Simple Comfort Food Meal plan

This weekend was absolutely crazy in my house. First, it was apple mania. I processed 6 pounds of apples. I made two loaves of apple bread and a double batch of apple sauce.

Then on Sunday it was supposed to be day 2 of apple mania but I got super sick. I still am I have the chills, coughs, and everything hurts so badly that I want to cry. However, life has to go on. I am a mom to my girls and they need me.

This week is going to be a week full of healthy comfort food in my house. The comfort food is also going to be very frugal food so anyone can afford to do this meal plan.

I have some great blog posts that will be out soon I just really need to get better first so just bear with me on this little blogging break. I will be gone for a few more days and then will be posting a lot more.

Breakfast

  • French toast
  • Smoothies with strawberry yogurt, and frozen strawberries- I just mix about 2 cups of yogurt, 6 strawberries, and a cup of milk together in the blender. It comes out so good. My 2-year-old will eat these any time of day!
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes and sausage on the weekend

Lunches

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Tuna Sandwiches
  • Leftovers
  • Possibly smoothies

Snacks

  • Apple Bread
  • Peanuts
  • Applesauce
  • Apples

Dinners

  • Roast beef sandwiches, with white bread, and homemade mac and cheese
  • Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese and cream of mushroom soup
  • quesadillas (with sour cream), tortilla chips, and salsa
  • baked chicken with mashed potatoes
  • chili and cornbread
  • Pulled chicken sandwiches, and chips

Desserts

  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Apple Crisp
  • Apple Bread
  • (Possibly) Apple Pie

This lists included my favorite comfort foods. I hope everyone tries at least one because everyone needs to be able to take a break and eat some good food sometimes.

Nicole

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How your husband can maximize your freelance career

rustic-heart-clipart-rustic-chalkboard-heart-p50lmy-clipart-1It takes a lot of time and energy to be a freelance writer. Throw kids in the mix you are even busier. Sometimes your husband gets ignored in the process. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple ways for him to help with your blossoming career.

An Extra Set of Eyes

Without editing and revising your writing project will not reach it’s full potential. Wouldn’t another set of eyes improve your post. Well having the one person who knows you the best in the world would really help you. They could come up with some great content you never thought to add and make your project really soar.

Enlist in Help

There are many post ideas that you two could work on together. Posts about your family, meal planning posts, and product reviews are all things you two could work on together.

A supportive Hand

Computer not working right and lagging maybe they could help you fix it. If anything they could help you calm down and help it not be such a serious problem.
Kids being too loud? Maybe they could put them to bed that night. Surprise! Dads love to spend time with their kids as well. They love to see their kid’s adorable sleeping faces.

Brain Breaks

How about a romantic candlelit dinner before working on your project. I know it doesn’t leave a lot of time for intimacy but it is still a very romantic time together. It also saves some really fun ideas for bed time.

How about a family walk. Hold hands with your husband while walking. This is a quick idea and also gives you exercise that will actually gives you energy.

An Appealing Look

You already need to look professional for skype calls, blog post pictures, or meetings. Why not throw professional clothes on every day. Every husband has their own professional styles they like to see. They know you best so their advice often makes you look your best. Makeup, Certain Colors, or jewelry are all some ideas on how to touch this up.

A Great Life

These ideas should hopefully make your love life and professional life better. I have a challenge starting November 1st to help all of us have a better marriage. Together we will share ideas, and support all while reinvigorating our marriages, and freelancing lives.

Nicole

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How to repair a broken candle, in 5 easy steps.

Candle Love

I love burning candles. It makes the house smell so wonderful. We burn them all the time pretty much around the clock in my house.

An adorably small problem

As much as I love to smell them my two year old loves to rip them apart. It is something about playing with the wax. I think she thinks it is playdoh in a jar or something.

Repairing the problem

It is really easy to repair a broken candle.

1.) Put the wax that has been pulled out back in the jar.

2.) Put the candle on the stove top.

3.) Wait until it has heated up a bit and the wax is melted.

4.) Make the wax stand back up.

5.) Let it cool off

When that is done you should have a functional candle again.

Nicole

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I hate GMO food!

A normal life

Like everyone else as a teen I ate and drank whatever I wanted pop, and candy bars while doing homework. Eating out during lunch hour. My favorite place was Taco Johns. I pretty much ate crap food all of my teen life.

Stolen from me too soon.

I was hanging out with my then boyfriend He is my husband now. The phone rings and my dad told me my uncle died. It was hard enough, but I hadn’t seen him for years. Then the kicker came my grandma was diagnosed with stomach cancer and hadn’t told anyone for six months. It broke my heart to realize she was going through this all alone.

So I sat with her as often as I could just to get the remaining time with the wonderful woman who raised me and loved me unconditinally. She died just two month later. I planned to go the next morning not knowing she would pass away that night. I never got to say goodbye.

I later found out that the town she had moved to just one year prior had polluted fields with GMO seeds in them and had a huge cancer rate. She trusted everyone and never checked out the facts.

Strict Diet.

I try to always eat as organic as I can afford now. I hate GMOs with a passion. My daughters will only eat organic or from scratch food. I make tons of food from scratch. Many of the organic companies were bought out by big companies so I have to.

I have grown so much stronger since my grandma died. Both emotionally and physically. I wish every day that she could have met her great grand daughters, or even lived another decade to be 80, but no all of that was stolen from me. Some nights I cry myself to sleep missing her. Well tonight I am blogging and crying my eyes out.

Nicole

 

 

My big break

Videogaming

I have been playing video games since I was 4. I played until I was 12. Then I stopped for a couple of years with middle school, and high school socializing. I started again when I was 19, and my now husband introduced my to World of Warcraft. Our first date was just sitting at his house playing the game.

Writing

I have been writing forever. I used to write stories all the time as a kid. Then it turned into blogging on kiwibox as a teen. Finally as mom I created this wonderful blog.

It all payed off

It is only in the begging stages, but if I do well on my test project I get a job on the Gamers Decide website. This is a huge video game news site. My first ever published article! This is my first ever publised article. I am so exicited!

Nicole