It was a perfectly rainy, quiet and cozy weekend. I left the house only two times…once to search for batteries which turned into an ice cream run as I blogged about on Friday night and once to meet a friend for a mani/pedi on Saturday. I never left my house today (Sunday) and stayed in my PJs until 2:30 p.m. It was just what I needed.
I was so fortunate not to lose power during all the crazy rain and wind that we experienced this weekend due to Hurricane Florence. Here in Charlotte, we avoided any major damage but we are praying for our coastal neighbors who endured a much worse burden from the storm.
Here are 10 photos from my “hunker down hurricane” weekend.
Friday night rice bowl with steamed basamati rice, feta, roasted broccoli, kimchi, a fried egg and a veggie burger.
Ice cream + Netflix + a cute baby.
Finn practiced his “happy baby” pose for the first time on Saturday morning. I like to think it’s due to his outfit! 🙂
Zoey was EXTRA needy for attention this weekend since we were unable to go walking or play outside.
Easy Saturday dinner featuring Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry Blend. To it I added ground turkey, sauteed mushrooms and two scrambled eggs. I flavored it up with some soy ginger sauce from Whole Foods, soy sauce and Sriracha.
Sunday morning playtime for the whole crew.
A pretty salad for lunch. Arugula tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and honey, pears, avocado, dried cherries, feta, chick peas, tomatoes and cashews.
On Sunday afternoon I made my first pot of chili. The rainy weather seemed perfect for it. It had ground turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans and yellow peppers. The house smelled so good! Similar recipe here.
Afternoon cupcake while working on the manual for my upcoming 200-hour yoga teacher training. This cupcake was peanut butter overload. Mother’s milk tea on the side.
The weekend ended with a big bowl of chili, lots of baby cuddles and HGTV.
That wraps it up!
Have you cooked chili yet this month? Do you think it’s a fall/winter food or do you eat it all year?
Favorite chili recipe?