MIMM – I want wine!

MIMM – I want wine!

Woohoo!  It’s Monday!  You’re probably thinking, why in the world are you excited for Monday?!?  Tomorrow is the last day of my Whole30!  As much as I’ve enjoyed it, I’m really looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine.  Saturday night the hubby cracked open one of my favorites and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to take a sip or pour myself a glass.  Earlier in the month I wasn’t craving it as much but this weekend I was missing it so I’m definitely ready to enjoy a delicious glass of Zin come Wednesday :-)

Other than missing my wine this weekend, we had a pretty marvelous one!  October is quickly becoming my favorite fall month with the Love Nugget as there has been so many fun festivals and local events happening that we’ve been enjoying.

Friday we started off our weekend with a fun Harvest Festival put on by a friends church.

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw that I went with the bangs!  They are growing on me.  Sort of a big change but I needed something different :-)

Anyway, the Love Nugget had a blast bouncing in the bounce houses with his friends and sliding down the slides.

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They also had Trunk-or-Treat (which was new to me) carnival games, and pony rides.  We hung out for awhile enjoying the fun then left to go find dinner.  I will say, dining out on the Whole30 is somewhat difficult.  I’ll touch more on this when I do my recap but I basically just didn’t do much eating out.  Which worked out well since we were trying to cut back on that this month.  Anyways, we decided on The Cheesecake Factory since I had heard they had a new Gluten-free menu.  The Love Nugget really wanted sushi and was a little disappointed when his pasta with veggies arrived.

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However, he proceeded to chow down almost this entire bowl – veggies and all – so I don’t think he minded too much.  I went with a bun-less turkey burger and side of steamed veggies.  Not too bad but sushi would have been better ;-)

Saturday we relaxed at home and enjoyed this delicious breakfast,

Apple Pie Omelet

Apple Pie Omelet

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. whole fat canned coconut milk
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. applesauce (I used my homemade Apple Pear Sauce)
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. Sunbutter or nut butter of choice

Instructions

  1. Heat a small pan over medium heat and melt coconut oil.
  2. Peel, core and slice apple then toss with a tsp. of cinnamon - Feel free to use more if desired.
  3. Cook apple slices, flipping once, until softened then set aside.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together egg, coconut milk, applesauce and 1 tsp. of cinnamon.
  5. In a medium skillet, melt remaining 2 tsp. coconut oil.
  6. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook for about 2 minutes before flipping.
  7. Cook for a minute then spread Sunbutter onto omelet and top 1/2 with apple slices.
  8. Gently fold over and cook for about 1 minute more.
  9. Remove from the pan, top with more applesauce if desired and enjoy!
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This was so good and even The Hubby loved it who is not a huge fan of eggs this way.

After breakfast we got ready and headed off to our second Harvest Festival!   This time at Growing Brilliant which he was SUPER excited about.  Even with all the fun stuff they had set up outside he ran right in to play with all their learning toys and have Dad read him some books.

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Such a book lover!  When his buddy arrived they took off to enjoy all the fun stuff they had set up.

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Face painting, bounce houses, train rides, butternut squash bowling, tractors, and more.  They had a blast!  We ran some errands after and came home to hang out for the rest of the day.  The weather has been pretty warm during the day but cooling down in the afternoon/evenings so we enjoyed a nice long stroll later on.  After coming back and putting on some cozy Pj’s I definitely wanted to curl up with a glass of red wine!  Three more days :-)

Sunday was pretty mellow.  It started with a marvelous breakfast from my new cookbook, Against All Grain.

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Then The Hubby headed off to watch football and The Love Nugget and I went to the gym.  I enjoyed this marvelous 30 min treadmill workout before yoga class.

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Here’s the links for the exercises :-)

Tricep push-ups

V-ups

Air Squats + Plie Pulses 

Tip Toe Lunges 

Then it was back home to food prep for the week.  Speaking of food prep, I’ve been getting a lot of comments and questions about my meal prep and was wondering if you would like to see a more in depth post dedicated to what I prep for the week.  I know I posted this one a few weeks ago but I can go into more detail if it’s something you would like to see.  Comment and let me know :-)

While food prepping I enjoyed listening to Katie from The Wellness Mama discuss a real food lifestyle for children, families, pregnancy and breast feeding without breaking the budget.   Very informative and while the audio is no longer available since Real Food Con is over, you can check out her blog for tons of helpful information on raising a family on real food.

When the hubby got home he tore apart half the kitchen to work on the tile so The Love Nugget and I hung out.  He got to watch Cars 2 while I blogged and worked online.  It was chilly and windy out so a cozy day inside was marvelous!

We ended the day with a yummy dinner of sweet potato nachos,

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I was planning to make stuffed sweet potatoes but didn’t have time to bake the potatoes.  Luckily I had roasted some sliced potatoes the Saturday so I whipped up some quick nachos and they were a hit!

Perfect end to a great weekend which is why I’m joining Katie for Marvelous in my Monday!

MiMM MIMM #73 with Our Halloween Weekend and a First Pumpkin!

QUESTIONS - 

    • Have you ever made a sweet omelet or egg dish?  
    • What was marvelous about your weekend?  

 

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Comments

  1. Before I even read that you did indeed cut your bangs, I had to take a double look and scroll up to your profile page, Ha Ha. Love the new look girl. You look beautiful!

    I know I’ve told you this multiple times, but Giselle you and your husband are such great parents to Love Nugget. I love how hands on the both of you are with your little guy, and how you truly are bringing him up on meals that aren’t just healthy but delicious! you’re awesome!

  2. What a marvelous weekend! Fall seems like such a big community season. Maybe it’s a holdover from olden days when we had to all get out to harvest, but I like it. We’ve had fun at a lot of the festivals local to us, and it definitely makes me think about how much more fun it will be with kids someday. I can’t even deal with your little one’s face about that pasta, so funny. Oh and love the bangs! It took me a while to get used to mine too, it’s surprising how drastic such a small change can feel!

  3. Whats going to be your go to wine for your first glass? :)

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      My Husband opened a Zin which happens to be one of my favorites the other day so I’ll be pouring me some tomorrow :-)

  4. Lovin the bangs!!! I’ve never tried a sweet egg dish but I may just have to start with yours! Looked like a fabulous weekend beauty!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you! They’re growing on me :-) Yes, definitely try the omelet! Or one of my other sweet egg scrambles. So good!

  5. I’ve never made a sweet omelet before, but I love the idea! It sounds delicious! I’m definitely looking forward to your Whole30 recap. Your bangs look great by the way!

  6. Can I please come hang out next weekend?! So fun. I love sweet egg omelettes (especially your apple pie scramble). I am not eating eggs right now but as soon as I bring them back… this is being made :)
    ps. Adorbs love nugget cheesecake factory face.. how I miss that place! Have you ever gotten their Skinnylicious Tuscan Chicken?! AMAZING.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Haha! Come on over! I can’t remember the last time I had been at a Cheesecake factory but was impressed with their healthier options especially their new gluten-free menu. Nice to see restaurants meeting the consumers needs :-)

  7. hey there, toned arms!!

  8. Your hair looks gorgeous! I love my eggs cooked sweet, so I know that I would love this apple pie omelet. Sounds like you had a really fun weekend!

  9. I love the bangs! So pretty.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you! At first I wasn’t so sure about them but they’re growing on me. Plus they are hiding some ugly wrinkles I had been noticing :-)

  10. Wow, I’ll have to try an apple pie omelette!

  11. You are so close to that wine, stay strong! ;-) I’m glad you’ve been loving Whole30 so far though, it seems like a lot of the takeaways from it work really well for you in terms of food and lifestyle.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Haha! One more day! I feel like I sound like such a lush but promise I really don’t actually drink all that much normally. It just sounds so good as the weather cools down.

  12. The apple and sunbutter omelet sounds good! I tried pumpkin pie eggs and was surprised I really liked the sweetness of the breakfast. It sounds like you had a really fun weekend, and I’m sure you will be excited to enjoy a glass of wine come Wednesday! Thursday is my last day of the advocare 24day challenge and while I haven’t been as strict with it as you have with the whole30 I know I will be excited to enjoy a glass of wine after not having any during the challenge.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I have pumpkin pie eggs planned for tomorrow! Love sweet scrambles! Congrats on making it through the advocare challenge! Looking forward to seeing your results and hearing how you liked it! Wine is a great reward right!?!

  13. Look at you pretty mama!!! That apple pie omlets looks so good! And I love all the pictures of you and your little family. <3 I don't think I've ever made a sweet omlet – but I'm certainly going to try one now! :)

  14. I love the picture of The Love Nugget being disappointed about not getting sushi! Sushi would’ve been my first choice, too! :) I like the bangs :)

  15. LOVE the bangs!! And congrats on achieving Whole 30! I’m so impressed you didn’t break it once, even for a sip of vino. :) Enjoy your celebratory glass (or glasses)–well deserved!!!

  16. These look simply amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

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