Balsamic Honey Chicken with Roasted Fall Veggies

We need a quick dinner tonight.

Balsamic Honey Chicken

One that’s easy and filling and warm and comforting.

Balsamic Honey Chicken

Also, one that’s full of veggies. Because I haven’t been drinking my green drink as much lately now that it’s cold. Which is weird considering I have had it nearly every day for the last two years. But now? I don’t want it.

Balsamic Honey Chicken

But I do want this meal! I’ve actually made it four times in the last two weeks. It’s that good. I like it that much. And it reheats so wonderfully that I can make it at the beginning of the workweek and take leftovers all week to make my coworkers jealous.

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Thursday Things

Pear Trees

  1. Maybe it’s too early to be this excited but OMG! Elf sugar cookies! I used to make these cookies every year on my birthday to share in class (back when they came in a tube and you had to slice them and inevitably some were thicker than others). Now I’ll be making them again – all for myself!
  2. Again – some people are going to tell me it’s too early to be this excited buuuuuut…I may or may not have listened to a few Christmas songs the other day. It was the first frost! I was walking Edgar. It just felt right. Don’t kill my vibe.
  3. Can I get these for next year at this time?
  4. We officially have carpet in the house! Seth and I spent the weekend texturing and priming and painting my bedroom and getting the rooms ready for carpet. They installed it Tuesday and it’s like an entirely new house. Now all that’s left to do is lay the hardwood floor and then bam! The house is ready and Seth will move in and then I will follow after the wedding. How exciting!
  5. We watched what may have been the worst Nicolas Cage movie of all time at my mom’s house Tuesday night. We took over good Chinese and watched a really bad movie and I’ll never be the same.
  6. Now that I’ve made a few pumpkin flavored goodies I am all on board the pumpkin train again! Pies, cakes, cookies. Let’s get it.
  7. I love a classic glazed donut and these have me drooling!
  8. Natural deodorant – where do we fall on this? It’s probably TMI, but my underarms are very sensitive and every time I’ve attempted to change up my scent or brand I have a terrible reaction. But in theory, I shouldn’t with something “natural,” right?

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

The heat is officially on. It’s only set at 65 – but, nevertheless, I’ve succumbed and turned it on.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

I’ve had to start my car prior to leaving to have it defrost.

Seth saw flakes and flurries coming home from work the other night.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

I’ve bought decaf coffee and tea to drink late at night to warm up.

It’s chilly.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

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Thursday Things

  1. They found an alligator in Lake Michigan. Nope. Nope, nope, nope. Done.
  2. Have you registered to vote? The deadline for Wisconsin is the 17th. Checking it off my To Do List led to accomplishing some other adult tasks as well. Get up on it!
  3. I finished The Sinner and guys. GUYS. What a twist! I didn’t see it coming! And neither did Seth who I conned into watching an episode and a half with me.
  4. Somehow I’ve managed to get bitten by the last two remaining mosquitoes in all of Wisconsin. Oy.
  5. This is currently sitting in my makeup drawer. And I’m still not sure if I’m going to keep it? The colors are creamy and pigmented but I’m so bad at wearing anything else than gold/bronze. Seth did notice I had different colors on my lids – a detail that I think would’ve gone unnoticed by most men.
  6. The new update to iPhone means I can now set time limits on certain apps. Which is awesome. It also means I can circle around those time limits if I feel like it and want to keep watching Instagram videos of puppies being rescued. Which is awesome.
  7. 101 Dalmatians is one of my favorite movies ever and Cruella is one of my favorite characters ever so I am dying over this Halloween makeup look.
  8. On another Halloween note, who knew how hard it would be to find a red power suit and briefcase. Three thrift stores so far and zip.
  9. I’ve been on a major Earl Grey tea kick lately. I have a few glasses of it a day, a very strange development for this coffee fiend. But I cannot get enough! I even got some decaf tea to sip on at night because I just crave the comfort it’s bringing me at the moment.