Hello lovely people! In case no one has said this to you yet, you are doing an amazing job, you are where you need to be, and you can do wonderful things. <3
Let’s get down with some recent eats that have been giving me life and happiness, starting with breakfast!
One morning I went with the classic oatmeal (old fashioned blended up finer and cooked with milk and spices) then topped my bowl with banana, puddle o’ pb, fruit spread, and a sprinkle of chia. So good!
I wanted to try frozen GF pancakes with Matt since we always do waffles. Welp, waffles would’ve been a better choice. These were rather mushy and not pleasant. Not awful as in gross and couldn’t be eaten, but I won’t buy them again. I had mine with thawed mango and Greek yogurt mixed with pb powder, maple syrup, and spices. The “frosting” was delish! So it carried the pancakes and still made this a nice breakfast. Ya never know unless you try!
Please look at Jax standing on his very tippy toes trying to get to Rachel’s bowl! As an update on Rachel: ALL good news on her blood results!! The well-educated doctor said that with her fructosamine being so low, he’s hesitant to think she’s ever been a diabetic. Say wha? After 1.5 years of a prescription diet, he thinks it *may* have been a clinical mistake in interpreting her levels. We’re slowly transitioning her back on the Wellness brand food. Praise all that is good that our sweet princess is well!
Alright, this bowl contained Fage Greek yogurt, that same puddle o’ pb (y’all, Kroger Natural is the bomb dot com), Honey Nut Cheerios (hello nostalgia), Love Grown Comet Crispies and their new granola, and half an apple leftover from Matt’s snack the night before.
This matcha green tea whole milk yogurt from TJ’s had the perfect sweetness and flavor of green tea! If you’re a green tea lova, grab you one or twelve. I kid, or not.
Also, you will need to stock up on this flavor too!
I finally made these energy balls that Kylie has raved about for months! She just posted her own variation that I will need to try next. They didn’t hold together super well, which may have been an error by me in not chopping the oats and nuts enough.
I found a box of Pro Bars at HomeGoods that had a great flavor and texture. It did tide me over rather nicely, more so than an RX Bar.
I had a coupon for a free GoMacro bar! So I swung by Kroger and snagged this flavor. Mmm mmm mmm, so tasty. I don’t subscribe to counting macros or anything, but this brand I do love. I also have a fondness in my heart because the first time I tried it was on my wedding day before our ceremony (thanks to my sister!), and it kept me so comfortably full.
I only have one lunch to share. Whoopsies! I made my sister-in-law’s recent Corn, Cucumber, Avocado Salad that epitomized summer. I packed it with slaw made with TJ’s Champagne Pear Gorgonzola Vinaigrette and roasted vegetables with hummus.
While Matt made us the best salmon salad from a can of wild caught salmon, yogurt, mayo, fresh lemon, mustard, capers, and spices, I plated yellow tomato, red pepper, carrots, jicama, pickled carrots + bread and butter pickles, and hummus. I had found these GF ciabatta rolls at Wal-Mart of all places, so we each ended up slicing ours in half and eating them open-faced with the salmon.
A quick weeknight meal of Creamy Marinara Modern Table Meals kit with added spinach and roasted eggplant + onion.
Avocado toast to calm the stomach growlies.
I didn’t time the chicken right, and it was still raw, so I had to make it do more time. Not all things work out perfectly, but all things work out in the end! Big life lesson here, y’all. Side of slaw, tomato, and sauteed green beans with everything bagel seasoning.
Lastly, Kaci and I finally got our tooshes to Cruze Farm’s Pizza Barn!!
Drew snapped this gem of us before we left. This fireplace is in their master bedroom. I know, I’m jealous too.
They call it the Pizza Barn in honor of their farm located on Asbury Road, the street name of their ice cream house and pizza shop. All of K-town came out to support, so the wait was long but worth it!
To tide us over and calm our hunger, we split the new chocolate pb cup with sprinkles. Always sprinkles. Who says dessert can’t come first?
Caesar salad with house made Caesar dressing.
We chose their “Dumb Blonde”, a Dolly Parton song, which comes with shredded mozzarella, grana padano, ricotta, garlic, and a dash of salt, We added house made fennel sausage and a side of marinara. Enjoyed in the sunshine with so much sisterly love, advice, and fun chat.
Post dinner happiness with that evening sunset glow. <3
Kaci is a doll and asked me to guest post on her blog! I shared Matt and my DIY project to revamp our vintage coffee + tea cart. You can read about it here!
I hope you all have a great day and weekend ahead! What have you enjoyed lately?