Every four years, we as American citizens have a responsibility to exercise our right to vote for the president of the United States (in addition to other things…). Today, Harper and I took a stroll down to the polls to make our voice heard (in our Chucks of course…)
I hope you were all able to take some time out of your day to collect a cool sticker and make a difference in our country’s history. It’s fun to rock the vote!
And after all that hard work, there was lots of yummy food to be eaten. So let’s take a look at the food that fueled my tummy on this special election day.
Side of Bacon
It’s been a while since I have enjoyed this delicious and ridiculously easy to make breakfast. I love that with only a few ingredients and 25 minutes (all of which take place in the oven), you have a protein packed meal that can go sweet or savory. I drizzle mine with pure maple syrup and serve it with a side of bacon (which I also cook in the oven). It’s a a pretty great way to start the day :)
Handful of Raw Almonds
I love nothing more than biting into a juicy pear. And while I am not normally a fan of the skin, this skin wasn’t too bad. After having Gestational Diabetes, I learned to pair my carbs with fat and protein, so I grabbed a handful of nuts to accompany my sweet mid morning delight. A lovely autumn combo :)
Tropical Iced Tea
Gorgonzola Walnut Salad
In order to celebrate Harper’s first time voting, we decided to pick up food from our favorite local cafe. Harper loves “sketti” and I love salad and iced tea. So needless to say it was the perfect ladies lunch. I make a mean homemade bolognese myself, but when I don’t have time to sit over the stove and cook, this hits the spot.
After winning a box of Chobani yogurt from Savor Life’s Flavors Giveaway, I have a fridge full of Chobani goodness, and more than a few flavors to choose from. Strawberry Banana is one of my favorites and it serves as a great snack to get me through until dinner time.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
I wish I could take credit for this AMAZING meal, but I can’t. My lovely friend and neighbor whipped up this seasonal dish for our family and boy was it special! I will be getting the recipe and sharing it with you shortly. But until then, you can drool over the pictures and imagine how gooooood it is :)
In fact, this dinner was sooooooo good, it has me wishing Thanksgiving was right around the corner. Instead, I have to wait a little over 2 weeks to enjoy my favorite holiday of the year (it’s true, I have an official countdown).
Which reminds me…what will you be cooking up for Thanksgiving? Looking forward to reading your responses.