Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Leftovers For Days! WIAW 32

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Long time no see.. huh? Mine's going up a little late today because I'm showing you what I ate on *gasp* Wednesday, instead of Tuesday. 

Okay now that little ramble is out of the way...

The food!!

For breakfast lately I've been downing an ungodly large coffee and taking a handful of whatever leftover veggies I have in the fridge and scrambling them up with egg whites. This morning it was sweet potatoes and spinach. The best part is I get to share breakfast with Emma now that she eats solid food. :)

The great thing about sharing my food with Emma is that it encourages me to eat real food. I don't want to eat things I wouldn't want her eating because she's going to want anything she sees me with. So she keeps her momma in check. 

Keeping with the sweet potato theme, I had sweet potato nachos with leftover chicken for lunch. I never get sick of these!! Recycled picture.. I had no avocado today. :/

For dinner we had leftover chicken tortilla soup and we still have enough left for lunch tomorrow. Yaaaas. 

un-pictured snacks include a handful of raw almonds/dark chocolate chips and a bite of Steven's poptart. No judging. 

What's the best thing you've eaten this week? 

What's your favorite way to eat leftovers? 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015 everyone!!! As usual I can't believe another year is gone. It might have been my biggest year yet; having produced a child and all..

Being a Mom is more than a full time job. There are no vacation days, no sick days, and definitely no insurance benefits. The boss cries out of nowhere for no apparent reason, craps her pants a few times a day (which I have to clean of course) goes through laundry like most people go through toilet paper. I have to follow her around making sure she doesn't eat dog food or fall off furniture. I hear more whining and crying every day than I ever thought I could endure. On top of that she has a drinking problem..

Around 8pm  she goes to bed, but the work doesn't stop there. I still have a to attempt to pick up the wreckage of the hurricane that goes through the house every day, cook and eat dinner, attempt to spend quality time with my husband, and if I'm lucky take a shower before bed. Then pray with every ounce of strength that I have left that she doesn't wake up in the night.

It's the hardest thing I've ever done. My hair is dirty, my eyes have bags under them, my head hurts constantly, and I have bruises on my legs from being climbed over all day every day. We're nine months in and I haven't felt caught up on sleep since before I can remember, BUT I don't want to be doing anything else than what I'm doing right now.

Emma is the happiest baby I've ever seen (unless when she isn't of course!) she is so silly and funny, and cute, and smart. She's perfect. She looks just like Steven but also just like me. She can crawl unbelievably fast, especially when she has something she shouldn't and knows that she's about to get caught. She smiles, laughs, and waves her arms up and down like no baby I've ever seen before. She loves to eat anything she can get her hands on (except green beans!) Bath time is her absolute favorite thing in the world. She stands, cruises, waves bye bye, scrunches up her nose and sniffs at strangers.. she is the most adorable little ball of fun on the planet and she's my e v e r y t h i n g.

So yeah... that's what I've been doing. It's a crazy life, but it's a beautiful one. I can't wait to see all the amazing things she does this year.

What made your 2014?

Friday, November 7, 2014

I'm Alive!!!

By now I'm pretty sure I don't even need to explain myself.. Having a baby makes it pretty hard to blog. I know there are people who do it and bless them, but I've been working out how to balance everything in life for the past few months and keeping up with this just hasn't made the cut. I really want to change that though!! :)

While I was out I finally ran a 5k. Actually 3 of them!!

This is my sister in law, Jennifer.. AKA one of my favorite people on the planet. :D 

My partner in crime since age 3, Sabrina. :D

The last one I got 3rd place in my age group.... we aren't sure but we think there might have only been four of us.. but still =p

Also while I was out my little watermelon turned SEVEN MONTHS OLD. What???

This girl has four teeth (two on the way!) eats solid food, has her ears pierced, and is thisclose to crawling. 

I've been spending my days juggling running/yoga/bootcamp dvd's, keeping Emma occupied, running back and forth to my Mom's house, cooking up a storm, baking cupcakes like I'm getting paid to, reading every book I can get my hands on, and trying to keep my own house from being an absolute mess. When I type it all out it doesn't sound like much but I feel like I never ever stop. 

I've been trying lots of new foods and veggies and have discovered that I now like tomatoes and no squash is safe. I will seriously eat all the squash. All. Of. It. I cannot stress this enough. I've been putting lots of green foods (apples, spinach, parsley, grapes, cucumber) in my blender and drinking them, which I feel sure is the reason that I am the only one in the house who didn't get sick last week. (and also the ONLY acceptable way to consume cucumber) But it has triggered a flashback to my strangest job: parsley picking. People who know me won't be surprised but for those of you who don't.. I used to "pick parsley" four and a half hours a night, two nights a week. Meaning I picked the leaves off of parsley, weighed it, and put it in buckets. That was my job. Picking leaves, to be put into tabouly. Not to brag but I'm still known as the fastest parsley picker that Drumright Oklahoma has ever known. I'm basically a legend. The more you know ; p

What is your favorite kind of squash?

What's the weirdest job you've ever had?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Will Run For Mac N Cheese WIAW #31

Hi I'm Kadee and I specialize in disappearing from blog-land for weeks at a time. Sorry!! I promise I do plan to do other things besides What I Ate Wednesday; I've got loads of half finished drafts going on, but lately I've been particularly busy with a certain little nugget of mine. 

No really, she an actual nugget these days. Look at dem CHEEKS!

I thought I would try the whole "warm lemon water"as soon as you wake up thing out because of all the benefits of it that people are constantly preaching. I can drink cold lemon water all day long, but for some reason when it's warm I couldn't hate it more. (lies.. Mothers Milk tea was so much worse) I thought I might gag, but I did it. I will say I immediately felt more awake. Also I'm not sure if it was the cause but my "system"was definitely moving if ya catch my drift..

After that fiasco I had some coffee and my most typical breakfast: an egg on toast with a slice of cheese, but added some bacon for running motivation. (pff like I need a reason for bacon)

My lunch was the most perfectly balanced plate of all time in my opinion. Half Annie's mac n cheese half veggies. (and my usual blob of hot sauce) So. Dang. Good. It's kind of like getting to eat my Mom's broccoli cheese casserole without it even being Thanksgiving. 

About 5pm I got HANGRY and built a masterpiece of a snack creation

Greek yogurt, frozen raspberries, Kind granola, shredded coconut, almonds, and extra flax seeds. In the words of Bruce (Almighty) "It's gewd" 

If only my dinner looked as exciting as it actually was..

Chicken and pepper fajitas with guacamole, salsa, and refried beans. At almost 10pm. I really need to figure out a new dinner system. I usually start getting Emma ready for bed around 8 and then Steven takes over and feeds her and lays her down while I get dinner started, but we are eating so late that I feel like by the time we have dinner and watch one recorded episode of Jimmy Fallon it's about time to get ready for bed. (part of why I haven't been posting) Half the time we end up having whatever I can throw together the fastest, or else in the crockpot. Sigh.. 

I also take a little time throughout every day to munch on this belleh! 

I mean.. how cute is that??

What's the best thing you've eaten this week?

What's your go to quick/easy dinner?

What epic snacks do you make?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday #30 & Time For Change

Probably my new motto.

My blog is in serious need of some refreshing. It's been on my mind for a while. More than anything I need a new name. I never intended to stay "Kadee-Cat"; it was just something a few people I used to work with called me. I had been reading blogs for months and feeling the itch to start my own, but kept putting it off because I couldn't think of anything to call it. Finally I got so sick of waiting that I just threw something up there. The problem is that I still can't think of anything! I am constantly seeing such clever names and I am really struggling to come up with my own. I'm thinking something like "Diary of a Reformed Veggie Hater" is appropriate, but probably too long. Most of the time when I think of something good, it reminds me too much of something I've ever seen. Sighh, the struggle.

Something that's never going to change is how much I love talking about  food! So let's get onto What I Ate Wednesday!!!

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I'm going to break the rules a little bit this week. I didn't do a good job of getting pictures of my food yesterday so I'm gonna just throw in any pictures I had from the week:

Steven grilled chicken last night and I made some stuffed peppers with turkey bacon. I mixed some homemade ranch (made with greek yogurt) with light cream cheese and sharp cheddar. I haven't made these in forever and they were sooo good. I used jalapeƱos and mini red peppers this time; both were uhh-mazinig.

Speaking of uhh-mazing, we went to my Mom's house Sunday night for some fabulous lasagna and then she sent us home with a whole pan of it. We had it for dinner the next night (with basil that I grew!) but I'm freezing the rest for later.

As usual we had to have some turkey tacos. I always make them in a "ugh I forgot to take out something to thaw I guess we'll have tacos" way, and then they always end up being really good. :) 

And of course there was Friday night, our anniversary. Our first date since Emma was born. We went out for sushi, and Steven actually tried mine (he spit it out.. haha!) 

I had some coconut water, which was super strong and a little weird, but good. It got better the more the ice melted. 

What's the best thing you've eaten this week?

What's your go-to easy dinner when you forget to plan?

Anyone feel like renaming my blog? ;P (no seriously..)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tree Growing Out Of My Car?? Thinking Out Loud #6

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1. My dog grooming career ended before it ever began. I've been meaning to get Luna's hair cut for a long time, but I haven't found anywhere to take her yet and it's really hot outside. I finally did it... she seems to feel better but it's not her best look. Poor puppy.

I actually showed my step-mom this picture of her hair pile and she thought it was actually her.


2. Finding an episode of Friends that I don't remember watching is like finding a unicorn. I watch wayyyyyy too much of it; and yet, not enough. I have about 80 episodes on my dvr. Seriously.

3. It's July and I'm still. making. soup.

4. The Fault In Our Stars made me bawl my eyes out. The sniffing in that theatre was unreal. I truly felt sorry for all the boyfriends/husbands in the room. I had an amazingly good time hanging out with my sister though :D

5. For a second there, a tree was growing out of my car. No, really. The joys of parking under a tree that drops stupid flowers on my car all day every day.

6. There is a 7 day a week produce stand open all summer long within walking distance of my house. It's amazing!! I'm saving so much money on groceries by getting most of our produce there. It's also a way to get out of the house for a bit with the baby. (and take Luna for a walk) For a few weeks I was walking down, doing my shopping and then taking a long walk around the neighborhood, sometimes bumping into Steven while he was out delivering mail. Unfortunately it has gotten so hot the last few days we've had to walk straight home. Boo. Summer is not my fave. 

7. I miss Kansas. Not the part where we didn't get to see our family very often, but I loved the town we lived in. We lived in a great neighborhood with a big park that had amazing trails for walking/ running. It's definitely not the same where we are now. But I'll take what I can get ; p 

8. J.K. Rowling posted a mini update on the lives of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Luna the other day. I very nearly peed my pants. 

9. As of tomorrow, I've been married for 5 years! five years, seven
 moves, three states, two deployments, and one baby. Busy life! :p 

10.  Speaking of that, we are going out for the first time since Emma was born this weekend. Thank you Jennifer!!!!

I hope everyone is having a great week! 
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday #29

It lives!!! I have been meaning to get back to posting for weeks, but a certain little nugget keeps me busier than I could ever explain! She's actually on my lap at this very moment so let's get right down to business..

Here's what I ate Tuesday

I've been eating lots of egg sandwiches for breakfast, and this one I put a laughing cow cheese on... umm so good :D I always see people use them on everything and now I know why!! 

Lunch was some leftover chicken enchiladas. I tried out this recipe and loved it! There is no condensed soup, which is awesome. 

As long as we're being real though, I topped them with some more sour cream and a gallon or two of Tapatio. ;p 

My go-to granny smith and peanut butter. 

Annnnnd for dinner some homemade pizza, with turkey pepperoni, squash, okra, and asparagus. I have decided there pretty much is no veggie that I don't like thrown on top of pizza. 

Not pictured: baby cheeks, which I basically munch on all day every day. ; p 

What's the best thing you've eaten this week? 

How do you like your pizza?

What's your go-to easy snack?