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Broccoli Cheddar Soup – easy kid-friendly soup! A creamy soup with broccoli, carrots, and cheddar cheese!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup - easy kid-friendly soup! A creamy soup with broccoli, carrots, and cheddar cheese!

Okay guys, dinner time.

Does the whole family sit down at the table?

Does everyone do their own thing?

I’ll admit, I’m terrible at dinner time these days. I’m a stickler for the kids at the table all together, but more often than not, I’m in the kitchen working on the dishes or doing a 2nd batch of biscuits or whatever needs to be done. I’m close enough to hear their conversation but not actually participating, you know?

Then they want to watch videos on their tablets so no one’s actually talking to anyone anyway.

And I’m feeling like it’s time to get rid of that mealtime boredom and bring some fun to the table.

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Black Bean Soup – perfect for meatless Monday and all ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! 

Black Bean Soup - perfect for meatless Monday and all ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Hey guys!

How are the resolutions going?

Mine are going really well. You guys know that one of my goals is to significantly cut back on the animal products that my household consumes. It’s easier than anticipated – I don’t even think my kids have noticed!

This meatless, dairy-free Black Bean Soup has become a favorite among all of us!

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Ham and Lentil Soup is the perfect way to use leftover ham! Ham, lentils, and loaded with veggies. It’s quick, inexpensive, and delicious!

Ham and Lentil Soup - the perfect way to use leftover ham! Ham, lentils, and loaded with veggies. It's quick, inexpensive, and delicious!

Tomorrow is December 1.

What?

How?

Are we sure it’s really the last day of November?

Like, sure sure?

Anyway, I’m putting my Christmas tree up today because if I don’t do it now, tomorrow I’ll start the “Well, it’s too late now! Christmas is practically here!” thing and we just won’t have a Christmas tree this year.

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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili – serious comfort food! Turkey chili filled with butternut squash, black beans, tomatoes, and lots of spices.

Is everyone obsessed with squash right now or is it just me?

I feel like every post I’ve put up this month has been squash.

I have 5 varieties in my pantry right now. And as soon as I cook one, I run to the store to replace it. Just in case I have an emergency and need a sweet dumpling squash right now.

I can’t get enough.

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Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

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