What’s For Dinner (No. 164) & Cooking Tips, Too


It was a pretty normal week for cooking.  Nothing exciting, but several new recipes that were all keepers. Monday Jack’s Pepperoni Pizza for me Homemade GF Pizza for David Notes:  I discovered Udi pre-made GF pizza crusts in the frozen section of Wal-mart and they’ve been working well for homemade pizza for David.  You just pull one out of the freezer (they come in packages of two), put on … [Read more...]

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Wow!  This was amazingly delicious and easy and I will definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 8 bacon strips 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each) (1) 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 plum tomatoes, sliced (2) 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (3) 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions: Place bacon in an … [Read more...]

How to Break Down a Task

How to Break Down a Task

In David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, he talks a lot about projects vs. tasks and how projects don’t belong on a task list.  The reason projects don’t belong on a task list is because projects take time, planning and multiple sessions to complete.  Nothing should go on a task list that can’t be completed in one step. If you find you’re not getting some of the things done on your to-do … [Read more...]

How to Plan Ahead Without Writing on Daily Pages

Franklin Covey Planner

I don’t like writing tasks on my daily pages until I’m ready to plan my day.  I’m okay with appointments or information or reminders (like someone’s surgery or birthday) but I don’t want any tasks on the page until I’m ready to plan. The traditional method of planning where you write down tasks as they come up and then plan your day with the ABC 123 method of prioritizing doesn’t work for me.  … [Read more...]

Master Bathroom Update

master bathroom remodel

Slow and steady wins the race and a little time here and there gets the bathroom done!  We’ve been unbelievably busy lately so there hasn’t been a lot of progress on the master bathroom remodel.  But David’s been chipping away at it when he has a chance.  In case you’ve forgotten what it looked like in the beginning, here’s what it looked like before: And here’s what it’s looking … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 163) & Cooking Tips, Too

Asparagus Falafel (NEW) Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese

I did LOTS of cooking this week – both meals and snacks.  Some of it worked and some of it didn’t! Monday Chicken & Vegetables over Pasta Monday was a crazy day and I didn’t have anything planned and ran out of time.  Unfortunately there weren’t any leftovers in the refrigerator so I had to come up with something.  I sautéed chicken with vegetables and served it over GF pasta.  Not bad for … [Read more...]

Crispy Rosemary Chicken & Fries

Crispy Rosemary Chicken & Fries

This one-pan meal was easy to make and tasted great!  The chicken was tasty and the fries were delicious. Ingredients: 8 bone-in chicken thighs (3 pounds) (1) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried crumbled rosemary 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1-1/2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 6 small red potatoes, quartered (2) 3 … [Read more...]