Weekly Meal Plan

So, I'm going to try this Weekly Meal Plan thing - if the snow will let me get the heck out of the driveway tomorrow to get groceries! I've been trolling Pinterest to find new, healthy recipes to try out. Since my husband is on the road, I'm cooking for one and this is hard for me...not sure why. But anyway, here is my plan:

Monday: Avocado Spinach Egg Salad

Tuesday: Turkey Wraps with Cucumber - I want to wrap them in lettuce or spinach tortilla wraps.

Wednesday: Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner - probably Toad in the Hole or Ham-and-Cheese Waffles or something, I haven't decided yet.

Friday: Either leftovers or maybe Darbi's with friends. I try to hang out with friends at least once a week. :)

Saturday and Sunday will be spent probably eating leftovers since the crock pot meal will most likely last forever. The original blog I got the recipe from says it will feed a family of three for two nights with a three extra lunches for the mom. See? It's so hard to cook for just one! Maybe I'll break it into fourths?

Now, here's the hard part...just for kicks, I want to do this all for as CHEAP as possible! I'll let you know how this goes. Hopefully avocados will still be on sale!


A Confession

I have a confession to make.

In front of all of my readers, I'd like to confess, that in my heart of hearts, my soul of souls, that I am...

A dirty hippie.

Well, maybe not so much the dirty part, but the hippie part for sure.

I see your, "Huh?" faces now!

Let me explain. I don't mean the stereotypical, pot smoking, musk smelling, no underwear wearing, dread rocking, free love giving hippie - I mean the nature lover, up-cycling, living off and giving back to the land as much as possible hippie. In my heart of hearts, I want a natural life with the smallest foot print possible. I feel now I'm too wasteful, with too much clutter and it's cluttering my mind!

But I also want internet and P is a TV freak...so we need to have technology! Maybe we can coin the term Techno-Hippie? :P Ahem, anyway..

I have a dream and in that dream, P and I live in a decently sized house, with a small garden out back, a compost pile, my cats, and simple decorations that are up-cycled/recycled/redone. I want to make my own soaps, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, chapsticks, and candles - and maybe have a side business doing this as well. I would love to figure out how to live as inexpensively as possible but still be able to comfortably pay all the bills that come with having a house.

I have ideas on how to do this (check out my "The Crunchy-Granola Life" pinboard on Pinterest by following the link at the top of my blog), but we need to make some BIG changes first. I plan to do some cleaning out, tossing, selling and giving away starting this week and I hope to document this endeavor here! Stay tuned!