First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am trying to get my new year off to a good start, but not because it’s the start of a new year, but the start of a new SEMESTER!! Being a teacher, each time I get a “long” break I have time to rejuvenate and think about how I’m going to Continue reading
Today I did something unusual in the kitchen… I improvised! Those who know me know that I am a recipe follower. A crazy, ridiculous recipe follower. I used to refuse to make changes to a recipe until I made it at least once Continue reading
Ok. Real talk for a minute. While 2016 has been a mess for the rest of the world, for me and my family it has probably been the most rewarding year ever. My husband was away for work for four months which I thought was going to kill our relationship, but it only made it stronger. I took a leap and left a job that peaked my anxiety only to find an even better work opportunity not even a month later. We bought our first house and it is perfect. My daughter is a threenager and it is difficult and awesome all the same time.
Oh, and this is the first summer in three years that I have actually stuck to my goal of running as many 5Ks as I can. And I love it.
Now that things are settling down here, I thought I’d make a little blog post about my favorite ever vegetable fajitas. We love these for a light meal that is quick and easy to throw together. They are also easy to prep in advance so you can share them with a friend and/or have dinner ready for the next day!
I started the meal with four sliced bell peppers Continue reading
I love pasta. Like LOVE pasta. I’m pretty sure it’s just the carbs. They are so delicious. And the more people tell me I shouldn’t have them, the more I want them. So, I’m just going to cure everyone’s carb obsession here: stop listening to people you can’t eat carbs! Eat them, and eat a lot of them! (Now, if you’re like me, that would get you to eat less carbs because you hate people telling you what to do).
Greens are overrated. I mean, they have wonderful health benefits and all, but there is something about having Continue reading
Nearly five years ago my husband and I moved to a small (for me) town in North Dakota. When we arrived in late February it was 10 degrees below zero there was at least a foot of compacted snow on the ground. For this Texas gal, it was absolutely terrifying.
We temporairly lived on the first floor of a crappy house that had windows that weren’t fully sealed, a dirty orange Continue reading
Last week our dishwasher broke. Since that time I have learned two things:
- Doing dishes by hand isn’t really that hard
- I never want to not have a dishwasher
Apparently it will take another week until our new one comes in and maintenance can install it… sigh. On the upside, I was able to hand wash tonight’s dishes while dinner was in the oven. If you’re a frequenter of my blog then you might have caught on Continue reading