I’m without my Mister tonight, folks!
The Mister is on a business trip, so I am left to fend for myself for dinner. We leave for our Toronto getaway on Friday, so I wasn’t about to spend lots of money on groceries this week — I figured I’d make-do with what I had. HA! I didn’t feel too creative tonight (and trust me, I’d need A LOT of creativity to whip up something palatable!) and luckily my Mom was generous and kind enough to invite me so I invited myself over my parents’ for dinner.
On the menu: Turkey burgers, corn on the cob, fresh salad (featuring tomatoes from my grandpa’s garden!) and baked potatoes.
Juicy turkey burger
This totally hit the spot! Not only did I not have to worry about making myself dinner, but I got to enjoy the company of my awesome family (and now have leftovers for tomorrow – SCORE!).
Now I’m about to make myself a hot fudge sundae, curl up on the couch (or in bed!) and watch MY TRASHY shows (Rachel Zoe, Jon and Kate, Kendra! – so many options!) that the Mister always rolls his eyes at.
What do you do when you have a whole night to yourself?
Gimme an I! Gimme a L! Gimme an I! What’s that spell?!
OK — who else is excited for FOOTBALL SEASON! From the excitement in the crisp, fall air to the layered hoodies snuggling underneath a quilted blanket, every single thing about a football game makes my heart flutter. With football comes the other colors and flavors of fall that I look forward to all year, so it’s no surprise that I associate this sport with everything that’s good in the world.
An element not to be forgotten of course, is THE FOOD!
My favorite being — CHILI. Dust off those crock-pots, people, it’s time.
- 1 pound extra lean ground turkey (or your favorite vegetarian option – this recipe tastes great without meat, too)
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 2 cups water
- 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1 onion
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder (add more if you like it extra SPICY!)
Saute onions until tender. Add ground turkey and tomato. Cook until turkey is cooked through. Set aside.
Mix remaining ingredients in the crock pot. Add turkey mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours.
You’ll love the way this chili makes your whole house smell delicious!
I like to put out bowls with fun ‘toppings’ for the chili, such as…
- Shredded cheese
- Oyster crackers
- Tortilla chips
- Chopped onions
Enjoy as your cheer on your hometeam!
Image credit: businessweek.com
What is your favorite ‘football food?’
Hello, everyone! Sorry for the sporadic and short posts – it has been an extremely busy week and I assure you everything will be back to normal next week
If you follow me on twitter, you know that last weekend my Mom and I made a trip to Sylvania (suburb of Toledo) to visit my aunt (hi, Cha-Cha!). One of the featured ‘must-dos’ on our trip was one of my aunt’s favorite ice cream shops, Mr. Freeze. Mr. Freeze is a local mom and pop shop with two locations in the Sylvania-area. The shop serves soft-serve deliciousness and also offers no- fat, low sugar yogurt.
Their featured flavors were vanilla, grasshopper and Snickers. I’ll give you one guess at what I got.
Snickers in a cup!
HEAVEN! This was the creamiest non-fat yogurt I have EVER had. Non-fat frozen yogurt often has the tendency to be a bit grainy, don’t you think? Not the case here! This stuff tasted just like the full-fat varieties (I’m trusting Mr. Freeze that it wasn’t! — remember that episode of Seinfeld?!).
This treat really summed up our whole trip short (because I ate it so fast!) and sweet I had a great time catching up and LAUGHING with my aunt, who I really wish I got to see more often. Now that I know that my new boyfriend, Mr. Freeze is waiting, I might have to get my butt down there more often!
Where do you go for your favorite frozen treat? And who else is excited for PUMPKIN ice cream?