Meal plan. How many of you do it? I don’t really plan. I check out the sales ads, purchase items based on that and I know at some point during the week I’ll use it in a recipe. How many of you meal prep; meaning, you cook ahead of time? I don’t. But, I am trying to get better at it. There are times when I will cook something in a double batch and freeze half for another time. If I don’t feel like making chicken stock when we have roasted a chicken, I will freeze the skin and bones to boil another time. But I don’t create my lunch days in advance. This week I decided to try to change that. I don’t want to resort to frozen boxed meal in order to have a quick lunch every day. While I don’t mind PB&J (all natural and sugar-free, please) tuna, or even egg salad, I get bored and want to swap things up. I thought that if I made my own microwave meals for the week, I wouldn’t have to waste so much time in the kitchen preparing lunch during the day. That is time I could be writing! There was some fish still in the freezer so I put that on a baking sheet along with some salt, pepper, lemon juice and sliced lemons. Baked on 350 for about 15 minutes. I also put in a pan of pork chops that used the seasoning from the Try the World Box. While that was cooking I divided up some cans of green beans and spinach. I also cooked some rice. Then I wrote some notes about points for my WW tracker. When the meat was done I divided it up between the containers. Instant lunch. While working in the kitchen I enjoy listening to music. Especially when I am home alone. Then I can turn up the surround-a-sound in the living room and sing to my big hearts content. While my preferred music is rock, I do listen to pop, country, and even Christian rock or alternative. I am a huge fan of Jeremy Camp and could listen to him for hours. Recently, I was asked if I would like t0 review Plumb’s new CD, Exhale. I didn’t waste any time formulating my reply. Look at that CD cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? Of course, my mind went right to my favorite author, Edgar Allan Poe, as I felt she had a Victorian Gothic, Raven style going on. Love, love love it. I am a huge fan of K-Love and Air1 for positive message music. I tend to listen to this stuff during the day when I am writing because it really helps with my concentration and focus. When I am working on other things I’ll listen to iTunes (my music,) Spotify, Pandora and even BlastFM (which is heavy Christian music.) I have a pretty extensive taste in music of pretty much all genres. As I was listening to Plumb’s CD I found myself humming and tapping. Things just got a lot happier. Meal plan? I got this! The CD has been on repeat for the last few days. I have uploaded it to my iTunes library so it’s with me all the time. I plan to let kiddo have the CD so she can listen to it in her room with the CD player she received for Christmas. I think she will really enjoy it and I know I feel good letting her listen to positive music like this. My favorite song: Resurrection My favorite line: “Everything’s gone black. I feel so cold. It’s so dark here. Only You know. How deep the darkness goes…..” I really encourage anyone in to positive message music give Plumb a listen. You’re sure to hum and tap along. And guess what? One of you will get the chance to win your very own copy of Exhale! About PLUMB:
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have never heard of her, but I am off to check out some of her stuff. I ALWAYS have music on in the kitchen. Always.
Catherine S says
I listen to country so I am not familiar with this artist. I always enjoy listening to new music so I will be sure to check it out.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I’ll have to give Plumb a listen. I love uplifting music that makes me feel good!
I’ve never heard of Plumb before, but I’ll have to give him a listen. I love the kind of music he makes. Thanks!
Melissa Pezza says
My kids love to help me in the kitchen, and Plumb’s music sounds like just the thing to amp up the fun. Thanks for sharing!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
Love finding new musicians, thanks for posting this!
Marcie W. says
There is never a bad time to listen to music and I always enjoy discovering new artists. You certainly can’t beat a positive message too!
This sounds like a wonderful CD, I’ll have to check it out. Perfect to listen to as you get your cooking done.
I haven’t heard of Plumb before. But that isn’t surprisingly since I live under a rock and if it’s not one direction or Justin Bieber I don’t hear it (thanks kids!) such great ideas to make your own microwave meals love that!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I’ll have to check this out! I love listening to new music!
I haven’t heard of this artist before, but I love to find new ones to follow. I can’t clean my house unless I have something playing!
I’m a fan of this genre of music, but I’ve never heard of Plumb. I’m checking her out now!
Carly Brydon says
Meal planning is something I’ve been working on doing better at. And Plumb sounds like a great music artist!
I wish I could do meal prep. I would be so nice to have the meals done for the week.
I love listening to Plumb. I listen to Air1 all the time. The station in my car never changes.
So far you are the only person I know who has heard of her! Kiddo listened to the CD all day yesterday.
I love to do things now to music too, but I haven’t cooked to music yet…I should give it a try!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This sounds like music i would love. I will head over now to check her out. I love to listen to music in the kitchen.
Oh yeah, it does kind of have an EAPoe vibe to it. I haven’t heard of Plumb until now, but I’m wishing her a ton of good luck on her music release! I hope it’s a smashing success.
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
I am always happier when I am prepared for the week with my meals. Like you, I love to crank up the music and just get organized!
Definitely need to give Plumb a listen! I love finding new artists to add to my iPod!
I have so many! Maybe Michael W. Smith or Amy Grant. 🙂