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Perfect Baked Chicken Tenders

These flavorful, juicy baked chicken tenders come together in less than thirty minutes and would make a great foundation for any meal!

So, fun fact before I move on to today’s recipe.  Did you know that retailers can’t use any sort of language that indicates perfection in their stores (or on their websites) in China?  Like, it’s illegal.  I have no idea why, but at work we always had to make sure none of our marketing included the word ‘perfect.’  Pick Your Perfect Pair denim campaign, back-to-school 2015?  Not happening, throw all the freshly printed marketing right into the trash.  Good times.  I actually hesitated before publishing this post with its current title, but then remembered I obviously have nothing to worry about.

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One week meal plan and grocery list

One-Week Meal Plan & Grocery List

This meal plan includes a grocery list and simple, healthy recipes to cover all five breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  Prep on Sunday and enjoy some extra time throughout the work week!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve had a good week.

When I thought about my goals for the blog this year (and I use that term loosely, since I never actually wrote anything down), I knew I wanted to focus more on creating value with each post.  I started Blunders and Absurdities as a fun side project and have no current plans to turn it into something different, but I still view it somewhat like a business.

One of the first ideas that came to mind when I planned out posts for the month was a meal plan, mostly because I wish someone would create these for me.  Even though I’m unemployed and have a lot of time.  So I sifted through my Pinterest profile and pages saved from Cooking Light and compiled a weeklong schedule of relatively healthy, inexpensive meals.  The quantities will serve two people but can be divided or multiplied easily.  Let me know what you think!

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A Week of Easy Meals

Well, good morning.  Let’s continue on with my recent confessions, shall we?

  1. I spilled a little chunk of brownie and ice cream from a Dairy Queen Blizzard on the center console of my car last week and haven’t cleaned it up yet.
  2. Until this weekend, I hadn’t grocery shopped properly for at least a month.  Just didn’t feel like it.  Nothing sounded good except ice cream.  When I had other things to pick up at Target, I would throw some random food items along with coffee grounds and 25-calorie hot chocolate packets (the essentials) into my cart and eat those.

I finally snapped out of it on Saturday and decided to make a meal plan for this week, which I’m sharing today.  The shopping list and portion sizes are for one, with the exception of the yellow cake baked oatmeal which serves 10.  You can eat this “oatmeal” at any time of day and pretend it’s healthy, so it’s nice to have on hand.


What, you don’t unpack your groceries like this?

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Easy Dinners That Make One Serving

Do you ever eat kitchen scraps for days on end because you just can’t go to work AND cook?  This happened to me a couple weeks ago, and on one night, I felt pretty good because the blueberry granola I ate matched the blueberry Eggo waffles I toasted up next.  On the side I had a bowl of frozen mixed vegetables.  Delicious.

I finally went to Kroger this past Saturday morning, but before that I spent several hours paging through Google results for “meals that make one serving.”  Sometimes I wonder if I will read the whole Internet in the process of writing this blog.  Anyway, I thought having more options I could throw together without having to portion leftovers into containers and do a bunch of cleaning afterward would lead to fewer scrap dinners.  Here’s what I came up with…

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Recipe Roundup

While I’m sure you enjoy reading about all the exciting activities I get up to in Ohio in the middle of winter, descriptions of how I spent Saturday and Sunday watching House of Cards on my iPhone because my MacBook broke (it broke, I dropped it, whatever) and my cruel and unreasonable employer (KIDDING) has prevented Netflix from running on our work computers would not make an interesting weekend recap.  So, since I had to produce actual content for today’s post, I thought I’d share a few good recipes I’ve made recently.  They’re not quite as healthy as the last batch I posted, but there is minimal cheese and plenty of protein involved.  I consider the day a win if I’m not digging into a giant bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats two hours after dinner anyway.

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast adapted from Allrecipes.com
This recipe uses ingredients you may already have on hand, and it’s easy to make for one.

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