Rainy Day Monday

Usually I don’t like rainy Mondays, but today I had so much to do indoors I really didn’t mind too much. After an early morning trip to the gym for my usual workout I headed home to make sure Abby had more time than usual to get ready on her first day back to school after spring break. I scarfed down a quick breakfast with 3, yes 3 cups of coffee and then went to my conditioning class.

McCormick ChickenAfter completing jobs that needed to get down I decided too prepare an easy baked chicken dinner. It only required a McCormick Bag-n-Steam packet and cut up chicken thighs and legs. The chicken effortlessly bakes in the bag after sprinkling with seasoning. Best part—cleanup is a breeze.Yummy!



Forget Throwback Thursday, Thunderstorm Thursday would be much more accurate. Holy cow! I left super early for my own workout at the gym because I know Thursdays find me in  time crunch trying to fit in my workout and get Gaar and Abby out the door for work and school and make it to teach a 9am Pilates class. This morning as soon as I peeled off my sweaty clothes and got ready to hop in a quick shower we lost power. I tried waiting it out but after an hour I knew I would have to rough it. For me that would include a quick towel off and swinging by McDonald’s for coffee since I couldn’t brew any of my own. After I had my caffeine fix I enjoyed a pre-made breakfast of overnight oats I was on my way. Continue reading

Monday Morning

Well I think spring has sprung, today at least. With temperatures getting into the 70′s I might even break out the flip flops! With the exception of a pesky mid morning dental appointment I am planning on spending much of the day outside.
Today I decided to make Abby homemade French Toast for breakfast using thick slices of bread and replacing milk with International Delight Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel creamer.
After mixing in the usual egg, vanilla extract and a pinch of sugar the final result did not disappoint.

The reason behind the name….

I think it only makes sense to explain the name of this blog for my first post. For years I have wanted some type of creative outlet for my love of cooking. I am in no way a gourmet cook. Trust me, I have pretty simple taste, but I do love to cook for my family. My all time favorite food is peanut butter and one of my favorite things to make are pancakes.