Currently: May


Current book: M.C. Beaton "Death of a Bore"& the new Andy Cohen book
Current music: The Spotify playlist I made that's 80's and 90's dance to the extreme! 
Current [non]-guilty pleasure: Yoga on Saturday mornings... still

Current drink: 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar wtih 1/2 tsp Creamy Honey with hot water
Current food: Keto Waffles
Current obsession: YOD yoga & sleeping
Current craving: Cheese
Current need: a mama swimsuit that fits all my needs yet doesn't cost a lot. 
Current indulgence: Kerrygold Butter
Current bane of my existence: The last two days of work. I've been cleaning my room and the dust is insane... and I can't breathe. 
Current procrastination: Umm, working out... I'm blogging instead. 
Current confession: I ate Fruit Loops today, but they fit my macros. 
Current quote: nada
Current excitement: Paul McCartnery Concert & the Hot Springs camping trip.  

Current mood: I hate to say tired again, but when is bedtime? The end of school is tiresome. 

Meal Pinning Monday

This is finally the last week of school before Summer. I could nearly give an Oscar's acceptance speech to tell you how I feel about the survival that took place my first year in 3rd grade. 

In that, I've also gotten into a lunch rut that's turned this week into a lunch box of two Keto waffles, pepperoni, and 2 cheese sticks. Super well rounded. Insanely lazy. 

That should tell you something... I usually don't mind spending an average of 4+ hours a Sunday prepping food for the week and I've come down to waffles, cheese, and a large stick of pepperoni in my fridge. None of witch you'll find paired together on any fine dining menu. 


Speaking of fine dining... the chef Jeremy and I worked for in college is going to be on this season of The Next Food Network Star. I'm thinking of episode recaps and thoughts? Who'd be interested? 


[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

FIVE ON FRI-YAY

There are only 3 actual days of work left and I couldn't be happier! Don't get me wrong, I don't hate my job. However the break that is called Summer is highly needed. I personally need to rest, recharge, and get back to a normal state of being. 

I've hit that high-strung time of the year and it's time to wind down. 


1. First up I went to a Mother's Day yoga class that was all heart/chest opening poses and ended with a 30 minute Savasana with Acupuncture.

Meal Pinning Tuesday?

This week people, we'll call it the sugar detox week. Last week was rough. 


[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

F I V E O N F R I D A Y

It's Friday people, and as if that weren't enough to celebrate it's also the end of Teacher Appreciation Week. My midsection is sick of being appreciated. 

That might sound unappreciative, but I assure you my jeans are far more snug than I prefer. 

Come Saturday "skinny Emily" will shove "chunky Emily" back down in the hole she belongs and hopefully keep her in her place. She's only allowed out on occasion, the past two weeks she's been partying like a college girl during Sorority Rush Week. 


Now let's get to things of the week.

1. I'll share links as soon as I have them, but I got to record a podcast with The Podcast Project and had an absolute blast. Today the main episode airs and come Sunday the "Sunday Confessions" episode comes out. This was all recorded mid-"chunky Emily" so you can consider yourself warned.


Grilled Asparagus & Green Onions

This is going to be a really short post, but I promise you this recipe is divine.

Whether you follow Paleo, Primal, Low Carb, Keto, or Whole30, this will fit the bill. It works, it's yummy, it's a favorite of mine, and it's insanely easy.


Grilled Asparagus & Green Onions

Ingredients:
1 bunch of asparagus
1 bunch of green onions
garlic powder
salt
pepper
olive oil (I sometimes use bacon fat or ghee depending on what's on hand)

Directions:
Clean and cut aspragus, toss in a bowl with green onions. Season with enough oil or fat to coat and then season to taste with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Grill for 5-10 minutes at a medium heat until it's as tender as you prefer and enjoy. 


When I make this I quite literally wait until I've already flipped the chicken I'm grilling and then place the asparagus on the grill. I've made this a few times where I blanched the asparagus first, but it really isn't needed. Just cook it until it's done at a medium heat. 

In case you're wondering, yes I grill everything myself (except steaks because Jeremy does it so well, and his Country Rib recipe) and I also use a gas grill. I just find it to be so much better suited for someone who grilled several times a week. I'm not spending time with charcoal unless we are camping.