Menu Monday!

Happy February!! :) January always seems like the longest, darkest month of the year and I am happy to see that it is over. February gives me hope, spring will be here soon.

It's grocery shopping day for me. My husband and I are planning to get a bite to eat out and then go and visit with our son. Our schedules don't mix all that well and we've yet to see his new apartment. He lives way on the other side of the city and we'll be driving through rush hour traffic which has become horrific over the last few years. But it's the only way to see him. :) We'll be taking our ice chest to keep things cool while we visit and drive.

Last week hubby and I had a busy week (his days off are over the week so it was a busy 'weekend'). I did not get the sausage gravy and biscuits made so we'll have that on Tuesday. Tonight we'll be eating out due to a late evening.

For the rest of the week...

Chicken Breasts
I bought some seasoning rub from Costco. It was called “Salmon Rub” but said it could be used for chicken and pork as well. I plan to slice up some chicken breasts, coat with the rub and cook them on the stove top with coconut oil. I'm serving potatoes, squash (I have cooked sweet meat squash in the freezer from the fall), a big green salad or green beans.

Here is a picture of the rub that I bought for any fellow Costco shoppers who are interested...

Easy, filling, simple meal. I'll have all the regular trimmings to go along with the taco meat; lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sliced olives, salsa, sour cream. Tortilla chips & salsa on the side. I like this meal for another reason. Sometimes a taco seems to heavy for me and I'll opt for a taco salad. I use all the goodies except the taco shells and mix them into a yummy salad.

Asian Pork Riblets
I have a big package of pork riblets in the freezer. I plan on putting them in the crockpot, covering them with THIS sauce and letting them cook all day. I'm sure we'll have at least a couple meals with this. I'll serve rice and a salad on the side.

That should do it for the week!



  1. Hmm, let us know how that rub works out... Hope you enjoy your time with your son!

  2. I haven't been on the internet much lately and just read your fitness update and wanted to comment. I'll be turning 59 this year and started swimming about 4 years ago. A friend and I took a 25-minute adult swim conditioning class together. The first night we were both hanging on the wall after completing only one length (25m). We scared the instructor enough that he ran around the pool to see if we were both ok. We have been swimming steady as workout partners for four years.
    Well, this week we were in a conditioning class again. The warm-up for the 90 minute class was 24 lengths which we did without any effort.We ended up swimming 3000meters in 90 minutes. Tired for sure but loving how far we had come.
    Long story to say - just start and keep at it and the level of conditioning will come. For me, it has really been helpful to have a workout buddy. SJ in Vancouver BC Canada


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