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Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! I know its been a bit. I have no reasons, just lazy. So how are you all feeling about the end of summer? I have completely mixed feelings about it! I'm really excited for fall because I love fall weather and fall clothes and fall food... plus it always makes me feel really nostalgic. However, it's a little different this year since I'm pregnant. Part of me is really excited for fall, the other part of me is scared because I feel like it will go too fast and then suddenly it will be winter and time to have our baby! I'm excited for the baby but admittedly a little terrified of labor. Ya feel me? Also, I try not to think about all that I have to do in preparation for the baby. Most of the time I just feel like a normal person, not a pregnant person, minus the little symptoms here and there. 

Anyway, onto the moments :)

One of my goals has been to make more food at home. Partially because I like to cook and ever since I stopped asking Brian what he wanted for dinner (with the answer always being "I don't know") and just choosing things, I've enjoyed cooking dinner a whole lot more. 

The other part being we're poor. 

And the last part being that it's better for us to eat at home anyway :)

So I've been trying out new recipes and loving it. This recipe I found on Pinterest and I was very impressed! I was afraid that the sauce would never thicken since you start with a rue and I have always been bad at those, plus I was using gluten-free flour... but it just took a little bit and turned out great. Also, I was impressed with how well this reheated! I've been making a lot of pasta sauces and usually, they separate out pretty badly when reheated, not the case with this recipe!

A few weeks ago I went to Leatherby's with two of my best friends from high school. We haven't all been together since then! 10 years... oh man, when did we get so old. It was so nice to catch up and talk about our lives. Especially since one of them has had two babies since then and we could chat a little about pregnancy and such.

My mom made this sandwich. It was AMAZING. I told her that I love grilled cheeses but I really like it when there's ham on there and tomatoes and especially if the tomatoes are home-grown and the bread is good. She promptly produced this beauty. It tasted even better than it looks.

This is a tillamookie. It was so adorable that I had to take a picture!

So I have been craving Arby's for something like 2 months now. It's not a place that I can go with Brian because there is nothing gluten-free there and I wasn't sure if I could eat their sandwiches because I'm not supposed to have deli meat as a pregnant person (the list of things you're not supposed to eat was so much longer than what I thought!). But, I took myself out anyway! It was just what I needed. 

Brian has had Conference for work this week leaving me with lots of time to myself. So on Friday, I decided to make myself some chocolate milk and put hot fudge in it. It was a really good decision. 


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Something to take away:

 Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks for reading! If you have any recipes that you'd like to share so I can try them I would love that! Are you looking forward to Fall? Or, hanging onto Summer?

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