Lunch for One

As a woman living alone, meals and food in general are bit of a challenge. Cooking for one requires a lot more planning than you'd think; recipes have to be altered, shopping has to be done in smaller, more frequent quantities (to prevent food from going bad before I have a chance to eat it), and having no one else to think about feeding often means meals get less attention and are therefore not as healthy as they should be. But I'm on a mission to change that! I know there are easy and healthy one-person meals out there and I'm slowly discovering them (stayed tuned for recipes in the future!).

Today was a "two birds, one stone" kind of day. What happens when the chicken you've thawed for dinner is more than you will eat, but not enough to save for another meal? It's simple: grill it. I've found that grilled chicken saves much more nicely in the refrigerator than breaded or baked, and tastes great cold, which is perfect for a packed lunch to take to work. Add some lettuce and a few of your favorite salad toppings and voila! Much better than a PB&J or spending $10 at a restaurant. Plus it's so much fun to use these handy little containers I bought at HomeGoods!

LunchtimeWant more ideas for packing more interesting lunches? Check out this and this. What did you have for lunch today?

It's Here Again

I’m in holiday mode. Already, I know. But between the commercials on television and the Christmas music they’re now playing at work, I just can’t help it. Besides, I’m a planner, I need time to make sure I get all the people on my list the perfect gift. Anyway, here’s a little holiday-party-inspired link love from me to you:

My Christmas mood music of choice.

My ideal Christmas party outfit (if ever I attend a glamorous holiday party like the one in my head):

  • I'm currently dying over these shoes (they're on my Christmas list along with these)
  • a holiday party seems like the perfect opportunity to add a little glam with some falsies (I've secretly been dying for a reason to try some out!)
  • these sparkly DIY shoe clips are so cute
  • the very second this dress comes back in stock, I'm snatching it up!

some gifts I would really love to find under my tree:

  • a tiny initial ring, K of course
  • I would gladly make some room on my bookshelf for either of these books 
  • this

I'm not a huge fan of caramel, but I've heard this recipe is a real crowd-pleaser.

I am, however, a huge fan of soft pretzels. Yum.

PS, If you're a member of the nation, this post will look eerily familiar. I just felt so bad leaving my blog out of the action. I promise to have a hellokorin-exclusive post soon.