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April 14, 2021

Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

I was looking over the recipes I’ve made in the past year and I would file them all under COMFORT FOOD. I have pieced together a lineup of meatloaf,  biscuits, sausage & white bean bake, and let’s not forget baked apples with oat crumble!. Do you know what we need to add to the list? Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. 

Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

We like things spicy around here, hence the jalapeno in the mac & cheese. The only thing that doesn’t work out with this recipe is that my child refuses to eat mac & cheese. He truly doesn’t know what he’s missing. Meanwhile, Mom and Dad will be sitting at a table together during lunch eating leftovers while working from home. We’ll pretend we’re on a date…just a party of two, happily eating jalapeno mac & cheese together. 

Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

HOW COULD YOU PASS THIS UP?

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April 12, 2021

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Intentions for the Week- Week 15 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

The weekend included a baseball game, a baseball tournament, lunch with my Dad and his lady, and some gardening in our backyard. I also finished The Language of Flowers and LOVED it.  Cooper is doing distance learning this week n(after being off)  and we’ll all be home so I decided to relax on Sunday afternoon instead of doing meal prep. I’ll probably piecemeal it out and do it in little bits throughout the week as a result. Let’s sit down and write down our Intentions for the Week! Here are mine! 

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April 11, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 14

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 14

I found some epic light on a photo adventure with my friend Emma. 

My Everyday Life Week 14 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

We went to Round Pond Estate for a wine & olive oil tasting.

My Everyday Life Week 14 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Special cheese plate by Chef Ryan Seal.

My Everyday Life Week 14 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

These are chocolates!!!!!!!

My Everyday Life Week 14 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

We got to tour their culinary garden as well as their family garden.

My Everyday Life Week 14 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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April 9, 2021

I LOVE LISTS

Your Feelings are Real & Valid // I love lists -Tracy Benjamin

I LOVE LISTS:

  1. Seriously, how could you not have a pet?
  2. Kids say the funniest things. 
  3. Best fast food items according to workers.
  4. I would totally go for the black & gold bathroom.
  5. Today I learned
  6. Herman Miller’s new office line is anti-cubicle.
  7. Satisfying shadow photos.
  8. This landscape painter inspires!
  9. Teachers share the new cliques in school. Lord help us.
  10. Beyond Pork is a new thing!
  11. 100 Hot Wheels on a treadmill racing.
  12. How espresso machines are assembled.
  13. To make: vegan cheese sauce / meatless meatloaf
  14. Is the world ready to start eating vegan cheese?
  15. Managing chronic complainers.
  16. Keys to dealing with chronic uncertainty.
  17. Get Mom something special.
  18. Iceland looks incredible.
  19. 19 ways to psych yourself into cleaning the kitchen.
  20. This tower in Silicon Valley is gonna be interesting.
  21. Weekend reading: The Language of Flowers

 

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April 7, 2021

Currently March 2021

Currently November March 2021- -Currently Workbook by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Currently March 2021- 

This month, we stayed at home as much as possible. I got my first COVID vaccination (yay!) and started walking regularly again. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and Casey’s 44th birthday at home. I hope we can go away sometime this year and celebrate properly. It was the 1 year anniversary of our time here at home and it’s been such a mindf*ck trying to figure out what the heck happened in this past year.  I’ve been looking back to find clues:

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April 5, 2021

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Intentions for the Week- Week 14 of 2021

Happy Monday, friends!

We spent the weekend with family (yay!) during Cooper’s break. It has been really nice to cook in a different kitchen all weekend. I feel very grateful for a chance to get away from home. A fresh perspective and a different routine for a few days help feed my creative brain. Time away from my phone helps too. Let’s figure our Intentions for the Week! Here are mine:

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April 4, 2021

My Everyday Life Week 13

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 13

Wildflowers everywhere!

My Everyday Life Week 13 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

So many fun colors popping out of the grass. 

My Everyday Life Week 13 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Went on a walk with my favorite doggo.

My Everyday Life Week 13 of 2021- a photography series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Hims found a mud puddle. 

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