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.
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.
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!