509 – Going to Camp


Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:

Returned to meal prep

Chili Lime Chicken Skillet

We picked four recipes and shopped for them all. We spent three hours Sunday afternoon making all the recipes. It was the perfect amount of food for the week. Check out this Chili Lime Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe.

Used Yelp to find pizza
Chad was dog-sitting and we tried to find local pizza. We ended up at Pizza Man in Oak Creek. We tried a chicken pesto specialty pizza along with a Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet.

Bought some flowers for the lanai

Never enough flowers

Ruth went shopping for plants, flowers, and hanging baskets at Prospect Hill Gardens. Everyone is done with winter and was out gathering plants.

Got the news Chad is going to camp
In middle school, Chad attended a cancer camp called Camp One Step. As a 40-year survivor, he applied and now has the opportunity to be a counselor at the same camp.

Decided to be more social
Ruth had a ton of social engagements this week and really enjoyed it. She doesn’t go out a lot but she’s going to start asking people to hang out with her. And Chad’s going to go out more, too. #tacodate #makerdate

Want to share your story about what inspires you? Want to tell us your favorite meal prep recipe? Let us know!

Today’s episode was sponsored by SB Framing Gallery – a custom picture frame and gift shop in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You can find SB Framing online at sbframinggallery.com.

202 – National Mai Tai Day

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Abby The Beagle Update
Abby’s doing pretty well and she and Tini are playing a bit. She’s become a bit of Chad’s shadow and is experiencing some separation anxiety.

National Mai Tai Day
Friday, June 30 was National Mai Tai Day so naturally, we went out tocelebrate! There may have been extra rum.

Cheesecoal and Tater Tots
As part of meal prep, we are learning to be okay with failure as we go along. From homemade tater tots to charcoal tortillas, we’re still learning some cooking techniques (aka learning to follow directions).

Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you have make ahead meal recipes, tell us!



201 – Fostering, Meal Prep, Makerspace

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Foster to Adopt
We traveled to Michigan to meet Abby the Beagle. We brought her home to foster for two weeks with the option to adopt.

Chad Rocketman
Chad gave an astronomy presentation to about 60 three-year olds this week. He talked about planets, constellations, and the upcoming eclipse in August.

Meal Prep Success
We prepped 20 meals including lasagna, chicken and sweet potatoes, and breakfast burritos – all for under $3 per meal. We saved money AND calories. This week, we’ll be making slow-cooker salsa chicken and tater tot casserole.

Milwaukee Makerspace
Our very own Makerspace was featured in the most recent issue of  M Magazine. And Chad was selected to be a speaker at Milwaukee MakerFaire this September 23 and September 24.

Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you have make ahead meal recipes, tell us!