Weekly Domestic Adventures

This weather is starting to look more and more like spring each day and I am so thankful for it! Well we are into April now and I can say that I am pleasantly surprised that I have kept up with my weight loss/healthy lifestyle! Now, I am not going to lie I have had some days and even weeks where I have struggled, but overall I have kept going! With that being said I am also on the look out for new recipes and ideas for dinner for the Mr. and I.

Cooking is one of my favorite domestic duties, I get in the kitchen and just cook it out. Just me, my ingredients and the stove {usually a dog or two joins me as well}. I am no culinary master, but I can make a mean dinner! One of my biggest struggles with cooking is just making enough for two, and not making too much or not enough. It is a trial and error process, but I am getting better as time goes on.

For the past two weeks, our household has been full of sickness and I am ready for it to end! The one thing I always crave when I am sick is grilled cheese, so I had to make myself a few.

Now I know this doesn't really have any nutritional value, but y'all it is good! I have also laid off of coffee since the beginning of the year, but I did cave and have some while I was sick. I like to add a little coconut milk, sweetener and a dash of cool whip. It is quite delish!

All of this unhealthy aside, I did also make one of my favorite easy "stews"! It is just a turkey tenderloin, 2 cans of low sodium mixed veggies {juice and all} and a crock pot! Put the tenderloin in the crock pot and cover with both cans of veggies and cook on low for 8 hours.

Once the cooking is complete just shred the tenderloin with a fork and spoon the veggies and tenderloin into a bowl. This is great on a chilly day, or when your under the weather or just any night! This is one of the only meals I make that my husband will gladly eat the veggies with. Not only is this scrumptious, but it is virtually fat free {I use a 99% fat free turkey tenderloin}, great for keeping your figure in check. 

My mouth is watering just looking at this!

I have also been on the hunt for healthy, quick and easy snacks. Aside from greek yogurt with berries and dark chocolate chips, bananas with PB2 on a rice cake fit the bill! I have enjoyed PB2 much more than traditional peanut butter. Its less oil and full of more flavor.

Another domestic adventure that I have been trying to get into recently is gardening! The few plants I have tried to plant in the past have died, but this time I am determined to keep it alive!

One of the first projects I tacked was updating the plants around our mailbox and you can see all the details here, but here is a photo of the finished project. 

I also have planted some hydrangeas, and I am simply in love! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, so I am looking forward to when I can prune them and have fresh ones in my home. So far they are still alive and are growing strong!

What are some of y'alls favorite plants? Any suggestions for what I should plant in the upcoming spring and summer days?

I am going to try to start sharing weekly with y'all some of my domestic adventures. Anything from cooking, to cleaning, to gardening, to just being a wife! I hope that y'all have enjoyed this week and would love to hear what y'all would like to see!

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