Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Up Wednesday - September

Once again I am joining the link party for What's Up Wednesday! 

1. What we are eating this week
 Yay for Hello Fresh!
This week we have eaten:
Italian Sausage and Baby Broccoli pasta

Coconut-crusted chicken fingers with roasted green beans and fries

Sesame Shrimp with scallions and roasted zucchini

AND tonight I am bringing a friend (who just had her fourth little baby!!) my favorite BBQ Pork Sliders (recipe from No More To Go) with coleslaw and mac and cheese. Of course we will be having some as well!

2. What I'm Reminiscing about

3. What I'm loving
Beauty Counter Purifying Charcoal Mask. I am obsessed.
And I even got Kevin in on it. He is going to kill me when he sees that I have posted this picture! lol

4. What we've been up to
Hanging with friends and family!
Friday night fun with baby Caroline!

Sunday fun-day brunch with friends!

They were all actually quite well behaved during lunch!

Birthday parties with friends!

Dinner and drinks at The Lot with friends!

Susanne's first girls night since little C was born! 

Carrie Underwood with these ladies :)

Soccer games!

Of course Hayden thinks she is a part of the team :)

And my parents came to visit!
Whew - we've had lots of fun this past month!

5. What I'm dreading
Currently nothing.

6. What I'm working on
This week nada. And it feels good.

Although it won't last long because October 1st is Saturday and I can't wait to pull out all our fun Halloween decorations!

7. What I'm excited about
- Fall and all things that are fall.
- tx/ou weekend
- Kevin's parents being back in Dallas for the fall/winter months!

8. What I'm watching/reading

9. What I'm listening to
I had a lot of Carrie Underwood this month in preparation for her concert!
Currently on repeat: Dirty Laundry & Choctaw County Affair

10. What I'm wearing
Well, this was the only selfie that I took this month. lol
I am super excited about wearing jeans again...I am not sure I have ever been excited for that but at this point I am kinda over shorts. And the heat. Just like everyone else. 

11. What I'm doing this weekend
Soccer & birthday parties. 

12. What I'm looking forward to next month

13. What is your favorite fall recipe
I'm gonna go with my favorite chili recipe - nothing screams fall quite like chili, right?? Make sure to serve this with lots of cheese and FRITOS!

South Texas Three-Meat Chili

1lb ground beef
12 oz uncooked chorizo sausage
1lb beef cubes
I medium onion, chopped
1 fresh poblano chile, seeds removed, minced
2 fresh jalapeno chiles, seeds removed, minced
6 large cloves of garlic
3 TBSP Chili Powder
2 Tsp kosher salt
2 Tsp Ground Cumin
2 Tsp ground black pepper
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 cups beef broth
14 1/2 ox crushed tomatoes
8 oz tomato sauce

1. Place skillet over med-high heat. Add chorizo (squeeze from casings) & ground beef
2. Stir, breaking meat into small crumbles with spoon, 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink
3.  Place cubed beef in a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat with onion, chiles and garlic. Brown 6-8 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink
4. Add ground meat mixture, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne. Stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes
5.  Stir in beef broth, tomatoes and tomato sauce, bring to a boil; cover pot and reduce heat to low
6. Simmer gently for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally

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