My mom made us breakfast this morning before we left the house, and these sausages were great. I’m not sure of the brand, but she gets them at Sam’s Club – they’re so good for breakfast! I’ve used chicken sausages before, but usually for dinners. This was a fun change.
I had some grits, scrambled eggs, and chicken + apple sausage plus some coffee and water.
After we ate, we had to say goodbye to everyone, pack the car, and get on the road.
Our trip was pretty good – good music and not much traffic.
We stopped about 2 hours into the drive for a bathroom break and to get some lunch.
Nick and I each got a burger with freshly ground beef – mine had lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard.
I also had an Amazing Grass bar in the car a few hours later to fill me up until we got home.
Even though we were driving for 6 hours today, I ended up getting a lot done this afternoon once we got home! I love when it happens unplanned like that ;)
As soon as we got home, we unpacked the car and got everything inside. I put away the food stuff from Trader Joe’s, unpacked my suitcase, and put away my new shoes + clothes.
I didn’t realize I still had my sandals upstairs, so I took all my spring/summer shoes out of the closet and took them downstairs to put into a storage container so I could fit my boots in our closet.
But, while I was putting my summer shoes away, I ended up going through 3 containers to clean them out! I put a few purses + shoes in a pile for Goodwill, organized the stuff I was keeping, and threw out a bunch of my WW stuff that I didn’t need anymore.
Sometimes, it just feels great to get stuff out of the house!
Once we were done getting stuff put away, I finished up the grocery list and went to the store for the things we needed for this week. I have my meals planned, so it didn’t take too long to shop and it was crowded at all tonight. It’s usually packed on Sunday nights here, but I’m glad I didn’t have to wait in a long line.
On the menu tonight: Chicken Tortilla Soup!
I bought a rotisserie chicken tonight to use in a few meals this week, and this was so easy!
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 3 cups water
- 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1.5 cups cooked chicken, diced
- 1 Tbsp ancho chile powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- 3 corn tortillas, torn into small pieces
- 2 Tbsp chopped scallions, plus more for garnish
- Heat large pot over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil.
- Add in tomatoes, beans, and seasonings.
- Add in chicken and bring to a boil.
- Tear corn tortillas into bite sized pieces and throw in the pot.
- Let simmer 5 minutes or until tortillas pieces have softened/thickened the soup.
- Stir in scallions.
- Serve topped with guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and/or more scallions.
Now it’s time for us to sit back and relax tonight – I’m worn out from this week. It was so much fun, I had a great Thanksgiving, got to see tons of family and friends…but I’m tired!
I have a feeling oatmeal is making an appearance tomorrow ;)