Favorite Meals pt1

I’ve been at a road block for quite some time now with writing. Since I’m just now about to breakfast (at 11:51am which is lunch for others), I figured I would share some of my favorite meals. I’m hoping that my daughter will love these meals as well when she’s old enough to real food.

The meals listed below are the ones I love/loved as a child.

Let’s get started 🙂

 

MEATLOAF
The first on this list is meatloaf. My daddy used to/still makes the best meatloaf. I have the cookbook that he got the recipe from. I haven’t used it yet, but I will! I just won’t use beef. Instead, I’ll use turkey meat. We’ve been eating turkey meat for past 3 years, and I won’t go back to regular meat!
When I was little, I used to help my dad in the kitchen all the time! I guess that’s why I love being in the kitchen as much as I do. It’s one of my favorite rooms in a house. When my husband and I move into a new home, the kitchen has to be the best seller for me. Anyway. When my dad would tell us that we’re having meatloaf for dinner, my hands would be washed, and my bottom would be sitting on the counter because I was too short to stand. I would help him mix everything in the bowl by hand. I loved it. I plan on making meatloaf one of these days. I just need to get the ingredients together and make it, haha!

CHICKEN POT PIE
Where do I even begin with this meal? So many memories just from my dad’s good sense of humor. He would randomly call me out of my bedroom just as me to make him a chicken pot pie. I think this meal is more my dads favorite, but I believe it’s an equal tie. Since we live 45 minutes away from each other now, he’s always saying that when he makes his chicken pot pie, he’s gonna make a big batch and give us some. It’s so good!

BEEF STEW
Again, where do I begin with this one?! I absolutely love my dads beef stew. I don’t know where he got the recipe from, but it’s just delicious. Every winter, I ask him to make us some beef stew when he’s making some, just so that I’ll have some to eat the next day or that night for dinner. “Why don’t you just make your own?” I will…. when I get around to it during Winter.

TURKEY BURGERS
Now, this one is very simple, but like all the other meals above, my dad made the best turkey burgers ever! He’ll either buy the burgers pre-made to save time, or he’ll buy turkey meat, and shape the burgers himself. Either way, they were good! I’ve made my own turkey burgers I got from Pinterest. My husband loved it, but I wasn’t too sure about them. They had yellow bell peppers in them, and I’m not the biggest fan of bell peppers. The only way I’ll eat them is in chicken fajita at my favorite Mexican restaurant. That’s a different post for a different day.

SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN
I never ate the spinach in the Spinach Stuffed Chicken. I didn’t like the taste of it. My dad either found this recipe somewhere or he made it up, but either way we would have it. I think this meal is a close second for my dad as far as his favorite meals. I would ask him for this recipe if I wasn’t so scared to cook with chicken. Yes, you read that right. I’m scared to cook with chicken. Why? I have anxiety, so it gives me anxiety when I attempt to cook with it. I think it’s gonna either be undercooked or way overcooked. Different post, different day.

 

Well, that’s my Top 5 meals I love/loved as a child. I think this is gonna be a reoccurring series on my blog. I like sharing this stuff with you guys! Oh, if you’re wondering where my dad the meatloaf recipe, he got it from the Mr. Cook Cookbook. That’s the cookbook I have/stole from my dad ;P

Thanks for reading!

Updated Shower Routine with Hair Care!!!

Showers are a wonderful thing. They get you clean. They can help wake you up or make you sleepy.

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while now, or just know me in general, you’ll know that I absolutely love routine posts (videos on YouTube). I love it, and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of the products they use, and it’s gives me a little inspiration to try something new out.

SO. Today’s post is all my shower routine. Let’s go ahead and jump in! Get it? Jump in? Like, jumping in the shower? No? Okay.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by the products named in this post. I just simply enjoy using the products, and think they do a good job at getting my hair and body clean. Pic used from pixabay.

 

The first that I do after hopping in and singing about half of a song is wet my hair… well, the rest of it. The shampoo that I’m using at the moment is the Garnier Fructis Damagae Eraser. I feel it gets the job done, as I’m using more heat on my hair here lately.

After I rinse the shampoo out of my hair, I immediately condition my hair with the same product as above, only in conditioner form. I let that sit while I shave my legs, or just wash my body.

If I have time to shave my legs and under arms, I use the Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel. I like the Aveeno products. In the past, I’ve used the Aveeno Relaxing Body Wash, and loved it. I have the Aveeno Theraputic Shave Gel on standby for when I run out of the Positively Smooth.
The razor I use is the Men’s Schick Quatro Hydro 5 Sensitive Skin along with the refills.

I’ll rinse the shave gel off my legs and under arms, go right in to washing my body. I’m still using the B&BW A Thousand Wishes Shower Gel body wash…. stuff. I also still have the lotion, body cream, and body spray, but the body cream got lost in our move.

After rinsing my body off, I’ll get the conditioner out of my hair, and rewet my face for preperation for face wash. The one I’m using is the St. Ives Even & Bright. It’s not too harsh on the skin like the Apricot one is, but I might go back to that one. Ever since I had my daughter, my face has been so dry, and I can’t get moisture back in it to save anything. So, if you have any recommendations, please sound off in the comments below!

Once I rinse my face off, and my rinse my hair out one last time to make sure I got everything out, I turn the water off, gently ring my hair out of any extra water, attempt to get the excess water off my body so I’m getting our bathmat soaked, grab my towel and start drying off.

Once I’m dried off and dressed, I’ll wrap my hair in my towel, and get to moisturizing my body! I don’t do this every single time I take a shower, but it’s something I’m starting back up. After putting lotion on my legs, and arms, I’ll grab a couple q-tips and clean my ears, as one does. If I’m not in the biggest hurry, I’ll put the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moiturizer on my face, and I mean a lot of it. Like I stated two paragraphs above, my skin is so dry since having my daughter.

I’ll put on my Dove deodorant, take my hair out of the towel, and thus beings my hair care routine. Not much goes into it. All I really do now is get the extra water out of my hair and roots to the best I can spray it with Johnson & Johnson Detangler Spray (smells like my childhood), let it sit for a minute while I plug up my hair dryer, then brush my hair very gently because I’m tender headed. (Thanks, Mama!!! JK)
The hair dryer I’m using is amazing! It has three heat settings, and two fan settings. It’s the Remington AC9096 Silk Ceramic Ionic AC Professional Hair Dryer, Red. I love it. I dry my hair to where I want it, and go about my day!

 

That’s my shower/hair care routine! 🙂

Hope y’all enjoyed reading, and come back next time! <3