June Kindness Challenge | Hardly A GoddessHey there. Remember when I did that Kindness Challenge last year? It started out as a list of 22 scripted things to try to do for others, and it ended up as 15 really authentic acts of kindness that made the kids feel awesome and created a great family day for all of us to store in our memory-banks!

Well, that was over a year ago. I am due. All of us are due. Yes, we volunteer at the schools and on the fields, and try to do little things here and there to make others feel loved, but a good one-day-kindness binge, we haven’t done in too long! So it is on, my friends, and I invite you to join me! I am making my kindness day an event. Why? Because it is wicked fun! Kindness is contagious. Kindness is good. Let’s try to exercise our Kindness-Muscles!

Read the rest of this post, including
30+ ideas to get your kindness on
over at my new friend, Sarah’s blog, Creating Better Tomorrow! ==>CLICK HERE

Sarah has a wonderful blog built around her own journey of being a twin-mom (eeee! like me!) and learning to create a balanced life with her family, faith and fitness interests. She is an inspiring writer and shares her own personal stories, building a real support for all the craziness we call ‘life with kids!’

I hope to see you on my event page on Facebook, for our Kindness Challenge, if you want to share and sign up some of your great kindness ideas or things that you plan on doing. Hop over and see if you want to try it, for the weekend of June 11-12th or the rest of the month!

And take a sec to check out Sarah’s blog to read the rest of this post as well as all the other greatness over at Creating Better Tomorrow!

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Menu Plan Monday: One Week in June

june meal plan | Hardly A GoddessI know that I told you that monthly meal plans have been great…but my boys just “graduated” Kindergarten, and it seems the summer craziness has already started! My schedule is a bit unpredictable and I think, honestly, a one-week plan of attack is the way to go. I have been throwing out unused produce and meat, and the only reason for this is that the one-month plan wasn’t working anymore. So here we are on Sunday, and I think I have a good, easy, plan with lots of leftovers for lunches and enough flexibility that I won’t be wasting food like I had been. Here you are:

June 5- June 11th

Spaghetti & Meatballs, salad (with lettuce from my awesome neighbor’s garden!), bread
Crockpot pulled pork, baked beans, salad
Breakfast for dinner (quiche for us, pancakes for the kids)
Sausage & Tortellini Soup & paninis
Pineapple Chicken (from my fave cookbook, Good Cheap Eats)
BBQ-Pork Quesdillas & cheese for the kids
Homemade Pizzas

barbecue chicken quesadillas

These are the BBQ Chicken, but I will just swap the leftover pork!

Quick & Easy vegetarian quiche | Hardly A Goddess

This quiche is perfect for a quick meal during the week- leftover veggies galore!


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Turkey Mini-Meatloaf “Muffins”

Don’t call me a mean girl, but I really don’t like turkey or beef meatloaf. My mom made it back in the day, just like everyone else did, with ground beef and ketchup on the top.

I’m not sure how it’s comfort food and why people like it.

I would much prefer just a burger!

All these years later, I’m still not a fan.

However, my husband is.

As a compromise, I make turkey mini-meatloaf “muffins” in my muffin tin, rather than a big hunk of meatloaf in the oven, like my mom did.

The method is basically the same, only smaller!

Turkey Mini-Meatloaf “Muffins” Prep:

Start with a pound of ground turkey.  As you know, it’s healthier than beef.

Add to it an egg, some breadcrumbs and spices, and mix thoroughly.

Shape the mixture into balls that are roughly a tad bit smaller than your muffin tin indention.

I can usually make 9 or 10 of them.

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In a nod to my mom’s version, I happily squeeze a dollop of ketchup on top.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 20 minutes.

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These babies are fabulous paired with my marinated green beans and easy, cheesy potatoes.  (Recipes for those on 2DishingDivas!)

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These are great for game day, too!

In a smaller portion size, with leaner meat, perhaps I could learn to love the meatloaf.  I’ll keep you posted on that!

2 Dishing Divas do Turkey Mini Meatloaves

Yield: Makes 9 - 10 mini-meatloaf "muffins"

Ingredients

  • 1. 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2. 1 egg
  • 3. 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 4. 1 t. garlic powder
  • 5. 1 t. onion flakes
  • 6. 1/2 t. pepper
  • 7. 1/4 t. salt
  • 8. 1 t. parsley
  • 9. Ketchup

Instructions

1. Mix all ingredients and form into balls that would almost fill the muffin tin indention.

2. Pour ketchup on top.

3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

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