Plans & Plates: Well hello, winter sports, kid-friendly fast meals & mug cakes for mom

It took me over 24 hours to menu plan this last go round. AN ENTIRE DAY! Why? Because menu planning is tough? No. Because I have picky eaters? No. Because I couldn’t decide what to make? No. It’s because I wasn’t able to stop the winter sports, holiday, and doctor appointment craziness to sit for […]

Plans & Plates: It’s Christmas time! (Week 48)

A tradition in our house is Christmas arrives after the turkey feast is done! I may not always be happy about it BUT it’s the compromise between my husband and me.  This year it was delayed a little further because we are near family!!!  We enjoyed dinner, relaxing and Black Friday shopping while the kids […]

Plans & Plates: MasterChef Jr Bake Off in the Doria House & Week 47

WHAT AN EXCITING WEEK!  Thanksgiving week!!!  Truth be told, I was feeling crazy weighed down with my schedule.  I had 8 chapters to read for school, cheer meetings, my hubby needed a ham for his work’s dinner, and my mother in law tasked us with bringing desserts.  We have been watching non-stop Hell’s Kitchen and […]

Plans & Plates: MUFFINS!!! & Week 46

I love it when a good plan comes together.  Does anyone else remember hearing that often from their childhood?  I can close my eyes and picture my Pop Pop Frank sitting in his chair watching A-Team.  It is one of my happier memories.  That and Hogan’s Heroes.  But more than that…  I remember the smells […]

Plans & Plates: Testing out Plan To Eat & Week 45

Menu planning is hard.  So many people put it out there that it is so easy, but it’s not.  Not when you are managing larger families, have growing kids, picky eaters…well, anything beyond a family that eats the same exact things at the same exact times.  Not knocking that…actually I envy that!  I envy the […]

Salsa Chicken Tostadas

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Salsa Chicken Tostadas Yum
Course Main Dish
Course Main Dish
  1. Place chicken breasts in an electric pressure cooker.
  2. Top with taco seasoning.
  3. Pour salsa on top.
  4. Place lid on the pot and lock in place. Select the Poultry setting for 15 minutes.
  5. Allow pressure to release naturally after the cooking time has ended (about 20 minutes). The center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. Shred the cooked chicken.
  7. Place parchment paper on a sheet pan.
  8. Lay out the tostadas and top with chicken & cheese.
  9. Broil until melted. The time is dependent on your oven.
  10. Enjoy!

Picture Me Imperfect: Food & I

This last year has been hard.  Like really hard.  From August 2012, I had been on this crazy journey of learning to run and weight loss.  In that time I have run over fifty races from 5Ks to ultramarathons.  This body has gone from 212 lbs to 140 lbs (all-time high was 265 lbs in […]

Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancakes in a Mug

My family was scavenging early Sunday morning.  It was the week of payday aka the week that the refrigerator is completely empty all of the sudden.  Everyone was getting a little whiney.  This one wanted eggs.  That one wanted pancakes.  Someone suggested frozen waffles.  Everyone shot that down.  And to be quite honest, I did […]

Fit Foodie: Cooking down the cabinets

Here we are…in the beginning stages of our PCS, struggling to not emotionally eat all of our feelings BUT also to cook down what’s in our cabinets.  Some things I’m finding…well I’m not quite sure when those ingredients found their way in there but that’s a whole other menu planning problem.  Canned artichoke hearts…  Tapioca flour…  […]