the patriots were playing monday night football
so i couldn’t resist cooking up a chili
it’s hearty and loaded with flavor
(my husband doesn’t even mind the lack of meat)
not to mention super healthy (excuse the cheddar topping!)
Just throw the following in a slow cooker:
(on heat on stovetop until simmering in french oven, transfer to oven and heat, lid on for 6-8 hrs. at 200 degrees)
1 Tbs. Canola Oil
4 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
2 cups chopped onion
1 Tbs. Chili Powder
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1 Green Pepper + 1 Red Pepper, diced
1 lb Carrots, cut in 1/4″ slices
1/2 lb Sweet Potatoes, diced
1 can (15oz.) Crushed Tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) Diced Tomatoes
1 can Black Beans
1 can Kidney Beans
1 Tbs. Cocoa Powder
we have had more than our fair share of temperate fall days here in rhode island
(eeek! my bulbs are coming up!!)
and on one such afternoon
my dear friend meredith and i
for a leisurely lunch
in their garden
which, of course, ended with a cupcake tasting!
their cozy-glam interior
leaves you craving a girl’s night out!
looking forward to more visits this winter!
a spur of the moment trip to the north shore
left me the opportunity to hit my favorite resource for interior fabrics
in lynn, MA
packed with ev-ry-thing under the sun
the latest designer faves
and inspiration galore
perfect for this chilly, rainy evening!
thanks to blair for the suggestion- delish!
during the summer
we try and make it to the outer cape
and in the waves
why let a chill in the air stop us?!
the dogs can join in on the fun
rarely seen starfish!
barefoot in corduroy
how did you spend your weekend?
i know, i’ve said it a millions times lately
but i am really, really
bulky, cozy yarn
chilly, dark afternoons
it was a quick one-day-knit
for a very deserving mum
i love fall
crisp air and cozy nights
the farmers markets brimming with greens and root veggies
not to mention a pantry loaded with organic canned tomatoes
i’ve been making a weekly soup
we get at least a dinner, two lunches and two servings to freeze out of each pot
not bad for a hour in the kitchen!
topped with crisp bacon
(the recipe from my high school
– this was one of my favorite lunches!)
over cous cous
topped with a drizzle of balsamic
i love this part of our week’s menu
and plan to continue throughout the winter…
have any favorite recipes to share?
yesterday was my husband’s 31st birthday
we celebrated first with my ‘rents on cape
with his fam
topped off with cake, a cozy fire and presents at home
his big surprise has yet to arrive
to add to his collection
this was a great
for my first project of the fall
and the yarn
happy birthday, my love!
my list of sewing to-dos these days is loooong
but with the color wheel commission successfully off
and a few halloween gifts sewn and shipped
i needed a day
to dive in my stash
and get creating
i caved and bought wiksten’s
tova tunic pattern
knowing i could draft something myself
but not wanting to get in my own way
a few hours and one tunic later!
the pattern was simple to follow
my only change was taking 1″ off the hem
i love that it looks polished with dark jeans and a blazer
or comfy with black yoga pants
i haven’t taken it off since i finished topstitching
eventually, i’ll have my husband snap a few pictures of it on me and share
now, i’m even more inspired to keep sewing
more tunics to come, for sure!