What’s up guys?
Forgive me if I’m extra enthusiastic today, coffee. My dad went bought a Keurig coffee maker yesterday (which I couldn’t help sharing to Insta-stories because 😍😍😍) so I’m doing my part and “helping” him test all the different flavors this morning, hehe.
Autumn is such a great season and there are so many activities and events to do. There’s nothing I love more than pulling out the cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and sipping on a mug of something warm. We’re planning to spend a day visiting a local apple farm and this will be the first October in many years that we’ll have kids coming to our door on the Halloween. It’s not a day that I particularly love but I must admit there is still a child in me that enjoys seeing the excitement in the kiddos. My little nephew has never experienced it and he’s very excited.
I’d love to be here to watch but that brings me to a little news I’ve been waiting to share. I’m going to Europe you guys!!! Yes, I’ll be spending a few short days in London before flying to Lisbon for nearly a week. I won’t even try to mask my excitement as I’ve never been to Europe.
With the travel plans in mind I’ve been working on some planning and shopping for all the things I need for the trip because you guys know I came back to the States with a “Summer vacation” in mind so I literally brought nothing for cold whether and that’s what I’ll need to pack.
Currently, I’m on the hunt for a perfect pair of boots. Any suggestions, ’cause I haven’t found them yet? I did find some jeans that I’m absolutely in love with and a few jackets that I can’t wait to wear but footwear is still on my list.
Yes, so shopping, planning, gym time, and some other fun projects have been keeping me busy recently and I’ve been resorting to basics for meals. If you’ve ever gotten the impression that food bloggers eat only perfectly plated and instagram-able foods then let me tell you, we don’t. Nope, just like anyone else my food typically looks like a mess in a bowl and I never consider sharing the simple things here on the blog. Recently though, I’ve been thinking about how much I enjoy just some simple lunch inspiration myself so why wouldn’t I think you guys would too?
Simple, fast, and (let’s be honest), lazy, that’s sometimes the what I love the most to see shared by my favorite bloggers so here is a quick little food share just to remind you guys that keeping it easy is never a bad idea. I hope you’re having a great season and I’m so looking forward to sharing more details about my trip!
A quick little inspiration for lunch or dinner on a lazy weeknight when you're craving comfort food at it's most basic.
- 4 oz (cooked) rotisserie chicken
- 1/2 medium(8 - 10oz) sweet potato
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup portabello mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- pink sea salt
- black pepper
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or any favorite seasoning)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- To bake the sweet potato, wash it well and make a few slits through the center with a sharp knife. Wrap it in foil and bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes, or until soft when squeezed.
- Cut the veggies and chicken into small pieces and cube the sweet potato. Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium high heat and add the veggies. Stir frequently for 6 - 8 minutes or until tender. Add the chicken, sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and seasoning and stir together or keep separate in pan if desired. Allow it all to cook over heat for just a minute or two until hot and slightly browned.
- Pour it out onto a plate and enjoy!
For 1 serving approx: Kcal: 420 Protein: 35g Carbs: 32g Fat: 18g