I hope the week is off to a happy start for y’all! We thankfully missed a lot of the associated severe weather with Hurricane Irma here on the farm. But I did drive back after I taught class last night in some gnarly winds and rain!! If you have been affected by the storms, know there a lot of people praying, donating, and working locally to help you. And always feel free to comment below if you know of a direct need 🙂
Y’all, I have my chalkboard wall back. AND I AM SO PUMPED!! I know I mentioned on here before how much I missed it here in the new house. SO David painted this weekend and I am so excited! Tripp loves it too. I made sure to have it low enough where he could drawing on it too.
MENU (more of a here are my options to assemble a meal!)
- Prepped veggies–> spinach, brussel sprouts, carrots, sweet potato noodles, cauliflower rice, and then guess what?? I got my first grocery box from Thrive Life (check it out here through my link)!!! Can’t wait to share that. I will be hopping on Instagram and FB live tonight to show y’all my first delivery.
- Protein options–> canned salmon (LOVE it mixed with Primal Mayo on a salad!), a whole chicken (it will cook overnight then a broth marathon will commence), sausage, lamb, ground beef, and BROTH (yes, protein rich!). Oh and a new staple, some Thrive Life meat options. I have the chopped chicken!
- Fruits–> frozen variety for smoothies, bananas (I really need to save a couple for banana muffins…), avocado, and Thrive Life fruits. The Thrive Life apples were on sale. They must be team apple too 😉
When that first bit of cooler air rolls through… are you team apple or team pumpkin? I will be honest. My initial pull is pumpkin. BUT after reaching for the pumpkin pie spice and seeing my apple pie spice (here are the spice blends I have and I LOVE!), I realized, deep down, I am TEAM APPLE all the way. Until October 😉 With a few pumpkins thrown in here and there. To ease the transition ha. And because it is my favorite ingredient for chili. And these pumpkin muffins are just AMAZING.
Those spices are so great. And have lasted FOREVER. I have quickly realized that MOST “higher quality” items last longer. Not sure if it is because it is more “potent” and/or if I just find myself using less (using it more intentionally) because it is my hard earned money that went into buying it. But back to team apple. I do love eating an apple and sometimes I get caught up in them being a perfect grab-n-go snack that I forget to throw them into a salad or bake with them.
These apple cinnamon breakfast cookies (recipe here) are SO good. And really was easy to throw together.
I mentioned pumpkin was my favorite chili ingredient above. If you have followed the blog, you probably already know my favorite chili recipe. HERE IT IS. I didn’t have all of the ingredients, so I compromised. But ended up with a delicious bowl of pumpkin chili! Perfect for these cooler nights.
Beyond #teamapple, I LOVE cinnamon (really any time of the year!). And now that Tripp can “help” me bake or cook, I have been trying to find easier (and nutrient dense!) recipes for us to try out. We found this yummy snickerdoodle recipe (here is the recipe link) this weekend and gave it a try. I haven’t given him a lot (really any…) of chocolate, so I loved that these were chocolate free (typically my go-to cookie is here from Against All Grain). We liked these 🙂
Anyways, if you are around, hop on FB or Instagram and watch my grocery box (yes, delivered to YOUR door!!!) video. Should be entertaining with David and the boys HA!
And another way to “catch me,” ever Tuesday morning I sit down with my sister and we go live for a Sister Talk Tuesday chat. We cover the process of cleaning up your products and what is working for us and even what we need to switch to safer. Check it out here… TEAM SISTER on FB.
Comment below or on social media any favorite apple recipes… or pumpkin, if you are that team 😉