On Sunday we came home to a dreary rainy fall day. But we were glad to be cozy again in our home sweet home! Brunch kept us full until dinnertime when we made a simple pasta dish with two eggplants from our garden, a jar of homemade tomato sauce, noodles and parmesan cheese.
Simple and easy! Pasta is always ready in the pantry.
A boring Sunday gave me the opportunity to put two blogs posts in one. I’ve really enjoyed being 2 days behind because it takes ALL the pressure off of getting a post up each day, but a lot of you have said you wish I was only one day behind (or not behind at all). Unfortunately, I think my days of blogging 3 times a day in real time are over. I certainly could do that, but since stepping back and doing one post a day, I’ve realized how much more I like it. Many of you have said the same, so after 5 years of 3x daily, I think KERF will be a one poster blog from here on out. At least until there’s a reason to change again.
Blogging the day after means my posts will be completely unpredictable, and I might even have to skip and day every now and then. So just be aware of that and don’t worry if I go missing : )
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So here’s Monday!!
This was one INcredible bowl of overnight oats!
I don’t really measure the proportions, so I don’t really know what they were, but I think I used more milk than usual and the pumpkin made this bowl taste and feel like pumpkin pie. In side was 1/3 cup oats, plus maybe 2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup greek yogurt (also contributing to the creaminess), chia seeds, a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla. On top was the last of my Autumn Spice Granola and a new flavor from Wild Squirrel – Vanilla Espresso! If you like coffee and you like almond butter, you will love this flavor.
LOVE my latest mug – a wedding gift from Meredith’s welcome bags made by her Aunt Ella!! Ella and I got to know each other over the weekend, and she is going to figure out a way to have some kind of online presence because these mugs need to be shared with the world! Such a pretty shape – and a perfect leaf for the fall!
After breakfast (which happened at, like, 10am) we played together and then got dressed for the day.
Baby jammies – so cute!!
We also practiced our smiles!!! Caught a few!
Lunch was a killer salad all piled up on a plate
A No Bull Burger on top of baby spinach with Woodstock dressing, apple slices, chopped olives and High Five toast cubes.
Every day I have a few personal goals in addition to all of our baby fun time:
- Eat 3 meals
- Straighten up house
And two optional ones:
- Leave house for some reason
The first four items can easily be completed during naps, but adding in the last two makes my day pretty full! I can’t wait for the day when Maze will nap in his crib and/or like his stroller : )
So on Monday we squeezed in both a trip to Whole Foods AND a walk into one nap period. It was glorious.
One of the greatest joys of life: eating the melted rim of the ice cream carton when it’s been out after coming home from the grocery store!
Afternoon fuel: AnneP bar from the freezer!!
Matt worked 6-6 yesterday, so I did my best to have the baby ready for bed (if only he would actually go to bed!) and dinner in the oven when Matt came home. A few happy periods in the swing let me put together a chicken and roasted veggies dinner!
I cut up 3 sweet potatoes and a bag of brussels sprouts and rubbed them all in olive oil, salt, rosemary and pepper. I put them on the bottom of a pan and place some Organic Butcher herbed chicken on top and roasted it all at 400* for about an hour. Delicious and hands free!
Served with Popeye rolls Matt brought home from the bakery.
And then we went to bed!