Saturday, July 19, 2014

Recipe: Beef and Spinach Bake

It's no secret, we love eMeals over here. For almost a year now, we've been using the Clean Eating Plan, and have really loved it.

After trying this Beef and Spinach Bake recipe, it was one of the ones I stashed away for another time because it's packed with spinach and hello, my 3-year-old ate it and loved it! Amazing! I made it again this past week, and I knew I had to share it here because it really is so good.

Try it. I bet you'll agree. Promise. Thanks, eMeals.

Serves 4-6


1.5 lbs. ground chuck
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp garlic powder
1 (4 oz) can mushroom pieces, drained (left this out)
1 (10 oz) package chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Cook beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.

3. Drain liquid from skillet, and season beef with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Whisk together eggs and garlic powder.

5. Add mushrooms, spinach, egg mixture, and Parmesan cheese to skillet.

6. Mix well, and add to prepared baking dish.

7. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Stitch Fix #9

It's been a year now that I've been receiving Stitch Fixes, and the fun never ends.

This month's fix was half-in-half for me, and I haven't decided yet, so, help me!

First, it's always nice to recap, for the newbies who are like, "Whaaaat? Stitch Fix?" Boom.

If you're new to Stitch Fix, basically:

- You sign up here.

- The styling fee is $20. You are charged when your Fix ships, and the $20 then acts like a credit toward anything you choose to keep. A personal stylist will customize a shipment for you with pieces based on your detailed Style Profile you fill out. 

- Receive shipment. Tear box open. Model for your blog, if you so desire.

- Send back what you don't want within 3 days with a prepaid bag that's included. Checkout on the website with what you DO want to keep, pay for it, stick it in your closet. You get 25% off if you keep EVERYTHING in your Fix. (You must keep it all to get this discount.)

Refer friends and earn $25 credit when their first Fix ships.

Initial thought: I love the cross front. I don't own any cross-front blouses.

Thought after I tried it on: Oh, hey, didn't see the back! I think I actually love the back more than I do the front. Also, please note the DARK bra I'm wearing underneath (because I was too lazy to change for the sake of a photo). It's not all THAT sheer for being the material that it is. (Not that I would choose to wear a dark bra with it. I wouldn't. Just saying.)

Ship back or keep: I'm leaning towards keep. Yes?

Initial thought: Cute and casual, and I typically like dolman tops.

Thought after I tried it on: Very comfortable, but sort of plain. Not that that's a bad thing, I'm just not sure I *need* this piece.

*added category for this piece only* Thought after viewing photo: It is pretty cute, maybe I should just keep it? ;-)

Ship back or keep: You tell me.

Initial thought: Very cute pattern!

Thought after I tried it on: No. I don't like the length, and surprisingly, the waist is really tight. It's sort of a heavy material, too.

Ship back or keep: Shipping back.

Initial thought: Favorite piece in the box off the bat. I rarely turn down navy blue/turquoise anything, and that embroidery is adorable.

Thought after I tried it on: Still love it. Added bonus, it's really comfortable.

Ship back or keep: Keeping this one.

Initial thought: Love the color, and it's a really light material.

Thought after I tried it on: I want to love this. It's way too long. I don't wear heels often at all (maybe once or twice a year), and that slit isn't really me.

Ship back or keep: Shipping it back.

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That's a wrap. What should I keep?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lately List

Making: myself think about how to answer this question. Er...
Cooking: hardly at all. For shame.
Drinking: coffee, water, lemonade.
Reading: this.
Wanting: someone to meal plan for me, and then do my grocery shopping, too. And maybe cook for me. Is that too much? Oh.
Looking: a little like a teenager. 'sup with the sudden acne, hormones?
Playing: Hungry Hungry Hippos. We bought it for Ethan today, and it's been a mad hit.
Wasting: time on my phone. Too often, lately.
Wishing: my babies would slow down with the growing. They both seem so big to me lately.
Enjoying: Jarrod having so many days off this month.
Waiting: for things to get crazy busy in the next month.
Liking: running, discovering new music, time with the husband.
Wondering: why we need so many months of hot weather. No me gusta.
Loving: how funny Ethan and Gabe are. They keep us laughing.
Hoping: for a good run tomorrow.
Marveling: at what God is teaching me lately.
Needing: some relief. Date day today meant food I don't normally eat, and man, is my body not a fan.
Smelling: My Wish (Scentsy)
Wearing: yoga pants and a sleep tank from Tar-jay.
Following: Him.
Noticing: things in my life that steal my joy that I need to get rid of.
Knowing: worry is wasteful.
Thinking: I wish I had more to blog about. Ha!
Feeling: relaxed.
Bookmarking: eh, nothing.
Opening: Stitch Fix! My latest came today. Post coming this week.
Giggling: at the boys and all they say and do lately.
Feeling: blessed.