They always say don't blink because it all passes so quickly, and at the time when you are tired from sleepless nights, you are covered in spit up, and can't quite remember what your old body felt like...it's hard to see how that could be true. Well I blinked and here we are one year after our lives changed forever, and Canean Parks Chatagnier was born. Just like that, truly in a blink of an eye, a whole 365 days have passed. Our baby boy who struggled while taking his first breaths and came into our lives rather traumatically, is vibrant and so full of joy that he brightens our days more than he will ever know.
Yesterday the weather didn't get above ninety degrees which means it's officially feeling like fall here in Texas. Fall for us is pretty hot still, but I'm telling you below ninety feels amazing right about now. Since the weather is still a little warm, and I'm a firm believer that ice cream and popsicles should be consumed year round, I made you the perfect fall popsicle that can be enjoyed in forty degrees or a hundred. My pumpkin pie crumble popsicles are going to be your new favorite pumpkin treat to whip up for yourself all season long!
To top off the cooler weather this week, I also received the most gorgeous package in the mail from JORD Wood Watches. I have always had a thing for wooden accessories and when JORD reached out about partnering, I jumped at the chance! Cooking and keeping a watch on the time go hand in hand and it sure doesn't hurt that this watch happens to be gorgeous in every way!
I have been slacking in the meal prepping department for Parks. I was so on my game at the beginning of the solid food stage and then he got really mobile and I found it super hard to find the time to go pee, let alone fix his homemade meals. Since we entered the can't sit still stage, I won't lie...there has been a hot dog or two thrown into the mix and maybe some mac and cheese...because some days I just need to get food in a hungry and fussy baby's belly and I need fast and easy. Yesterday however, I meal prepped for Parks because my mama guilt of not getting as many nutrients in him each day as possible was weighing heavy on me! Originally I made this dish for just him, and then after tasting the lentils I decided we would be sharing these lentils for a healthy lunch option all week!
I am stuck somewhere in the middle of needing fall to be here yesterday and not wanting to let go of summer and all of it's produce. Don't get me wrong I am beyond ready to feel the weather shift because this 95 degree business isn't cutting it for me! But, I also hate to say goodbye to long days, my favorite produce, and sun-kissed skin. To help get my mind in fall mode, I created a spiced pear bourbon old fashioned cocktail in partnership with Drizly.com, a website where you can have your favorite alcohol delivered right to your front door!
We go through eggs like crazy at our house. Six out of the seven mornings in the week you will find eggs on all of our plates, Parks included. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled, in omelette form, I love them any way I can get them! I am always trying to find new ways to cook them to switch things up, however this idea came from my hubby who happened to sprinkle a little taco seasoning on his boiled egg and couldn't get over how good it was. My easy breakfast taco egg scramble is going to be your new favorite eggcellent breakfast. (See what I did there...)
They say summer is officially over after Labor Day, but the 100 degree heat is making me a little confused about it all. Everyone (and by everyone, I mean people on social media) is all "oh the crisp mornings" or "broke out my boots today" and I'm all like "I still have boob sweat from walking into the grocery store." Sorry...was that a little TMI? But for real, I'm feeling like summer is still in full swing in Texas and so I'm holding on a little longer to things like fresh corn on the cob which happens to pair perfectly with shishito peppers, so if you haven't tried them, here's your chance! My easy corn and shishito pepper pizza is maybe the easiest pizza you are ever going to make and it just so happens to be delicious too!