Back on the Meal Planning Train

Now that Adam and I have moved and mostly settled in, it’s time to get back to business as usual with meals.  Most of the summer I flew by the seat of my pants when it came to meals.  Sometimes it was fun (hey unexpected dinner out) other times it was weird (hey weird bowl meals) and sometimes it was just downright stressful.

That’s why I’m getting back into the swing of meal planning. Back on the Meal Planning Train | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Hot Day Recipes

We’ve reached the part of summer where there are more hot days than not hot days.  We’ve also reached the part of summer where it is just hot all the time.  It doesn’t cool off once the sun goes down and just gets hotter the minute the sun comes up.

But hey, at least we don’t have to shovel snow.

When these days hit I quickly lose motivation to do most things.  Moving in any way, shape, or fashion is just NOT appealing.  Walk to the bathroom? I’ll just hold it.  Change out of my PJ’s? Eh, they look good enough to pass for real clothes.  Make a meal?

Yeah. No.

When it gets too hot to think about cooking, I usually start relying heavily on cold meals like salads or gazpacho as well as using my slow cooker more often.  I know we always associate the slow cooker with cold weather but it is my unsung summer champ.  I can cook a ton of meals in there that I would normally do in the oven and NOT heat up my entire apartment.  Major bonus.

Alright, enough talking about the heat because it is just making me sweat more.  Here are my go-to hot day recipes: Hot Day Recipes | Life Healthfully Lived

Quick & Simple Gazpacho

Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pesto Mac N’ Cheese

Vichyssoise with Garlic Chive Drizzle

Zoodle Carbonara

Quick Lettuce Tacos

Avocado & Corn Gazpacho

Green Summer Rolls with Balsamic Reduction Dip

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Toffee Pecan Ice Cream