Recipes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Weekly Meal Prep!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week. I told everyone yesterday that I would tell you how I meal prep for the week. I usually make my menus on Friday then shop on Saturday. Sunday afternoon is when I cook. I cook our breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the week. The dinner I usually have simple meals or crockpot meals. This is what my husband and my meal prep looks like. (the only thing that is missing is our dinner and our Shakeology.)




The meat I cooked was chicken breast and ground meat patties. I seasoned the meat with garlic powder and lemon pepper. I then cooked them on a grill. Next, I cooked sweet potatoes. I sprayed the pan with coconut oil. I love this coconut oil because it uses a bag system so that means no propellant used to get the oil out of the can.
 
 
I washed the potatoes, then cut them into cubes and placed them in the pan. I sprayed a little coconut oil on them. I also seasoned them with lemon pepper and garlic powder.





 
 
I then put them in a preheated oven. (350 degrees) Cook until tender.
 

Next, I cooked my squash. I cooked the yellow and the zucchini the same way. I used a mandolin to cut them up. put a little olive oil in the bottom of a pan with a couple of cloves garlic chopped up.
Then just cook until tender.







 
 
I then cooked the cauliflower and broccoli. I just cut it up and steamed it. Then seasoned it with lemon pepper and garlic powder.

Sorry, I only took pics of the cauliflower. The breakfast I made my husband was just bacon and Eggs with spinach. Yeah, it is that easy! Crazy huh?? I then portioned it up and put it in containers for our meals. So, there you have it! That is how I prepare our meals every week. Till next time! Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Homemade Beef Stock! Oh My!!

Ok, if you have looked at my blog you know I love to can. I found these at Kroger's the other day. I was so excited! I could finally make beef stock!




What I did was put the shank in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees until it was brown. I rinsed the bones off and put them in the crockpot. When the shank was brown I added it to the crockpot.
 



I then  put in some scraps of onions peals, celery and carrots that I had froze for stock. I poured about 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar on the bones and shank and let it sit for about an hour.



 


 Then, I filled the crockpot up with water and put it on low and cooked it for 24 hours. Then you just strain it and the liquid left is your beef stock. You can freeze it. I am going to can mine. Will post how to do that another day. Tomorrow I will post about my meal plan and prepping! Till tomorrow hope everyone has a great day!!















































Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness Day!

Today everyone wore blue for Autism Awareness Day! This day is very dear to my heart. I have a nephew, cousin, and some loved ones who are autistic. I hope you wore blue to show your support!

My class had a field trip where we hunted Easter eggs and had our party! They had a blast! I did not forget my Shakeology this morning. The pollen has my sinus acting up so I am going to do another shake this evening! Got to get those superfoods in! Can't afford to get sick! I will be canning some next week. I will be posting some howto's for this! I hope everyone has a blessed Friday! Till next time!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blessed!







How has everyone been? Hopefully great! I feel so blessed to have such an amazing husband and such great friends! We all met up in Vegas! We toured the Grand Canyon, the strip in Vegas, and Red Rock Canyon! It is amazing how even if we have not seen or talked to each other in a long time we get together and it is like no time has passed! I love it! Here are some pics from our excursions!
This is from the High Roller!
Lunch with my Love!



The girls and I goofing off!
Goofing off on the Strip!
The men at Red Rock Canyon
The girls and I in the High Roller!
My love and I on the plane.
Great Friends!
My Love and I at Red Rock!
Red Rock Canyon

Another pic from inside the High Roller!










Getting my workout in the hotel room thanks to Beachbody On Demand!!


Till next time hope everyone has a blessed day!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sad days on the Homestead!

Ok, Anyone who knows me knows I would love to live in the middle of no where and have a farm. Since, that has not happened I make due. I plant my garden every year and I have chickens. My chickens are like my pride and joy! I have Buff Orpingtons! They are just so darn cute! Anywho, Everyone knows how crazy our weather has been! Like nuts! So, a couple of chickens ended up with a type of chicken pneumonia! EEEKKK! I lost 2 hens and a rooster. Then, yesterday low and behold another down! So now I have lost a total of 3 hens and a rooster! I am praying that the sickness has been contained and no more of my sweets get sick! Here is a pic of my sweet ones!

Also, I am finishing up my free Clean Eating Challenge and will be starting another challenge called 21 Days to Awesome! If you are ready to start eating good and exercising you should join us on this challenge! Just email me at mhtsmith@bellsouth.net for more details! Till next time have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BeachBody on Demand

Today, has not been so good. I didn't eat hardly anything because of my crazy allergies. They had my ear and throat all swollen where I could hardly swallow or talk. Thank goodness for my steroid shot to help with inflammation in my throat. By the end of the day, I could drink my shake and do my workout. Awesome! Let me tell you that Upper Fix Extreme is pumping!! LOL! Anywho, I wanted to tell you about this cool thing called BeachBody on Demand. It is where you can stream workout videos on your tablet, computer, phone, etc. as long as you have an internet signal. It is AMAZING! It has workouts like Insanity, P90X, etc. You just log in, choose your workout, and BAM your done! You don't have to worry about bringing your DVD's along with you! It is awesome! And the price is like wow! So check it out at
http://www.beachbodycoach.com/Mhtsmith
If you have any questions just contact me at mhtsmith@bellsouth.net! Till next time have a blessed evening!

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Headbands and New Workouts!!

So, I ordered this cool looking headbands from Hippie Runner and they came in today! YEAH! They are so stinking cute! I think my favorite one has to be the Autism Awareness one. That is something that is near and dear to my heart. My nephew is Autistic and I have a cousin who is too. They are both so amazing! Anywho, here is the pic of my new headbands
 
I told you they were cute! Hehehe! I also did a new workout today. I had gotten the 21 Day Fix Extreme in and just thought I would try one of the workouts. Boy Howdy! They will get you sweating! Extreme is definitely right!
 
 
But, I am proud to say I made it through!! Yawhooo!!! My Clean Eating Challenge also started today. Good Luck to all the challengers! Don't worry I know y'all got this! We are just 40 likes away from the Shakeology Pack giveaway. So, if you have not went and liked my page please do so. Once we hit those 100 like I will video the drawing. Then one lucky person will receive the Shakeology Pack with 6 packets, one of each flavor. Whoop! Whoop! Well till next time, hope everyone has a blessed day!