I have to admit that I’m a bit of a fair weather football fan.
I know, it’s terrible. I remember being so excited when I moved to Kansas City after college that I was finally going to be living in a city with a professional football team. But after season…after season…after season of not much “winning”, I may have fallen off the map a bit. As of a few months ago, I probably couldn’t have even told you the name of the quarterback. Yeesh.
BUT. The Chiefs are now 9-0, and for better or worse, I am back in the “game” and have tuned in every Sunday that I’ve been in town. And they are rocking it!!! The entire city is stoked. And I love that it goes without saying now that everyone — even some of my other non-football-fan friends — has pre-booked all of their Sunday afternoons to watch the game together. Pretty darn fun.
If you ask this food blogger, though, no game day is complete without a big pot of chili simmering in the background. It’s like macaroni and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Football and chili just go together.
So if you’re looking to whip up a delicious batch of chili in a snap, you have to try this fabulous five-ingredient easy chili recipe!
Winter decided to arrive in Kansas City yesterday. (Ugh.) So I took that as the perfect cue to hop on a plane to sunny California at the crack of dawn this morning to (hopefully) meet the man of my dreams. (Yay!)
That’s right. In just a few hours, I am going to be attending my first ever Hollywood film screening at the AFI film fest with my good friend Maria and the one and only…Tim Riggins.
Ok, ok, my screenwriter friends have officially banned me from calling him that. Or bringing him cookies as he walks in on the red carpet. (Which I still think is a darn good idea.) Or gushing about how much I loved him on Friday Night Lights. No, if I get so lucky as to have the chance to meet Taylor Kitsch, I shall be calm, cool and collected and ask him about his “work”, and his process, and such. And maybe just once compliment him on his abs. ;
I promise to tell you all about it, and post lots of Instagram pics along the way!
But once I return from our little whirlwind trip to a new loft that is still in disarray after moving and a busy work schedule to boot, you’d better believe I am going to be making another batch of this 5-Ingredient Potato Soup recipe stat. This is the second recipe in our 5-Ingredient Soup Week here on the blog, and even though I will admit I doubted it was possible, it absolutely rocks. With just 5 ingredients that may surprise you…
Alright, friends. I know that it’s the second week of November, so I should be posting Thanksgiving recipes galore. But I’m not quite feeling the turkey and pumpkin pie cravings yet. So I decided to dedicate an entire week to another highly-requested topic on the blog:
First of all, TGIF! I don’t know about you all, but my week has been bonkers busy with work, and I have been counting down to the weekend. Looking forward to some much-needed hang out time with friends, officially starting the move into my new loft (with my new kitchen!!), and a little pie baking (of course, with my favorite homemade pie crust) for a Hallmark shoot. Cheers to the weekend!
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to travel to southern Oregon to visit the home of gift baskets, pears, and deliciousness galore — Harry & David.
15 amazing bloggers and I all flew out to Medford, the home of Harry & David, and the most charming town on fire with autumn colors. There, we spent a few days soaking up the H&D experience together, savoring epic meal after meal (sampling just a “few” juicy pears and Moose Munch throughout, of course), and enjoying it all in the company of good friends.
This past weekend was everything I love about Fall.
Long walks with friends in the crisp autumn air. Lazy mornings enjoyed at the coffee shop nextdoor. Days snuggled in cozy sweaters and fluffy slippers. Turning leaves everywhere on fire with color. Catching up on episodes of my favorite fall shows, and then watching a moving book club pick come to life in the theater with friends. Taking full advantage of Daylight Savings Time to sleep in an extra hour. Sunday morning worship and words.
I thought I would do a little #FlashbackFriday post today to take you back to two of my favorites from this past month — spending time at The Better Blog retreat, and discovering (and subsequently making and remaking and remaking) my new favorite easy Greek yogurt parfaits. Both are fabulously delicious.