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Menu Plan Monday 4/22

Here’s to this week

Monday –  Creamy White Bean and Ham Tortellini Soup
Tuesday – Burrito Bowls
Wednesday – Chili
Thursday – soup and sandwhiches
Friday – Pizza

With each meal I will serve a veggie and a salad with it, unless otherwise noted.

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My Kind of Forever by Tracy Brogan

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Kind of Forever by Tracy Brogan
Published by Montlake Romance on January 22, 2019
Genres: Cookbook
Pages: 272
Goodreads
four-stars

As the youngest mayor Trillium Bay has ever elected, Brooke Callaghan wants to prove she’s up to the challenge. She’s stepping out of her practical teacher flats and into her sister’s treacherously high heels…with disastrous results. But if she’s going to (literally) stumble her first day on the job, why not fall into the arms of a handsome stranger?
Leo Walker is a rarity on Wenniway Island. Not only handsome, he’s also single, funny, and—most importantly—interested in Brooke. Unfortunately, his reasons for being on the island are temporary, so in spite of the undeniable chemistry between them, he’s not a forever kind of guy.
When a private investigator arrives with news of a jewel thief hiding on the island, Brooke finds herself dealing with one kerfuffle after another, and Leo proves to be a delicious distraction. What does she really know about him, though? And the biggest question of all? Does this short-term romance hold the possibility of long-term love?

This was the first book by Tracy Brogan book I have read, and I have to say I enjoyed it. The story line showed how everyone deals with grief differently, which some people might not like but I found it to be done in a good way. I enjoyed the characters, and the secondary characters were a great addition to the story making it a fun quick read.

Tips and Tricks – Batch Cooking

Some people love cooking, others tolerate it and some just don’t like it. But we all need to eat and if you are watching your waistline and or your budget you will want to be eating at home. So you will be cooking. A way to make it easier is to batch cook. This means you are either spending the time to make multiple meals in one sitting so that down the road you just have to cook the meal to get it on the table. Another easier way to batch cook is to just double to a recipe so you have one for that night and then you also have one meal for the freezer to have on another day. It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to make 2 meals instead of just one, and on a busy night, the ability to pull dinner together from the freezer will be Somethin that you will enjoy and appreciate.

Menu Plan Monday 4/15

Here’s to this week

Monday –  Fish sticks & shrimp
Tuesday – soup and sandwiches
Wednesday – Frozen dinners/leftovers
Thursday – Lasagna
Friday – Pizza

With each meal I will serve a veggie and a salad with it, unless otherwise noted.

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The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown
Published by Montlake Romance on January 15, 2019
Genres: Romance
Pages: 286
Goodreads
four-stars

A #1 Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown brings together two wounded hearts in a Texas romance of second chances and twice-in-a-lifetime true love.
Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. There’s just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He’s got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he’s planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream.
Ever since his wife’s death, Tucker’s own guilt and demons have left him as guarded as Jolene. The last thing he expects is for his new partner to stir something inside him he thought was gone forever. And as wary as Jolene is, she may have found a kindred spirit—someone she can help, and someone she can hold on to.
Restoring the Magnolia Inn is the first step toward restoring their hearts. Will they be able to let go of the past and trust each other to do it together?

This was a great book to read, Jolene and Tucker are hurt people who have a lot to overcome in themselves before they can really be open to someone else. Restoring an old Victorian house is the perfect opportunity for them to work together and work on themselves as they come together to find that there really is good in the world if they are willing to take the chance.

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