Happy Hump Day peeps! Tonight is our annual annual family pumpkin carving competition. Debating if I want to get tips…..or carve a pumpkin. Hummmm! Plus we’re celebrating my Dad’s birthday. I foresee lots of red wine. Mom’s Famous Chicken Tortilla Casserole (it’s a tradition) and laughing till we (almost) pee our pants. It’s just how we roll.
I haven’t shared a recipe in a bit, so I thought I better get one up today.
If you’re down with healthy + easy + flavorful + one pan meals….
Then I got you!
I made this Thai Turkey + Carrots dish last month. It was so good, I made it the other night. I was craving it. Then I realized I never shared the recipe with you guys.
Think turkey cooked in coconut milk + broth with and all the yummy spices. You get sweet + spicy + salty all in one.
This legit takes 15 minutes. It’s clean AF. Weight Watchers friendly. The only ingredients that have points value is the coconut milk and peanuts. Everything else is ZERO! I picked up all my ingredients at good ol Trader Joe’s. Except for the Franck hot sauce. Which you should already have in your fridge. Because that shit is bomb!
Before we get started, I have to take a moment to say Happy Birthday to my Mom, best friend, wine drinking partner, biggest fan and best Grammy. We love you to the moon and back x1,000 Can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight!!!
This weather has been giving me all the Fall feels. I’ve been wearing all my new sweaters + long sleeve tops. Decorating the house for the season. Buying anything + everything pumpkiny from Trader Joe’s. And pulling out some of my most fave recipes from the archives.
Some of them are so good and I almost forgot about them. I tend to try something New to make each week for the blog. I need to start busting out some of these oldies and throwing them into the rotation more often. Incase you’re new here. I’ve complied a few really, really good ones below for you!
Just another Magic Monday. Switching it up. Moday’s don’t have to be manic. Let’s make them magic. What do you think? After a full 7 hours of sleep last night (which I never, ever get) I did NOT wake up refreshed and ready for the day. But, instead of thinking about how shitty today could be. I’m turning it around and thinking of all the ways it can me magic. I know, sounds corny, but my mind + heart can make or break my day. So, this is working for me….so far!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
This past weekend was sprinkled with a healthy dose of family + friends + sunshine + relaxation. It was pretty damn good!
Intentions for the Week:
stay on track with Weight Watchers
watch my girls first volleyball game of the season
celebrate my Mom’s birthday
finish decorating for Fall
shoot some new outfits for the blog
purge all my Fall decor
make it to the gym, no matter what
actually start a mini reset…and not just talk about it
try a tortellini soup
plan a Napa day-date with Cory
watch Jenny get married
complement someone different everyday
This week on xoxostacyb: Old Navy Try-On. Fall home refresh. The Mississippi pot roast recipe you’ve all been asking for.
You guys, I am having a day. You know one of those days where nothing goes right? So, you just start laughing at all the things that go wrong.
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Clumsy AF! I’ve dropped everything I’ve touched. Which is the first sign that I’m about to have “a day”
I was 20 minutes late for work. Mainly because it’s fucking Western Day for spirit week. Does anyone else dread spirit week? Bay needed help prying the pig shit off the bottom of her boots she wanted to wear to school. I can only imagine the aroma coming off them as she sits in class.
Not to mention I’ve got a zit. And this aint any ol zit. This thing is between my eyes. Like a 3rd eye. When I’m talking to people, I can see them staring at it. HA! Swear. And I’m a total picker/popper kinda gal. But, I’ve vowed to not touch it. I think it’s even giving me a mild headache? Is that possible? There is not enough Tarte Shape Tape in the world for this bad boy!
I opened up my lunch and realized……I forgot a fork. And most days, that probably wouldn’t be the end of the world. But, I’ve been intermittent fasting. Meaning, at noon today, I hadn’t had anything other than water + coffee since 8:00 pm yesterday. So, 16 hours later you can only imagine not having a fork. HANGRY AF! I dug out a disposable fork. From the garbage (my personal garbage in my office). That I used yesterday. Washed it with hand soap and warm water (because that’s all I got). And enjoyed the hell out of those leftovers. Laughing the whole damn time.
Then, I went to buy a skeleton hand. At Walmart. And my card got declined. Because I’ve failed to balance my checkbook. So, I had to pull out my phone, transfer money. Then get back in line to make my purchase. Oh, yeah – It was a whoppin $3.08. Still laughing.
So, what’s next? We shall see! I cannot wait till bedtime!
But to be honest – how can you have a shit day on Taco Tuesday?
What is it about a wedge salad that always sounds delicious. Could it be the cold crunch iceberg lettuce? Or maybe the homemade croutons? Ohhhh, the blue cheese crumbles. I think I just answered my own question….ha!
In other not so exciting news. I tweaked my back last night. And I’m really embarrassed to admit – I think it was due to an intense dream. Yep! Swear. I woke up at 1am and thought WTF just happened. Tried to roll over and almost cried my back hurt so damn bad. FML! I can’t even say it was from dancing on the bars in Vegas. Or something at least semi cool. Nope – just a gnarly dream. That I can’t, for the life of me even remember. So if you see me walking crazy – that’s why. In a shit-ton of pain.
Today was the day. The first day of school! The day some of us (myself) have been secretly praying for…lol! And some dreading. I decided next year we need to have a Woo-Hoo + Boo-Hoo party after drop off. Where we can celebrate or be bummed our kiddos are back in school.
You know, just at a bar preferably. Before everyone gets on with their day.
Bay’s last day first day at Lee Middle School. I was reminded of it, bright and early this morning. Holy shit!
Yes – I let her keep the baby blue acrylic nails. Even though I cringe every time I look at her hands. On one condition – she learns how to spell “remember” Ha!
We always take photos the night before. #momhack. Such a time saver in the morning on the first day! It’s almost like a trial run. What to wear. Does it need ironing. What hairdo. Makeup. All the things. It truly makes the morning of such a breeze.
I, myself, spent about 90% of my day scrolling though all the 1st day photos. I cannot believe how big everyone’s kids are. How grown and mature they all look. Including my girlfriends kids. We’ve had this tradition since pre-school. My girlfriend Sara and I met one year at Raley’s. Mainly because it’s always empty. Each year the group and photo have grown larger + larger. Makes my heart so happy! Thanks for organizing this year Alex! Love to see everyone dressed in their best ready to take on a new school year.