Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cooking at Home

So last weekend I decided that I was going to start cooking my meals for the week on Sunday that way I wasnt eating late at night or eating out so much. I also thought this was a good idea since I am at work till at least 8pm every night and some nights my last practice doesnt even start till 8-9pm. So cooking meals on Sunday night makes  it easy for me to take my dinner with me to work in the morning and I do not have to go out and buy lunch or dinner anymore!! Since I am doing this I have decided to finally try some of the million recipes I have pinned on Pinterest. Last weekend I made a chicken/broccoli casserole that was so yummy!! I think I ate it like 5 days last week and every time I heated it up in the office someone was like that smells so good and let me tell you it tasted better than it smelt! I really wish I had taken a pic of it so everyone could have seem how yummy it looked!! I also made a mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes last week also so I could have some variety in what I was eating during the week. 

This week I am making 2 recipes off of Pinterest. One is a crockpot loaded bake potato soup. It has been a process in making this soup and I made enough for an army....meaning I will be freezing some of it to eat again at a later date so I dont have to take all day making it again (at least not anytime soon). I have tasted it and it is good but does not have everything in it yet because the bacon and cheese go on it when you are ready to eat it. I am also making a chicken tortilla bake. It only has 5 ingredients which is one reason why I am making it because it is cheap!! All you need is chicken, corn tortillas, rotel, Mexican cheese and cream of chicken soup. It is in the oven as I type this so I will have to let you know at a later date how it taste! So I am ready to start a new week with all my meals ready for the week!! I also made oatmeal butterscotch cookies today from scratch! Now these are so yummy, I have already had 4 today! I am going to be a nice coworker and take some in the work tomorrow to share with my coworkers (the recipe also made like 30 cookies) and I dont want to eat them all by myself!! This was also a recipe I found on Pinterest! So thank you Pinterest for helping with my goal of eating out less while working all the time! Hope everyone has a great week!! I at least know I will eat well all week!! I am sure over the next few weeks I will be trying some more new recipes off of Pinterest and next time I will take pics to share with you!! 

Chloe :) 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall in the Mountains

So let me start out by saying I grew up in a place where we had all 4 seasons and I am used to seeing the leaves changing colors and actually enjoying fall. But I have never seen fall and the leaves changing the way I have this year! Fall is beautiful in the mountains!! Seeing just the miles of color on a mountain and everywhere you look you just see all the beautiful reds, oranges, yellows and is just amazing!! Now the leaves are starting to fall off the trees and beauty is slowly disappearing but I am so glad that I got to experience it! If you have never been able to see the mountains in the fall you are more than welcomed to come visit me next year and enjoy the beauty that is here! I have taken some pics of what I have seen, yes I was driving every time I took a pic but I promise I was safe about it!! I hope you enjoy the pics and I would love for some of you to come visit me soon!! Now off to basketball practice!! 

Chloe :)