This is our morning. Hot coffee, fireplace going, snoozing Jack on my lap snuggled up in a soft, warm blanket. It’s really nice to start the day off relaxing when you have a busy day ahead.
PS Bam’s groomer put a cute little Halloween ribbon on his collar. I can’t even handle how handsome this dude is!
Before my massage appointment (oh my gosh I really need to start saving my pennies and go every month) I did some grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. I am not a fan of pumpkin foods, but I am all over cranberry. That cran-apple butter is amazing, definitely a must have.
That mini pumpkin is Bam’s. He promised not to pee on it.
Since I’ve been feeling off all week, I decided to Google my symptoms. Migraines, dizziness, lack of energy….ext. According to Dr. Google I have menopause. What the what?? No freaking way. That is just NOT happening.
I’m only 34 years old! I told Mike so he goggled “at what age does menopause begin?” He starts laughing when the results came back with 30 to 60 years old.
I just looked at him and said, ”I’m NOT going thru menopause!” He just responded, “Try and stop it”
They call this “the change” well, I’m not changing!………Ever!
Stupid Dr. Google………
So I did what any girl would do and baked a fresh loaf of bread. Totally normal, right?
Oatmeal cinnamon raisin bread to be exact. I love the simple ingredients and our house smells amazing while it’s baking. The recipe can be found here if you’re interested.
A couple years ago when we were living in the Bay Area, we spent a Saturday morning hitting up yard sales. We scored a Williams Sonoma bread machine that was used twice for 20 bucks. Total score! And it’s something we actually use on a regular basis. Fun fact, Monterey area doesn’t have yard sales, they call them “estate sales”
Since I’ve been so busy lately, I decided to roast some squash and potatoes. I love REAL food and put a lot of effort to eat pretty healthy on busy weeks, especially when I work.
I just tossed them in a little EVOO, sea salt and pepper. Popped them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. Easy peasy.
And lastly I made homemade applesauce. Well, kinda since I mash the apples. Or is it smash the apples? Who knows.
I peeled a couple green apples, chopped them up and added a little water, brown sugar + butter. Then cooked them on low for about 15 minutes.
Okay I’m done playing Suzi freaking homemaker for the rest of the year.
Do you carve pumpkins?
Have you ever scored big at a yard sale?