Frugal, Yes. Dangerous, Definitely.

Not gonna lie…I’m a weeee bit excited about dinner tonight.

I just finished doing a bunch of prep work so by the time our guests arrive, all I’ll have to do is throw it in the oven. I swear, that is like, the best way to entertain in my book.


Do you guys recognize what’s up there on the left?? Ooooo boy, am I excited for later. Smile


Of course, I managed to forget one item at the store yesterday so I had to head back out again this afternoon. Thank goodness I did though because, my gosh, it is a beautiful day out there today.


But good lord that’s a lot of leaves.


Blech. I hate raking leaves. <—And I forgot how funny the end of that post was. Winking smile

As far as eats go around here today, I’ve been doing a whole lot of snacking…thanks to my decision to make some homemade trail mix.

Why. Do. I. Do. This. To. Myself.?


While I was at Target yesterday, I was *this close* to buying a bag but then I kept thinking, “well, I have those at home, and those, and…” so I nixed the purchase and decided to make my own. Frugal, yes. Dangerous, definitely.

I used a bag of mixed nuts that came in one of my bags from this month’s Nature Box, some extra almonds and cashews, a mini bag of pistachios (which I found lying around randomly in the pantry), dried cranberries, raisins, and some Love Grown Foods granola. It’s suuuuper good you guys. Super good.

Luckily, I have managed to throw a few other nutrients in there other than mixed nuts and dried fruit.


This afternoon I made a “salad without the lettuce,” (aka, a bowl of veggies) with a mini cucumber, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, avocado, feta cheese, and hummus. Sort of random but it tasted great.

I also snacked on another one of Chelsey’s granola bars while putting together tonight’s dinner. Mannnn, these things are good!


Now I’ve got to finish up cleaning a bit around the house and change out of these cozies before our friends arrive.

Catch ya later, gators!


  1. says

    Your dinner prep looks delicious…can’t wait to see what it is!

    And don’t you just hate when you start to cook something and realize you are missing ONE ingredient?? It is a good thing you starting prepping early so you didn’t have to freak out and feel rushed like I probably would have! 😉
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..WIAW: October 17, 2012

  2. says

    I have no idea what dinner is going to be, but it looks good 😀 And holy wow… when it comes to trail mix, or any sort of dried fruit/nut/chocolate combo in general, my willpower definitely gets a good workout in. I’m okay as long as I don’t try it, but once I get that sweet/salty taste in my mouth? Yeaaaaah.
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted... WIAW … snacking all day .

  3. says

    I have no idea what you’re making but it looks delicious! Homemade trail mix is so dangerous for me, and granola for that matter! I swear I intend to make it last a whole week but somehow within 48 hours its gone. Oops!
    Kelsey@ kelseyruns recently posted..I’m Baaaaaack!

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