Saturday, I posted a photo in my Instagram stories of breakfast (eggs and toast — hallelujah I got a toaster!) from our new dining room table and said “I’ll be back with daily eats this Tuesday!” and then proceeded to forget to take photos of my food for the rest of the day.
It was an ambitious start! We humans, I tell ya… are such creatures of habit. And I am so out of the habit of taking food photos. I need to set a sign on my table… I managed to take a few through the weekend and where I forgot, I’ll write it out. It’s a start!
Before we dive in, I just want to say that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).
I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).
As I write to you, I’m drinking an Uber Greens Suja juice. Yum! I think I need hot cocoa afterward… it’s chilly here!
Saturday was our first morning at home without any guests. It was so relaxing. Some of our family came to Reno for Thanksgiving, which was great. This Thanksgiving was one of my favorites. We danced, drank (grapefruit and Tito’s vodka for this gal) and ate great food.
Breakfast Saturday was eggs and sourdough toast with coffee (sugar and milk inside). When we moved to Reno I threw our toaster away because only half of it was working. I didn’t manage to buy a new one until we moved into our home, so I’ve been sourdough-toast-less for months! The return of sourdough is quite an excitement over here!
For lunch I had a little bit of tuna with Frito’s and for dinner I had leftover Thanksgiving food (think: green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey) over at our friends house. Four of us living in the same neighborhood now – so fun!
Saturday night Abby and I cozied up at home with a movie, the fireplace and some online shopping. Weeee-hooo! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m so excited to get back to regular budgeting.
I’ve still been recording but this month was a planned “overage” month since we were moving into our new place. Thank God for a good savings plan! I’m thinking of releasing my budgeting and savings class again for December 1st (this Saturday). What do you think? If I do, it will come out Friday so you can prep for the 1st!
Sunday morning I woke up and had quiet time at home before Church. This looked like me in my PJ’s with coffee (plus milk and sugar), my robe and a snuggly puppy on the floor beside me. We’re trying to train her to not go on the couch at the new house. Ugh, so hard!
On the way to Church I sipped coffee and ate a GoMacro bar to hold me over. After Church my friend Nichole came over and made us French toast. So good! I forgot a photo (of course)…! I had two pieces made with Dave’s Killer Seed bread and topped them with fresh berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Yum!
Since we had a late breakfast I didn’t eat lunch, but snacked on some cheese and salami later in the day. It was to die for.
The evening was filled with sipping broth at home (my favorite warm and cozy drink lately) and writing thank you cards to everyone who helped us move and to anyone who sent us a gift or card. So many generous humans out there!
For dinner, I ate leftovers from the weekend: turkey enchiladas. (I love leftovers!) Does anyone else take their leftover turkey and turn it into enchiladas? My uncle did this and it was SO good. In fact… I think I’m craving the rest of them just typing this…
Monday morning I woke up and had quiet time (this is where I read my bible, devotionals, and journal). It’s the absolute best start to my day and gives me so much peace in my heart. I don’t always make time for it, but when I do I am always so happy I made time for it.
After my quiet time I made Marco and I breakfast: two over-medium eggs, Dave’s Killer Seed bread and chicken sausage. Mmm! So good. Right afterwards, I got dressed and went to the gym in our neighborhood (so nice to have that here!) to see how I’d like it.
It was okay, but still… a little boring! I’ve been in a space these past few months where the gym just does not feel that enjoyable for me, however, I’m also craving it in my routine again. So I’m giving it some time to see if I can find joy in it again or if there’s something else I’d like to do for movement through the winter. If you have a favorite gym workout plan, send it my way!
For lunch, in between work, I heated up Thanksgiving leftovers for Marco and I. We still have quite a few because the “adults” knew us “kids” would eat them up! They were definitely right. We’re in heaven.
After lunch I got back to work for a few hours before Abby’s pup friend Texas came to play. While they played, I made some snacks (for me, not them – ha!) and played around with my new InstaPot®. On this board: salami, crackers, cheese, hummus and olive tapenade. So good!
For dinner, I made this chili recipe from Damn Delicious and my was it darn delicious. This recipe is for those of you who like a heavy, smoked, flavorful dish. The amount of seasoning this recipe calls for stunned me, but oh boy was it good. It made me want to have a heavier hand with seasoning more often. Can’t wait to have this again!
For those of you who have an InstaPot®, would you like it if I were to make a single page on my site sharing all of my favorite InstaPot® recipes? One we could all easily reference? I think that could be helpful. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Before I go I wanted to share a few photos of our new home for those of you who missed it on Instagram. We’re so cozy and at home here. I love the island in the kitchen – it’s made cooking more enjoyable!
Here’s the view of our dining area. We got this acacia wood table from Macy’s and are really happy with it. I love the color. In fact, I love all of our colors downstairs. I wanted our home to feel warm, clean, and inviting. I feel like we accomplished that!
We also got this couch from Macy’s. It’s so comfortable you guys. It’s made me look forward to evenings at home even more, which is saying a lot for me because I already love evenings at home. Ha! The pillows are from all over the place — Target, Pier One, and Costco. And that yellow/golden throw is one my mom had made in the Philippines. Cool, huh?
Thankfully, our family was here for Thanksgiving and helped me decorate for Christmas otherwise I’m not sure it would have ever gotten done. Hence, this being the first year we’ve ever had decorations. Haha! This is the most I’ve ever decorated a home and actually, it’s been fun!
Thanks for being here! I’ll be back with more daily eats on Thursday since I know there’s been a real lack of them these past few months. You have been so patiently waiting!
By the way… In planning January, would you guys enjoy another 31 days of eats like I did at the start of this year? See those posts here.