Oh have I been slack about updating my blog! The last two weeks have been so busy and top that with both Lady S and myself getting sick….it has NOT been a good time in our house! A true sign that school is back in session is when every teacher you meet has a cough or a cold or some random stomach bug after being just fine all summer long. Story of my life as a teacher. We all have echinacea and goldenseal on deck. I have Mucinex so we are working it out as we go!
Going back to school has definitely put my snacking in check. As I said in an earlier post, we subscribed to Naturebox which has been a lifesaver for me at work. Upon inspection of the snack machine, I found Coke, M&M’s, candy bars, and a variety of bags of chips. Can I at least get some SunChips or something? Even that would make me happy! But alas there is nothing like that…so I portion out my Naturebox treats and keep it moving. Mister S doesn’t seem to be a fan of anything they send other than the trail mix so that leaves me with everything else. Something that I have been doing is studying the ingredients in their products. Nothing seems overly complicated to make on my own. And that’s what I intend to do next weekend. Replicate as many of their good recipes that I like so that we can eventually cancel the service. Now….I know what you’re thinking….”If we like it then cancel it?” Because for $19.99 I can make my own exact replicas of their snacks and whole heck of a lot more of them. I’ll be sure to post the results when we get done. The first thing I am attempting is Tart and Tangy Almond Bites which I am making up the recipe!
We’ve done really well with limiting our eating out! Of course I menu plan so we have an idea of what we want to eat each night and on other nights we might switch things up a bit. Thank Goodness Mister S is all about doing this cooking, parenting, household duty thing 50/50!
Tonight we feast on these wonderful Crockpot Sausages and Peppers! If it tastes as good as it smells then we are in for a treat!
Til Next Time!