Creamy Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage and Kale

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.

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

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.

Weeknight BLT Pasta

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.

Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Sandwich

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.

5 Ingredient Avocado Toast

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.

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

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

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..?

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Sweet Potatoes. Happy Friday ya’ll! I feel like the weekends are totally meant for the “treat yo self” mentality. You’re finally free of work (hopefully), you’ve made fun plans to do something, whether thats to see friends, have a night out or to just relax and enjoy life. Unfortunately for us going out and having fun, isn’t an option right now due to the global pandemic. We’ve had to become really creative in what we can do around the house. Puzzles, bingeing Netflix, painting, and of course LOTS of cooking.

Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Biscuit Sammie

Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Biscuit Sammy. Good Morning and happy Sunday ya’ll! I don’t know about you guys but I am totally missing going to brunch during this pandemic. Sometimes I truly feel there is nothing better than a Sunday morning brunch. Or a brunch on any day for that matter. Hungover? Brunch. Cute photo op? Brunch. Don’t know what time or day it is? BRUNCH. Is “Brunching” a hobby? Because if it is, it’s probably one of my favorites.

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