Yesterday was Cow Appreciation Day, AKA “Dress Like A Cow To Get Free Food At Chick-Fil-A Day!”It happens once a year in the beginning of July. We’ve celebrated the beauty of cows for the past six years, ever since I was pregnant with Mr. R, and we don’t plan to stop anytime soon!
Do you want a simple, easy to make costume that doesn’t fall apart, yet gets the job done and gets you free food on this glorious day? We’ve got you covered.
Planning meals is wonderful, because since you took the time to do the planning, you can spend the rest of the time doing what you love instead of worrying about what you will eat! A couple of my loves that I’ve spent time on these past couple of months are Halloween and sewing. Each year I make our costumes from scratch, and I loved being able to do it this year as well.
It’s no secret I love Halloween. In terms of holidays, it’s right there at the top with Christmas. What else brings a family together better than brainstorming and making costumes, going to pumpkin patches, carving pumpkins, and making silly Halloween foods? The only frustrating thing is that these things can take a lot of time if you aren’t careful. I’ve compiled three stupid-simple tips for making Halloween foods below so you can spend more time enjoying them than preparing them, and stillhave an amazing Halloween experience!
I’ve got a delicious recipe with chicken, cornbread, sweet potatoes, and corn waiting for you at the bottom of this page. But first, I want to take a second to talk about slow cookers. If there’s one appliance that should be in every busy household, it’s a slow cooker. We used to religiously do Slow Cooker Sundays, but since I’ve been working full-time days these past couple of months, I’ve been doing slow cooker meals more often during the week. It is my lifesaver. I drop the boys off at preschool/daycare first thing in the morning, come back home, then prep the slow cooker for dinner that night and let it cook all day long. When my husband comes home with the boys in the evening, dinner is ready, and we can enjoy ourselves as a family without the mad pre-dinner rush that happens otherwise. Continue reading
Mmmm… breakfast. The first meal of the day, the first food you are putting into your mouth to start off a brand new day-chapter of your life. What you eat first thing in the morning can definitely affect how the rest of your day goes. If you are putting a ton of refined sugar into your belly, you are going to spend the rest of the day staving off sugar cravings and feeling sluggish and lethargic (not to mention the especially negative effects of sugar for our children . However, if you put real, whole foods into your body, you experience quite the opposite: in control of your diet, limited sugar cravings, a clear mind, and peace knowing that you started your day off right.Continue reading
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