Costco did it again. Every time I walk in to purchase two measly items, I walk out with $200 worth of food. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
And I’m usually okay with that when I’m walking out with my shopping cart bursting to the seams. The guilt doesn’t hit me until I get home and have to look for places to store five gallons of iced tea or a six foot box of oatmeal that I just bought on a whim.
Well, on this trip I thought it would be a good idea to buy 12 cans of sliced peaches. I had a vision while walking through the peach aisle (possibly a delusional one) of all the amazing things I could make with those peaches. All 12 cans. In my defense, I was starving when I walked into Costco, and that made me vulnerable and weak.
By the end of the trip the score was Costco – 1, Me – 0.
So after putting away $250 worth of food in the pantry, I started researching Peach recipes and came across this delicious Peach Cobbler recipe that is ridiculously simple to make.
I gave it a shot, and honestly, it was the best way I could have found to get rid of one can of peaches and to impress my husband all in one night. His reaction after his first bite tells me that I will be making this recipe often.
1 can of peaches down, 11 more to go.
My dad is an amazing cook. The world needs to know this fact. I had to wake up at 7:00 to go to a volleyball tournament almost every weekend when I was a kid, and The only thing to look forward to that early in the morning was my dad’s breakfast. He used to put the most random stuff together and it would always turn out amazing…it baffled me, but I sure didn’t complain!
One of my favorite foods he made was pancakes. He would put oatmeal and one bag of sweet’n’low in the batter. Sounds Weird, I know, but it was Amazingly Delicious! I was visiting him for lunch in between classes a few years ago and he shared his favorite shrimp taco recipe with me. If literally took us 20 minutes to make. anddddd IT’S. SO. GOOD.
How cute are these Taco holders?
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with soups. I actually had to force myself to try out non-soup recipes last year, I was THAT obsessed. And let me tell you, it was tough.
When you are cozy at home, catching up on your favorite TV shows, all you want to eat is something warm and comforting. Plus, there’s a delicious soup for every occasion. If I need something hearty, I make chicken and dumplings soup. If I need something to make me feel better, I make tomato basil soup with a fabulously simple grilled cheese sandwich. Maybe feeling blue? Easy— Potato Cheese Soup. There is (literally) a soup for everything.
This soup is light, creamy and has the perfect amount of spice. Everyone needs a little spice in their life, right? The best thing about this soup is you can freeze your leftovers and save them for another day. I made this soup in 30 minutes, and if you have leftover chicken already, you can make this recipe in 15-20 minutes. It’s a no brainer, friends. Make this recipe and spice up your life (zigga-zigga ah!).
BEST. DAY. EVER.
I was selected to attend the Ellen Degeneres Mother’s Day show and Thursday, May 5th was THEE day! The entire crowd was made up of expectant mothers. I had no idea that I would be surrounded by so many women whose stories are similar to mine. I met incredible women who didn’t allow infertility to hinder them or take away their joy. They were dedicated, unrelenting women who never let fear or insecurity hold them back in fulfilling their dreams. It was such an honor to celebrate together with them..
We cried, laughed, and jumped for joy. And the cherry on top was being able to cross off some big ticket items from my registry. OH, and seeing the sexy Mila Kunis and Kristin Bell wasn’t bad either (sorry, babe). It was an amazing experience and I’m so thankful for the opportunity!
Ellen totally hooked us up, and you know she is all about the newest and greatest products! Here are some of the items that have been life savers!
- Thule Urban Glide Stroller – I’d love to get back to my pre-baby body, pronto! And this fabulous stroller will help me do that! Light and easy to use, it glides just like an Olympic ice skater.
- Evolur 5-in-1 Crib – This is by far the single best thing we received at the show. This crib transitions from a standardized crib to a toddler bed to a day bed and can even become a full-sized bed. We had several options to choose from and it was easy to assemble!
- Munchkin Latch Bottles – Avery had some serious gas the first few weeks and this newborn set from Munchkin seriously helped with combating it. The bottles prevent colic with their anti-colic valve located at the bottom on the bottle that prevents air bubbles from moving through the bottle.
- 4Moms High Chair – The 4moms high chair comes with bowls and accessories that are magnetic, which means no more spaghetti bowls flying across the room! I won’t need this high chair until Avery gets older, but what a great concept! I can’t wait to use it.
This whole motherhood thing has been an amazing experience. Thank God for supportive family and friends that are willing to answer my paranoid “mom questions” in the middle of the night…I can’t even attempt to guess how many text messages I’ve sent out in the past few weeks. I’m not sure I would have all my hair or any remaining sanity if it weren’t for these products and our fantastic support network!