Friday Favorites

Friday. How I have longed for you all week!!! I love Fridays so much, knowing that the “work” week has ended and the weekend is here for our enjoyment. Oh yes!

As a fun way to end the week, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of what I have found enjoyment in this week.

Southern Food

Chicken Fried Steak is hands down my favorite Southern dish. I don’t eat it often because it is far from healthy but this indulgent meal was definitely worth it. The fried squash that came with this meal was pretty darn good, too. I am sorry for those of you who will never have the pleasure of tasting homemade Southern food. You are SO missing out!!!

Cooler Temps

Fall may have finally arrived in Texas!!! This means we can put up the flip flops and tanks(yeah, right!!) and bust out the tall boots and sweaters. Really though, it is only going to be chilly for a few days but after that we get a full week of weather in the 70’s rather than the 80’s. This makes me a happy girl!! I want to be able to eat my pots of chili and soups without sweating.

School lunch with my daughter

Camryn has refused to let me eat lunch with her all year because of the anxiety she feels when it is time for me to go home. She has cried in the past so we decided it was best if I skipped dining with her until she felt more confident about the situation. FINALLY, she allowed me to come and she handled our parting ways like a champ. This one makes my heart so happy :-)!!

Egg Sandwiches

These have been my breakfast of choice most days this week. I have been alternating between bagel-wiches and waffle-wiches and it is safe to say that I will continue this trend for a while. They are just so filling and delicious!! Todays bagel-wich was filled with one egg plus one egg white and smeared with laughing cow light swiss, simply fruit strawberry jelly and Franks Buffalo sauce. A party in my mouth!!!

UnReal Candy

Candy without all the junk. What? I follow 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook and I saw her post about a candy that she was excited to have found for her kids. I knew if she was willing to give it to her kids, I had to check it out. Her family pretty much follows a 100% natural foods diet and she does not do a lot of “junk”. Last night, I made a run to Walgreens to get a bag of candy for my daughter to take to her school party when I spotted the UnReal candy. They were on sale for 2/$1.79 so I grabbed a couple right up.

I loved the peanut M&M type candy and will definitely buy these over the other options from now on. Are they healthy….ummmm, no!!! It is still candy but the ingredient list is SO.MUCH.BETTER.

  • No corn syrup
  • No Partially hydrogenated oil
  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • No GMO’s
  • No Preservatives
  • Low Glycemic Index

What I really love is that there are no artificial colors and dyes. I love the rich colors of the candy which come from beetroot juice, turmeric root extract and purple cabbage juice.

 

What are some of your favorite moments/items that you enjoyed in your life this week?

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Friday Favorites

  1. The UnReal candy is really neat! I’ve never seen that before, but would love to have a better option than M&M’s (the artificial coloring chemicals have kept me from eating them, although they were one of my favorites growing up).

  2. you just made up my lunch decision for the day – OMG! Comfort food to the max on such a cold day 🙂

  3. I had a lunch date with my daughter today at school too. Such a special thing to do, isn’t it? 🙂

    And I’ve heard of that candy but have yet to find it or try it. It sounds great!

  4. Loving your waffle-wich & bagel-wich meals. However, I’ve never though to add buffalo sauce to em? Is it really that good?

  5. Mmmm I LOVE chicken fried steak… I haven’t had it in ages though! That needs to change. And I love the sounds of your bagelwiches! I might have to copy your little combo tomorrow for breakfast. 😉

  6. Southern food is so good! Chicken fried steak is definitely a fav, along with mac and cheese.

  7. My favorite southern meal is pulled pork, collard greens, and homemade mac-n-cheese. I can’t tell you the last time I had chicken fried steak. I love it too!

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