Month: September 2015

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

To say that the past couple weeks have been hectic is an absolute understatement! My boyfriend and I are officially settled into our new place and I couldn’t be happier with it. I also now have my own personal nook – perfect for work, blogging and you know, all that good stuff. Let me tell you, I’m so ecstatic to be back in the kitchen cooking some healthy, hearty meals rather than opting for the takeout menu… which we have been doing lately. It’s taken some time to get back on routine but this weekend definitely pulled it all together.

Hearty Veggie Chili

This past week definitely gave us a preview of what’s to come for the fall. I hunkered in my cozy sweaters and broke out the leg warmers this weekend. So, some of you (maybe not most of you) may know that I’m moving in less than a week! That said, my boyfriend and I have been trying to minimize the amount of groceries we’re buying so we don’t have to transfer over much food… because I prefer not to. I’ve been getting creative with not only dinners, but lunches too! The past two weeks we’ve have soup for lunch because I’ve been making huge batches on Sunday to last us through the week.

Cinnamon Blueberry Banana Bread

Last weekend, I finally made a trip to the Eastern Market in Detroit. So glad my friend asked me to go with her or else my fridge wouldn’t have been stocked with SO much fresh produce. Literally, I got a basket of tomatoes for $3 and have been using it almost everything! I also got two pints of delicious subtly sweet blueberries. Mmmm. I wanted to use them up before they stared to go bad, so thought it was time to bake something! And then I glance over at two sad, and very ripe, looking bananas. Do you see where I’m going with this?

Flannel Season

Anytime I throw on a flannel, I feel like I should be at jammin’ away with Luke or Kenny, or picking pumpkins and apples at the cider mill! Country music and fall festivities are two of my favorites things so it isn’t a bad feeling at all. I’m so excited for fall and the scents, events and styles that come along with it. And to think, it’s here in just a few short weeks! Carefully crafted combinations with trends from the here and now, and other eras whether past or future, are my absolute favorite! I mean, who doesn’t love knee high boots and the essential plaid shirt?