Bowl meals are versatile for so many reasons. They’re convenient, you end up eating less, you can mix and match ingredients and flavors easily, and fun fact – a bowl meal can double as a side dish saving you extra cooking for another meal!
Hello Sunday! I hope you’re all enjoying this last day of the weekend and preparing for a great week ahead. Me? I’m recovering. From an amazingly fun weekend, but recovering. I’m only a couple weeks shy of turning 34 and found that after 30 my ability to bounce back from a fun-filled weekend isn’t quite the same.
Congratulations! You survived turkey day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday – phew! I hope you’re lucky enough to have all of your holiday shopping completed – I sure don’t. I vowed that I wouldn’t online shop for myself this year, but it’s just so hard when there are so many good deals and you’ve been eying something! Why not get what you’ve been wanting on sale?! I suppose it’s more of those ‘oh well look at that, I didn’t even know I wanted that‘ impulse purchae that get people (read: ME!) in trouble than buying the item I’ve been wanting on sale.
I swear I walk a fine line between wanting to minimalize and impulsively online shopping. I think I always have a donation box going at my house, and honestly I don’t have that much more to donate at this point. I’m not into chotskey’s and clutter. I’m super picky about my art. I take FOR-EV-ER to pick out a new piece of furniture. But sake’s alive I won’t think twice about a new cookbook, cozy cute blanket, or updated wine glasses (stems or no-stems – I CAN’T DECIDE!).
You guys. I’m bringing you a super duper easy meal. Like ‘oh my gosh I ate too much food at Thanksgiving and DO NOT feel like cooking‘ meal. And bonus – it can be made in 30 minutes of less!
I’m curious – did you guys go shopping on Black Friday? I’m personally not a Black Friday shopper. Well, I guess maybe I’ve evolved with the times and I definitely perused the online deals with my sweatpants on and big cup of coffee on Friday morning, but no way was I going to stand in lines at the store. I know some folks love it, and that’s great, but it’s definitely not for me.
It’s Fri-YAY! And you guys…how are we already less than a week to Thanksgiving?! It’s crazy to think that we were just anticipating Halloween, and suddenly Thanksgiving is right on our heels.
Thankfully we never host Thanksgiving so I don’t have to plan, organize and cook for that, and I’m able to focus on these bowl meals and keeping on the healthy path.
It’s Fri-YAY! I don’t know about you guys but I am sure ready for the weekend. We don’t have anything particularly exciting going on, but I’m in that ‘let’s watch lots of movies and be super duper cozy and eat healthy and drink lots of coffee while we snuggle in with the doggy’ mood.
We’ve been watching a lot of baseball the last 3 weeks and while we’re both b-i-g Cubs fans and it was exciting, I’m ready to go down a deep Netflix hole in my sweatpants.
You’ve almost made it to the weekend, friends! Whether your plans include watching football, picking apples or playing in leaves I hope you have lots of fun things in store. We’ve been taking it easy since returning from vacation. It feels like we’ve been on-the-go for the last 3 months and it’s nice to just take some time to relax and enjoy being at home.
I’ve started work on my new mini recipe e-book I’m so excited to move from the writing phase to the cooking phase. Believe me, these recipes are going to be delicious! I’m aiming for a late November/early December release, and this recipe book will be available for FREE, and only to subscribers, so if you haven’t subscribed to Creative Life Explored yet, then I’d love for you to enter your email at the top (or in the right-hand menu) of this page and make sure that you have access to this awesome e-book, as well as to each new bowl meal recipe as it comes out!