Ugh, I’m with you. I’m not ready for today. I meant to get so much done this weekend.
But what did I do?
Got a really awkward sunburn and then watched all of the 3rd season of Young and Hungry.
Productive? Nope. Fun? Yep.
But now that means that I have a ton to do this week. So pizza for dinner!
My current favorite way to do pizza is with naan bread.
How much do you love naan bread? I’m not much of a bread eater but I could eat garlic naan bread after garlic naan bread and never get tired of it.
If you’ve never tried it, it’s kind of like pita bread but softer and without the pocket in the middle. And it has these puffy bubbles on top that make it really, really hard to resist.
So for this Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza, you just cook some turkey sausage with kale and garlic and then pile it on top of naan bread. Then you add some of those cute mozzarella balls on top and broil until the cheese is all melty and delicious.
Seriously easy. I’ve made this several times for lunch the past couple months and it takes me no time at all!
I’ve been trying not to talk about Big Brother too much because I feel like the viewership gets smaller every year (I don’t blame you) but man, this has not been my year.
My faves are all gone already.
I’m still obsessively watching the live feeds and reading updates when I can’t watch the feeds but I just don’t like any of them. None of them. I keep hoping Big Brother will come over the speaking and “You all suck – we’re canceling the show so that the 5 people still watching can return to their lives.”
That said, I’m officially on Team Jackie now. Which means she’ll be evicted next week.
Anyway, that meal plan I posted over the weekend inspired me to not only plan stuff to cook this week but to also make sloppy joes! I always forget how much I love sloppy joes until someone mentions them and then I can’t stop thinking about them.
You really can’t beat how fast and easy they are. Seriously, there’s nothing easier than browning meat, stirring together a sauce, and putting it on a bun.
These Maple BBQ Sloppy Joes are scrumptious! I love my sloppy joes a little bit sweet and the maple gave just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, for whatever reason, the cheddar on top made them even yummier. Maple and cheddar? Idk, it worked.
My husband goes back to work today and it’ll be really strange since he’s been on leave for over a month. He had to shave his beloved “leave beard” yesterday in preparation and I swear he almost cried. And then when the baby (who’s not a baby) saw him without the beard, he said, “Hey. Your head looks funny.”
Anyway, I hope your whole weekend was fantastic. Broncos lost. I’m dealing with it. We won’t talk about it anymore.
We went to IKEA on Saturday. And btw, IKEA on a Saturday is not really a great idea. But, you know.
Since it’s in Denver (like a 40 minute drive for us) we’ve been planning this trip for awhile and I had ridiculously long list of things that we needed. I figured, I only go once a year – I might as well make the best of it. Right?
So then my husband (should I start calling him by his name? I can’t decide) spent all Saturday night and most of yesterday building ALL THE THINGS. The little ones got bunk beds and we got a new bed for the big one and a TV stand and several other things that required lots of sweat and curse words from the husband.
It was fun.
The kids had these Hawaiian Sloppy Joes for lunch yesterday and absolutely loved them. The baby (yeah, the one that’s not a baby) kept eating all the meat mixture off his bun and then yelling, “MORE SLOPPY, PLEASE” which made the meal even more entertaining than it usually is.
But they’re really delicious and I had way more spoonfuls of the meat than I put in My Fitness Pal. Gahhhh, I love sloppy joes.
So what makes it Hawaiian? Pineapple juice, soy sauce, ginger, aaaaaaand BACON. How can that be bad? My kids tore through the whole pot during lunch. No leftovers. I was impressed.
I am forever looking for new breakfast ideas for myself. I’m not really into typical breakfast foods first thing in the morning (but I love a cinnamon roll in the afternoon or pancakes for dinner) and a girl can only have so many breakfast salads before she starts to lose it.
This Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash is my new favorite and I’m going through withdrawals right now because Trader Joe’s was out of acorn squash the other day and I’m refusing to go to any other grocery stores until the excitement of TJ’s wears off.
Life is rough.
And I know you think I’m nuts and you think squash for breakfast is a horrible idea. But trust me, this is so good. It’s just cooked acorn squash with turkey breakfast sausage, onion, garlic, and an egg on top. And then when you’re ready to eat you mash it all together and dump a ton of sriracha on top and you’ve got a healthy, delicious breakfast that’s full of protein and good carbs. Plus, it’s just fun to eat straight out of a squash!
I prepped this one night while binge watching Once Upon a Time (which I always thought sounded super lame but I’m addicted) and it was so nice to wake up the next couple of mornings and not have to worry about breakfast. I just popped a half in the microwave and sat down to eat!