Good-Bye 2018!

This post isn’t going to be a sentimental one.  Besides, struggling with a small bout of anxiety and depression these past few months… what has  really kept me from posting on here lately is this cold we have had since Halloween, that hasn’t very really gone away!!!!So, my apologies for that.

2018 has just been an OKAY year for me and the family. We have had some good ups and some pretty bad downs… but over all 2018 has been middle of the road.

However, what this post is really about is the goals in 2018 I accomplished or didn’t.. lol I have wrote a post showing the checklist I made for 2018.

Before..

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& After…

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I have accomplished 12 out of the 18 goals for this year & 7 out of 18 of these goals I have sort of accomplished. (Become more organized,VLog More,Meal Plan More, Cook 1 New Meal a Week, Improve My Credit, Give Back, & Start a Book/CookBook) These are things i DID do, but I don’t feel like I fully completed them to be satisfactory enough to be consider completed. And Just 2 that I didn’t complete. Getting the boys baptized.. *insert eekk face here* but it IS happening in 2019 and travel more. We did go to So.Cal and Idaho this year… but those are kind of typical trips for us, so I don’t count it has actually traveling more.

Overall, I would say I did well. I accomplished quite a bit! 2019 will be interesting because I am adding a lot more to my Goals list, on top of the fact that I also have my Before 30 Bucket List. I will share my 2019 Goals List in a post tomorrow. For now I am going to try and rest and celebrate this NYE with the family. What were some goals you had for 2018 and did you complete them?!

Weekly New Meal #1: Crockpot Chicken & Biscuits

In my last post of 2017, I posted my 2018 Goals Checklist (Here) and two of the goals on their was to Plan out our meals and to try at least one new meal a week.

Now I am going to be honest… I do not think we will try one new meal a week, every week. BUT I am sure going to try. The goal behind this, is because Andrew and I are picking eaters and also, being pregnant and a mom to a toddler. I find it hard to always find the time and energy to constantly think of new meals to cook. So, usually we have the same meals every week. Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas, Spaghetti, Cheesy Pasta, Iowa Chilly Soup (Recipe Here), Frozen Pizza, Tacos & Spanish Rice or take-out.  By doing this I hoping to expand not only our palettes, but also what foods start making it into our weekly rotation. Also, to hold me a little bit more accountable, I thought I would share my review of the meals that we try. That way if you are interested in trying them out yourself you can!

Our First meal I tried was Crockpot Chicken and Biscuits from this cookbook CROCK-POT® Recipe Collection that one of my best friends got me for Christmas, since she knew I was looking for more recipes Crockpot recipes specifically. I picked this because it was SUPER simple. Reminded me of Chicken Pot Pie, which I love and I knew wouldn’t be TOO crazy for Andrew.

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As you can see, it’s a 4 ingredient recipe and I was super stoked about it, but as I added the items into the crockpot, I was quickly losing hope in how good it was going to taste.

First off, if you have a normal sized crockpot the portions in this recipe are miniscule! Barely scraping the bottom. Just to keep in mind and it was very clear to me that with the ingredients provided.. It was going to be a very bland meal.

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Andrew came home, I served it to him and was pretty much correct with my originally assumption. The meal held ZERO flavor. The best part would have been the biscuits. Andrew, however did like the meal and ate his plateful. I however finished one and picked at the other. It just didn’t sit right with me.

With that being said, I love trying new meals that weren’t a complete fail because I love thinking of ways on how I can improve them and make them my own recipe and with this one I have already thought of a couple simple fixes and cannot wait to re-try with my spin on it. If it goes well, I’l definitely share it on here!

Have you tried this recipe before? If so, what were your thoughts? Let me know if you plan on trying it too!