Archive for February, 2013

This year, Celebrate Valentine’s Day by telling EMEALS  what you love. Submit your favorite recipe, the best meal you have ever had, the moment you look forward to every year, or anything else that causes to you pause and reflect on how much you love it!  Click the link below to submit your entry or learn more about this great contest.


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Looking for something different for Valentine’s Day Dinner?  Emals has some great menu items on their Valentine’s Menu.. Check out this shimp, butternut squash, and rapini dish from the Paleo Dinner Menu…


Here’s the recipe for the butternut squash, just to get your mouth watering….

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cider Vinegar    

3 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine squash, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a jelly-roll pan; toss to coat.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until browned and tender, stirring once.
  4. Sprinkle with vinegar before serving.

I won! ..

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Only A Breath hosted a giveaway for THE ORGANIZED PARENT and I won!!   My awesome prize pack consisted of a kitchen timer, an All Out Of grocery list notepad, some great recipe category flags, and 6 adorable frog chip clips.   The picture doesn’t do it justice.  I  love all of the items in my prize pack.  I’m pretty sure the All Out Of list is going to be a permanent fixture in my house!




Emeals .. UPDATE

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well, my family has been using Emeals for a few weeks now and we are enjoying it. We have tried menu items from the Classic and the Low Carb plans. I really wanted to like the Low Carb Menu, for obvious reasons. We are trying to make healthier choices for our meals and low carb generally is a great way to kick start my weight loss. The downside to the low carb menu plan is that there have been several spicy items each week. I understand that the spice is used to make the food taste better, so that you don’t miss the carbs. However, my family has 3 kids who don’t “do” spicy. I’ll keep this menu plan until next week when I can switch plans again. ** I contacted customer service and they offered to change the plan early for me, if I was unhappy. I chose not to change plans so that I could collect one month’s worth of the plan, but I was happy to see that the customer service was excellent. I emailed them and received a reply in less than 24 hours, with a satisfactory response and solution.

#3in30 – Goals

Posted: February 6, 2013 in 3in30, Goals

A friend of mine and I were discussing MOTIVATION the other day. I realized that I don’t lack motivation, I lack self-discipline. So, I’m using 3 in 30 to help me create Baby Steps to new HABITS.

What is #3 IN 30? 3 Goals to focus on for 30 Days. Join me & the others who have linked up with Aurie…

February 3 in 30

1. Follow a Morning/Evening Routine
1. Get up and Shower 600AM – before the kiddos get up.
2. Spend 15 minutes in Bible Reading, Study, and/or prayer.
3. Unload Dishwasher, switch laundry, sweep hard floors
4. Check Menu Plan for slow-cooker/freezer meals
1. Load Dishwasher, switch laundry
2. Lay out mine & kids clothes for next day.
3. Spend 15 minutes in Bible Reading, Study, and/or prayer.

2. Take a walk every day.
3. Follow the Menu Plan.