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‘Late night’ thoughts

Why does writing seem to come and go? Certain I am not the only one with this challenge. I have 3 blogs and find I don’t write on them as much as I’d like to. Anywho, the clouds amazed me as usual today. It’s like a love letter every single day I just will never tire of seeing them.

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 Tonight I am inspired to write. I have much on my mind and it is 10:30 here, much later than I usually lay my head on the pillow. So here is my day in bullet points and a few pictures (recipes and thoughts to follow in later posts.).

  • I became a member at a great gym here, this has been a year in the works (more on that later)
  • I’m excited I am finally able to work out without being so tired, yeah! (still taking it slow but progress is happening)
  • Appointment on Thursday to asses where I’m at and put a plan in place
  • I prepped all my food for the next three days (at least)
  • Working on some new goals (bucket list may follow soon)
  • The church I attended today seems to be a good place for me, that’s also been a year coming!

Here are some pictures of my food prep from today, perhaps this is why I  my roommate called  me Betty Crocker today?

Quiche-Breakfast for days already made :)

Quiche-Breakfast for days already made 🙂

my favorite quick salsa

my favorite quick salsa

 

swiss chard

swiss chard

 

salad prep for the week

salad prep for the week

 

Quiche-Breakfast already made, just heat

Quiche-Breakfast already made, just heat

 

swiss chard

swiss chard

 

beginnings of swiss chard makings

beginnings of swiss chard makings

swiss chard swiss chard2

What was a highlight from your day? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Sarah 🙂

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Butternut squash, Quinoa, Chicken Stew

Hard to decide what to post first as I have been trying out a plethora of new recipes these past few weeks. Now I have plenty of pictures and recipes to share so I will hopefully be ahead of the game for posting 🙂

When the weather is a bit colder there is nothing quite like a hearty warm stew or soup. Ran across this recipe on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a try. It did not disappoint. This soup is very filling and gave me enough to freeze and eat as leftovers during the week (I’ll let you know how it freezes in a later update). What I liked about this particular dish is that tasted even more flavorful in the days that followed.

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Here is what you will need:

  • butternut squash
  • chicken broth
  • chicken
  • olive oil
  • yellow onion
  • salt
  • fresh garlic
  • dried oregano
  • can diced tomatoes
  •  quinoa
  • kalamata olives
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley

Click on this link to get the recipe (Learning the best way to credit people for their recipes so I will be linking to the recipe until I learn how best to do that. If you have an idea what is kosher for this in the blogging world let me know 🙂 )

My Tips: I steamed my butternut squash whole in about 1/2 in. of water before cutting it. Found it to be easier to cut this way. Used chicken from a chicken I had baked earlier.

Enjoy!

Nanny G

Did you make this recipe? If so let me know in the comments below how it turned out and any tips you have for it.

What would you like to see as a next recipe or topic? Something sweet, savory? (If you would be kind to leave me a comment below, I will seriously consider your thoughts.)

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