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Last weekend, I was in Cincinnati for the Savvy Blogging Summit. I had a great time catching up with friends and meeting new ones. This is the conference if you like to learn the nuts and bolts of blogging as business. My to-do list is a lot longer now.
Our meals last week
But being away from home for the second weekend in a row threw us more into the no-routine-because-it’s-summer state of things. I did shop with the Slow Cooker list for this week. Shopping with a list is always better than winging it in the grocery.
After church on Sunday, we had scrambled eggs and English muffins. Not too exciting. But we followed it up with this:
This was the fourth day in a row for me to eat Graeter’s. There was a Graeter’s store right across the street from our hotel in Cincy. So, of course, I had to have a scoop everyday. Mocha Chocolate Chip, Buckeye Blitz, Chocolate Coconut Chocolate Chip, Toffee Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip. Life is good! Graeter’s was a sponsor of the conference and they gave us free pint coupons. I’ve still got one for a rainy day.
Jim had a dinner meeting on Monday night, so I grilled chicken, and made broccoli and quinoa to go with it. It wasn’t on the menu, but it was an easy change up for the chicken I bought.
We had Mexican Beans and Rice one night, which was a meal we didn’t get around to from last week’s 15 minute menu. I also made Fried Rice this week, because I shopped with my youngest child who requested it along with pot stickers.
And I made a new slow cooker recipe one night too. It’s an easy alteration of a family favorite. I’ll be sharing the recipe soon.
What I’ve been reading
Our book club selection recently was All There Is by David Isay. All There Is is a book of love stories, told by real people. It’s a fast read and I enjoyed the real life stories of how people find love and each other. It’s not a sappy, romantic book. Rather, it’s real people expressing their feelings for each other.
I aso finished Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. I enjoyed this novel, but it does have some darker moments. I’ve also read Lisa See’s book, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Both stories cover friendship between women, and in the case of Shanghai Girls, sisterhood is a large theme. The writing vividly paints the world of 1937 and the years following.
Sneak peek at this week’s meal plans
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans. When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included. You can find out more about how to get them delivered to your inbox by clicking here.
Slow Cooker Plan