I took last week off blogging (beyond Monday’s epic Apple Crumb Pie that I scheduled ahead of time) so I could fully enjoy our babymoon/anniversary trip in San Diego.
How sweet are these snoozy seals?
I wanted to be really present while we were away, so I didn’t take many photos of food. And I actually didn’t check my email or instagram for two days straight!
In other news, I updated the homepage of my site to feature my favorite Thanksgiving recipes as well as fall favorites in case you’re planning ahead. In other other news, check out phase one of our bathroom renovation: demo!
The carpeted area is where the nursery will be, and to the right is our master bedroom (it’s all connected).
Today is more of an old school What I Ate Wednesday style post since I don’t have a bunch of food photos from last week. Let’s get to it!
I usually do scrambled eggs on the side these days, too. It takes a lot more food for me to feel satisfied these days!
Since fresh blueberries aren’t in season anymore, I like to microwave a bowl of frozen wild blueberries until thawed and then stir in chia seeds to thicken it a bit. I find wild blueberries a lot sweeter than regular ones, and they’re so good in oatmeal.
I snagged an apple cinnamon muffin from the freezer, which is a new spin on my flourless pumpkin muffins. I’ll share the recipe soon!
Random note since there’s a canned pumpkin shortage: freeze blobs of leftover pumpkin on a plate lined with parchment paper. Once frozen, transfer to a baggie. Defrost however much you need at a time overnight in the fridge or quickly in the microwave, and it’s like new.
Still obsessed with my instant pot cream of mushroom and wild rice soup. It doesn’t get old, I swear. Soup is my go-to in the chillier months because I love a good meal in a bowl!
I got a big tub of plain Greek yogurt at the store and lately I like to mix it with applesauce, cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla for DIY apple cinnamon yogurt. It’s SO good! I added a chopped apple and banana and some of this yummy granola for good measure.
If you haven’t tried cranberry sauce on yogurt yet, that’s equally delish.
On my way out the door to a Butcher Shop pilates class, I grabbed a couple of these peanut butter date oat bites. Love them!
I was clearly on the sweet tooth train yesterday, but hummus and crackers usually make an appearance, too.
Portobello boats with lentil crumble, a big salad with peppers and tomatoes from our CSA and balsamic dressing, plus an appetizer of Paulie Gee’s leftover square pizza. I actually got full after one of the boats—they’re really hearty!
I either like to have something sweet or crunchy before bed along with peppermint tea, and last night all I wanted was Rice Chex. So nice with chilly almond milk.
On the reading side of things, I flew through Party of Two on the plane rides there and back. It was a fun, light-hearted romance—great if you’ve read a lot of dark thrillers (guilty) and are looking for something easy. I heard her other two books are great as well.
I also finished The Girl From Widow Hills on Audible, which is a more suspenseful book. I liked it but it took me a while to get through…I appreciated that the ending was a big surprise, though.
TV show wise, we just started The Queen’s Gambit and I am hooked.
Have a fab day!