Stuffed Acorn Squash

It’s fall, so like the “basic” that I am, I’m in complete weather-heaven. The breeze has finally picked up. The air is crisp. Booties and boots get dusted off and finally cover these poorly manicured toes. (A pregnant belly is not conducive to a lot a of polish changes.) On top of that, all my favorite flavors await me in every recipe I find. For this one, the first in a while I’ll admit, it was a bit a of trial and error but I think I’ve gotten it down to share.

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Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

As soon as the leaves show even the slightest hint of orange and red, I dust off my slow cooker and start making any number of delicious soups, stews, and chilies. This year I found a new recipe that will definitely be added to my regular fall rotation.

What You Need: img_3327

  • 1 lb ground turkey sausage
  • 4 medium to large potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 1/2 bunch kale, torn into pieces and de-stemmed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

 

 

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Chicken Tetrazzini

As my grandmother would say, “It’s good for all that ails you!”

When someone is sick, has a baby, or is otherwise in need of a good, hearty meal, I have great recipe for chicken tetrazzini that is a total yum and is super easy to make. The best part is, no measurements necessary! (Be wild. Be daring. Throw the rules out the window.) Really, who has the time? #amiright

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Ignorance is Bliss

I knowingly left the house with snot on my shirt this morning, so that’s kinda where I am in life. 

When you notice your clothes are dirty once your car is already running in the driveway, what other choice do you have?

#boutthatlife

Saturday Morning

This morning was different. My Sweet Pea slept late so I was able to shower. (Pretty luxurious!)

Then I discovered she spit up a little in her crib. Bummer. Instead of rushing downstairs to let the dogs out, I ran a bath for the poor dear. Bath time is fun. The sounds of laughter and splashing filled the upstairs of our home.

Bear woke up and helped. A change of sheets and a towel-dry later and our regular morning routine  began. I put away Pea’s laundry, and headed downstairs for breakfast.

After I took care of the dogs, Pea snacked on toast and bananas. (She doesn’t always have toast, but always bananas. Always.) she patiently ate and sang in her high chair while I put away dishes, made coffee (finally!) and tidied the kitchen.

When we came into the playroom I sipped my cinnamon coffee, soft daylight poured in through the blinds, and while she busied herself with rocking horses and books, I realized 500 Days of Summer was on. We listened (one of the greatest soundtracks I’ve ever heard) and read books about shapes and colors.

And just like that, the out-of-the-ordinary morning became yet another of our glorious, perfectly imperfect, run-of-the-mill Saturdays. Ah.