Menu for the Week: January 26th – February 1st

Welcome to the first Menu for the Week feature here on Mom Fabulous! I’m so excited to be doing these so I can share my favorite recipes with you, as well as hear what you’re preparing for dinner. By menu planning it saves me money, time and frees me from the stress and frustration that dinner time can bring when you’re not prepared.

I’m kind of a cookbook junkie, meaning I literally read cookbooks. Weird? Maybe. Fun? For me yes! My current cookbook faves right now are The Stocked Kitchen: One Grocery List . . . Endless Recipes and How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food. I’ve been reading any and all books on the just the basics of cooking.

Menu Mondays

Menu for the Week: January 26th – February 1st

This week for us here in Austin brings 70 degree temps at the beginning of the week, with cold and rainy weather coming in towards the end. I do check the weather before doing my menu planning because we don’t really want a big pot of potato soup when it’s 75 outside and I don’t want to prepare something that uses the oven for an hour. If it’s 30 outside, bring on the soup and let the oven heat the house!

I also sit down with our weekly schedule. Crazy nights usually include a quick breakfast for dinner meal, a one pan meal or leftovers.

DINNERS

Monday: Loaded Baked Potato Frittata (recipe coming soon!) and fresh fruit

Tuesday: One Pan Chicken Alfredo (recipe coming soon!) and salad

Wednesday: Quesadillas, Homemade Re-fried Beans and Rice [Read more…]

Don’t Miss Out On This Fantastic Bonus from Craftsy Included in The Ultimate DIY Bundle – Last Day!

Have you purchased The Ultimate DIY Bundle 2015 yet?

I’ve been devouring the e-books included and there are 76 of them to read. Some of my favorites so far have been:

  • Easy Mod Podge Decor 
  • Clean & Simple
  • Interior Design for Real People
  • Infarrantly Creative Printable Collection
  • Natural  Beauty Guide

One of the features that most excited me about this bundle was the free included e-course from Craftsy. I’m  still trying to decide which one I want to take! These e-courses range in price from $20 to $70. I’m leaning towards the photography course and 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know. Here’s a list of all of the e-courses you can choose from:

  • The Essentials for Understanding Light
  • 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
  • Artisan Bread Making
  • Basics of Digital Photography
  • The Perfect Cupcake
  • Gorgeous Garden Design
  • Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
  • Family Photography: Candid Moments and Storytelling
  • Custom-fit Slipcovers: Chairs
  • Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space
  • Fun with Mixed Media
  • Drawers for Cabinetry and Fine Furniture
  • Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
  • Creative Die Cutting With Your Cricut
  • Beginner Serging
  • Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies
  • Sewing Custom Roman Shades
  • Scrapbooking With Style: Clean & Simple Layouts

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Fabulous Finds Friday: J Crew Sales and More J Crew Sales!

Today’s Fabulous Finds Friday is all about J. Crew Sales and lucky for us, I have found some fantastic items for a great price. If you’ve never shopped J. Crew and don’t have any items in your wardrobe from them, listen up – it’s time to add something! Their clothes are high quality, carry from year to year despite the trends and are pieces you’ll wear for a very long time. Okay, enough gushing over J. Crew

J. Crew Sales

J Crew Sales

Chunky Turtle Neck Sweater — Marked down from $118 to $39.99, this sweater is made from warm Italian wool blended with soft alpaca. It’s slightly oversized, which makes it perfect for those very cold days.

J Crew Sales

Tassel Trimmed Top — Marked down from $98 to $34.99, this silky blouse features twisted cording, a shirttail hem and a tiny tassel at the neckline. [Read more…]