Thanksgiving is in TWO days ya’ll. Someone please explain to me how this is even possible. 2020 has seemed to be the longest year ever but in other ways, also the shortest. Like, I feel as though just yesterday was the beginning of this pandemic and worldwide shutdown, and now it’s almost December? But on the other hand, I have a full blown toddler that will be turning two in a few months? What the actual f*ck. Time is weird this year. Speaking of time on an entirely different level, does anyone else struggle with what to eat for breakfast on the holidays? My family eats at 1:30 in the afternoon, so not quite lunch but not yet dinner either. That means breakfast is always a weird topic. Do I starve to death until 1pm or do I somehow overeat and become miserable? If this sounds like you, fear not, I’ve got you covered. I think I finally found my solution whether you’re looking for an easy grab and go, a delicious side to your bacon and eggs, or just simply trying to load up on sugar before a long day with your relatives. Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins.
Today is a good day. One, because I don’t work today, and two, because I’m watching Monday Night Football and eating this snack mix. I don’t wanna say anything to jinx it, buuuut the Chicago Bears are really doing well this year. I mean most of the games are a complete eyesore to watch, but somehow we just keep managing to pull a win from it. It’s honestly incredible. Even if we do lose tonight, I will be able to rest easier knowing I won’t starve to death in my sleep. I’m on my second bowl already and the game literally just started. No shame over here though.
I’m welcoming in fall with open arms as I cozy up with a bowl of soup and dream about all things apple and pumpkin. This year may look a little different than most, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate. Plus, most fall activities are outside. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, tailgating… we can still do these things, we just have to be safe about it. No way is fall going to be canceled in my book. Not if I have anything to say about it. One of my favorite things about fall, minus the fall activities, is warmer recipes. Whether that be warm in temperature or warm in spices, I’m all about it. It just feels homey to me. A sense of comfort. A sense of calming. Anyone else feel this way? It’s like the second the weather starts to turn, the first thing I want to do is put on fuzzy socks, turn on a Harry Potter movie, and make some kind of soup. I’m always trying new recipes out, but this Creamy Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage and Kale is definitely my go to.
I’m welcoming this first Thursday night of NFL football in right with these Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa. Is anyone else overly stoked about the start of football season? Honestly, everything about football season gets me excited. Cozier nights, lazy Sundays, and an excuse to eat chicken wings and drink beer at 11:00am, it’s just the best. Granite, my team always loses, but I’ll never give up hope 😉 Especially if I’m presented with great food and good drinks. With my love for fall it’s no surprise I love throwing game day get together’s, but sometimes game days are during the week and I don’t always have time to make wings, chili, or really any time consuming dish. That’s where these quesadillas come into play. With only taking 25-30 minutes from start to finish they land in my go to dinner’s for any weeknight gathering. They are so quick, so easy, and SO good. These quesadillas are perfect amount of smokey, sweet, and spicy all in one, which in my opinion, is the best of combinations.
Jump to Recipe Happy Thursday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend! For today’s post I thought I would finish out the week strong and …
Happy Tuesday! How is everyone’s week going so far? My “actual” work week doesn’t start until tomorrow, but I have been very busy around the house. Monday’s and Tuesday’s are my “get your shit together” kind of days. I usually plan everything out for the week, coordinate Oliver’s schedule with my own, clean, shop, write blog posts, edit photos, and make dinner. That’s a lot for on top of watching a toddler, so when it comes to dinner, it must require little to no effort. Enter in this BLT Pasta. BLT’s were something I grew up eating every summer. The crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and perfectly toasty bread? So simple and so good. But as good as they are, this summer I wanted to switch it up. I wanted to make something we could enjoy as a family, and honestly, not toast a million slices of bread.
We’ve made it to the weekend ya’ll! Happy Friday! Does anyone have anything fun planned? Christian and I have a (much needed) date planned tomorrow afternoon and I’m looking so forward to it. It’s hard enough finding time as a couple when you have a toddler, but add a pandemic on top of it, it’s near impossible. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve done a few little picnics outside and things of that nature, but we haven’t really gone on a random date (in Madison) in SO long. Plus, it was all his idea so it’s a win win in my book. 5 points to Gryffindor! 😉 In all seriousness, my days have all been blending together into one, so having something to look forward to is SO nice. It also has made me reflect on what we have been able to do this summer and be grateful we were healthy and able to. Which, lucky for you guys, brings me to today’s post. While I was reminiscing, I remembered this AWESOME sandwich I made back in June for one of our picnics. I joked that I should have titled it “How to Spend Your Entire Paycheck at Whole Foods, Sandwich”. Because, well, lets be real. As awesome as Whole Foods is, you’re not gonna walk out of there for less than $50. And if you do, you’ve probably purchased a single potato chip, and if there was a sale, you might have even gotten a tablespoon of dip.
Let’s face it, I’m a mom. And some days, I just don’t feel like making an elaborate meal. Whether that be for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Sometimes, I just wanna slap some shit on toast and call it a day. Ya feel me? Raising a toddler can be exhausting at times and, sometimes, I just don’t have it in me to “do it all”. That my friends, is exactly where this Avocado Toast comes into play. Most of the time you see Avocado toast being eaten for breakfast or brunch. But it’s definitely more than an just AM grub in my household. I can literally eat this toast for any meal of the day, and maybe even a heavy snack given the opportunity. It’s so quick, super fresh, almost no cook,and most importantly, healthy.
What better way to kick off the week than with some bomb ass enchiladas. These are good guys. Like, really freaking good. I feel like some things in life were just invented to indulge in. Ya know? Some things were just meant for your inner fat lady to come out and sing. Like these enchiladas. These enchiladas are extra cheesey, extra creamy, a little spicy, and a whole lot of addicting. They are at their best served with fresh tomatoes, avocados, charred sweet corn, and lots of fresh cilantro.
Mediterranean-Style Toast. Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Tuesday’s are currently the start to my work week and I can’t say I’m mad about it. If COVID has done any good in my life, it’s allowed me to have a three day weekend with my little nugget. This past weekend Oliver has been teething like no other, so we’ve laid low and enjoyed lots of snuggles, naps, and youtube videos. Dear lord, a lot of youtube videos. Does anyone else’s kid love to watch the same exact video on repeat for as long as you’ll let it slide? Like, really? You don’t wanna switch it up and watch Mickey Mouse or Puppy Dog Pals? You really just wanna watch the same exact thing over.. and over…and over again..?