I know it’s been a long time. But, trust me, it’s well worth the wait. I have been putting together some delicious recipes that I know you will love. I have also come across some amazing products and music to share in coming weeks. Be sure to join me for #PrepDay on Sundays to get great tips and tricks. You can also ask questions during Sunday #PrepDay.  Scroll down for the What’s Cooking and the shopping list.

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Credit: Williams-Sonoma

KITCHEN

 

Williams Sonoma – Half Sheet Pan
There are a few things in my kitchen that I can never use enough, and I can never have too many of. Half sheet pans are in that category. I use them to make everything, including this week’s meatloaf and salmon. Half sheet pans are great because you can add a wire cooling rack to create a draining effect for roasting meats. Or you can line it with parchment paper to create nonstick surface that still delivers crispy meats and browned vegetables, with less mess. There is nothing you can’t do with a half sheet pan. Find them here

STYLE

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Credit: Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples – Sir O’Malley Sun Vintage Frames
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a sucker for a fly pair of shades. Show me your shades! I don’t know about you, but, when I am racing out the house to get the kids to school, I don’t always have time to put on my war paint. My fly shades buy me just enough time to get them off the school and still maintain the chic image I like to think I exude. Don’t laugh. These are the latest specs I’m coveting. Oliver Peoples is one of my favorite sunglasses designers. Don’t get sticker shock. Luckily, Ray-Ban makes a similar style for a fifth of the price. You’re welcome. 

MUSIC

FEEL GOOD CD COVER

Credit: The Internet

The Internet
The Internet is a band comprised of members of Tyler The Creator’s Odd Future. Even if you’re not a fan of hip-hop, don’t let that stop you from experiencing some really good music. The Internet’s music combines soul and electronic music in a way that’s hard not to love. Check them out here. I recommend starting out with Dontcha. Check out the video here.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S COOKING
Sunday – Creamy Creole Chicken Pasta
Monday – Pesto Salmon w/Grilled Lemon Garlic Asparagus 
Tuesday – Miss Lynette’s Meatloaf w/Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and Tipsy Peas 
Wednesday – Shortcut Chicken Enchiladas 
Thursday – Shrimp Pappardelle alla Vodka w/Sauteed Broccoli 
Friday –Weekend Wings
Saturday – DAY OFF! Order from your favorite takeout spot or take a trip to a new restaurant you’ve been dying to try!

Download the menu and shopping list here.