Lately!

October 31, 2014

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Happppy Halloween!!!

I’ve always loved Halloween and have very fond memories of walking around after dark as a kid. I remember one Halloween it poured and I had an umbrella with a curved handle that I dangled my bag from. And then there was the year it was probably 20* and I wore some kind of dance costume with tights and had to cover it up with a coat all night. For my very first Halloween I was a clown with a ridiculous red lipstick mouth. I am not sure if it was cool to be a clown in 1985 because Matt’s first Halloween costume was also a clown!

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Our little dinosaur has been practicing, but I have no idea how it’s going to go! However it goes, I promise not to do this!! {What’s your favorite You Tube video? Mine is a tie between Patty Cake Cats and Japanese Dinosaur Prank!!!)

Breakfasts

Appropriate for the week, I had a lot of orange breakfasts. First up – good old pumpkin oats with 365 almond butter and Nature’s Path granola on top. Smooth and crunchy!

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Pumpkin pancakes with almond butter and chia seeds.

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Some pumpkin swirl bread that my friend made served over yogurt with banana, Barney Butter and chia on top.

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Deep dish pancake, pumpkin style! I’ll be sharing this recipe next week!!

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Followed by the apple version. Yum!

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Lunches

A No Bull Salad with blue cheese, leftover roasted cauliflower and pickles!

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Another bowl of leftovers – noodles, chicken, sugar snaps and greens on the bottom.

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And greens in homemade dressing with peppers, Everona dairy cheese and pumpkin swirl bread on the side.

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I had two lunches out last week. The first was to Paradox to get some work done. I had a bowl of their Cuban black bean soup and a Hot Toddy cookie on the side! (The cookie was ginormous so I brought half home, for the record)

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And later in the week Mazen and I went on a lunch date to Eppies after preschool.

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We shared this huge veggie plate plus some pumpkin bread and macaroni! The pimento cheese grits are sooooo darn good!!!

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Dinners

Just a few dinners to share –

The first is a quick n easy night when Matt and I were both tired. We bumped our meal plan back a day, and I whipped up some scrambled eggs with melted cheese plus green beans and parmesan and avocado that Mazen rejected.

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We did a handful of Cook Smarts meals – the first was this chicken with roasted cauliflower and potatoes topped with a chimichurri sauce!

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The next night we had steak tacos with more chimichurri sauce and an orangey salad on the side.

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And because we had this dinner two nights in a row, you get a second photo!

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Have a spooooky day y’all!

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