We are trying to cut down on meat intake around here in 2019. Our rule of thumb is to only make 3 meat dishes a week. The trick is that we have to find vegetarian meals that are as filling as the meaty meals we are used to. The name of the game is to not hear “will there be chicken with this” from my husband. Here are three recipes never posted to the blog that have been approved for our standard rotation.
Weeknight Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
We will be building on this list as we take on our meat limit challenge this year. More to come on our other 19 for 2019 because I am determined to show that there is still some success carried into February at least.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We've been to a lot of weddings this past year and there are several save the dates on our fridge. And we've been shelling out unsolicited advice to everyone (you know who you are) to have a State of Our Union meeting at the beginning of the year or on an important relationship anniversary. We know it sounds corny and ridiculous, but it has been a great help to our personal development, family development, and our marriage. This is a post I wrote in January 2016 (with mentions of President Obama and all). It outlines what we do in our meeting format and provides some examples of our goal-setting.
PLUS, this year I am adding "19 for 2019" -- not sure if Michael is game yet -- based on Happier with Gretchen Rubin. I will reveal my list after our SOOU meeting. In the meantime, why not make your own. List items can be small, like "get an electric toothbrush" or big, like "run a marathon." I made you this handy template on Google Slides, just save a copy and starting typing in your 19. It is 8x10 so you can even print it out, stick it in a standard frame, and use a dry erase marker to cross things off or mark it up.
Click here for 19 for 2019 Template.
And now for a walk down memory lane to January 2016...
Just when you thought you were all Happy New Year'ed out, I hit you with a New Year's post. Today, Obama will give his final State of the Union Address -- it is the start of the New Year and a great time to set some goals for the country. Each year, on or around New Year's day, Michael and I sit down (then stand up and applaud a few times) to discuss the State of Our Union. It's a bit different, but then again quite similar -- we reflect on our democracy's accomplishments over the previous year and discuss our personal and mutual goals for the year to come. If you read this far, you've accepted the cheese factor and recognize the value in formally examining relationships, goals, grievances, and expectations annually to move into the New Year positively and on the same page as your partner. You may want to grab some wine and/or crackers before you get to the next few paragraphs.
who : becky yannes.
where : philadelphia, pa.
what : making, hosting, sharing.
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