super bowl nachos two ways

It’s almost the end of January (what?!) and we have 2 important things to talk about.

  1. Football season is basically over, and I am super sad. Thankfully we still have a few options to watch and cheer along, and the biggest game of the year is coming up: Super Bowl! Which means, we need good, easy, fresh food for snacking.
  2. I am completely addicted to ClickList online grocery shopping and pickup. Do you have ClickList in your area yet?! I can put my grocery list in online, see the total, put the order through, then pick the time I want to go to the store and pick up my order. When I get there, I just call a number and they bring the groceries out to my car. This is heaven-sent, especially with a sleeping and/or cranky toddler with you – no getting out of the warm car into cold / snowy / rainy weather. I’m telling you….I’m obsessed.

Is this how you really know you’re an adult now? You get THIS EXCITED about online grocery shopping and pick-up? If so, I am completely okay with it.

And even more exciting for this coming year, we’re working with Kroger on the blog and I am so excited to share my love for that store with you all AND all the great recipes we make with the goods we buy there each week. Grocery shopping is often my time for quiet time – in the car, in the store, on the way back home. And I love it. Maybe a little more than most people do.

super bowl nachos and tater tot nachos

You guys – I’m so excited to be working with Kroger this year! They are our go-to grocery store and absolute favorite option. This post was sponsored by Kroger; as always, recipes + opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support us! I can’t wait to bring you more posts inspired by our shopping trips at Kroger this year. 

Living in a super small town means we don’t have many shopping options for anything, but THANK GOODNESS we have multiple Kroger stores nearby. I’m able to get everything we need and want every week and stay on budget (which is really important to us). Great food at a good price is a double bonus, especially with their Simple Truth line. We’ve really been enjoying everything we’ve bought in the last couple of years – I love that I’ll get to share some of our favorites here with you!

Chocolate pudding for breakfast? YES WE CAN.

chocolate chia seed pudding with paleo muesli

I’m so excited to be working with Bob’s Red Mill again this year! They are our go-to for whole grains, cereals, and baking ingredients. This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and I was provided with their paleo muesli; as always, recipes + opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support us!

chocolate chia seed pudding with paleo muesli

I know, I know. I’m late to the chia seed pudding train. How long has this been around now – years? Longer?

I’ve never been the trendiest person or kept up with the times on anything, really. Clothes, music, books, foods, technology. I’m always a little behind, and that’s ok. I like what I like and will eventually try some trends, just to see what the fuss is about, but it’s not first priority for me.

Well, friends. It’s almost time to start a brand new year again.

I don’t quite feel like 2016 is already gone, but 2017 is literally right around the corner. This year flew by, and I’m still not any better at meal prep than I was on day 1! One of my goals is to get back into a good routine with meal prep and planning and this time of year seems like the perfect time to get back into the practice.

spiced roasted turkey tenderloins

A few years ago, I had a great weekly routine of prepping dishes and snacks on the weekends so we were stocked during the week, especially for busy weeknights or mornings.

But over the past few years (and after having a baby), I fell out of the habit. And every weekend, I kind of plan out some things, but I’d love to really get back into the routine. I see posts from other bloggers and friends and am so jealous of their weekend set ups and all the things they’re able have ready and waiting during the week.

apple pecan monkey bread

Ah, the holiday season.

Tis the time for long, leisurely breakfasts (one of my favorite things in the WORLD!). And this Apple Pecan Monkey Bread seriously needs to be on your holiday table this year.

apple pecan monkey bread

Our Christmas morning tradition growing up was to get up super early and open stockings and then bigger gifts at home, pop in a holiday movie (and probably have some candy at 7 am) and play with our stuff while my mom worked on her breakfast casserole to take over to the Lowell’s house. My parents have known the Lowell’s since before either of them had kids, and our families have been close ever since – even living just 4 minutes apart.

Once everything was ready, we’d pile in the van – usually still in our pajamas – and head over to their house to eat my mom and Jill’s breakfast casseroles, fruit, and monkey bread. A little sweet, a little savory, a little coffee or juice. We’d sit and eat and then exchange gifts with each other.

apple pecan monkey bread