuff and got down towards the bottom of my inbox. Time for a snack break and then the push through to 5'oclock. Can't wait for gaming tonight!

Hour of Power

I learned this term from Emily Olson. This is when you don't feel like working, so you set a timer for an hour and work really hard and see how much you can get done by the time the timer goes off. So I'm setting the timer, going to see if there's anyway I can get through my inbox and notes by the end of the hour. Too much on my plate. I'd pay money if I could have no phone calls or sales people interrupting me over the next hour. Except then I would be paying money to work, which is just wrong. Back in an hour!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Late night menu planning

Yes, I'm still alive. I've definitely lost touch with the blogging world. It was much easier to keep up with when I had a boring job and time to kill all day long on the computer. Now that I'm busy at work, there's no down time during the day and not so much feeling like sitting in front of the computer when I get home. So here, is a self reminder that blogs don't have to be extensive. Quickie updates are OK too.

So one of the shows I've discovered with my reintroduction into the world of television (by the way, love that TIVO thing!) is the Biggest Loser. What a fun show and very motivating. Since we've moved into our new place we have a huge living room so I've been able to keep my treadmill in there and use it so much more. As you can see from Don's blog, we even taught Cordy to walk on the treadmill! It's soooo cute. So I'm in better shape than I have been in a while and thinking about setting some kind of goal whether it be joining a basketball league or running a race.

Also, I've been a little uninspired for a while on the cooking and mealplanning so the show has also been a good motivator to get back into that some more. I just created a fabulous menu of dinners from the week and was so excited I have to share. So here's what's serving up at the Early Household this week:

Sirloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce
Spicy Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Parchment Baked Halibut with Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots
Green & Yellow Wax Beans with Roasted Pepper

Roasted Pepper-Pesto Tomato Pizza
Greek Dinner Salad

Smoked Turkey, Brie, Green Apple, and Watercress Sandwich
Strawberry-Kiwi Salad with Basil

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Linguine with Sauteed Shrimp & Coconut Lime Sauce
Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

All of these recipes can be found on the website and by following the links above. I will be off to the Encino Farmer's Market in the morning to pick up some fresh ingredients. Watch our Cooking Kama Sutras Blog for reviews of the recipes throughout the week.