Real Food Menu for Week of 2.24.2020

Now that we’re in the thick of Blue Ridge Training Season, my week nights are a little busier than normal. Which means that simple meals we can throw together quickly are the order of the day. The breakfast cookies are a healthy grab-and-go-because-you-hit-snooze-one-too-many-times option. Crock Pot Italian Chicken Soup practically makes itself! Dump everything into the crock pot, cook on low all day, shred the chicken and you’re done. For a sweet treat, the lemon fruit dip whips up in minutes; serve with your favorite fruits for dipping, or drizzle over a fruit salad. Simple and flavorful!

Breakfast:
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies – This is a quick and healthy breakfast option.
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

Lunch:
Crock Pot Italian Chicken Soup – This soup is soup-er (heh) customizable. Load it up with your favorite vegetables! When using broccoli, add it in the final hour of cooking so it doesn’t get mushy.
http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole30-challenge-day-10-and-delicious.html

Dinner:

Sukuma Wiki – The spices in this dish are amazing. Our lightened up version is made with ground turkey instead of beef.
https://thedomesticman.com/2013/07/02/sukuma-wiki-kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and-ground-beef/

Cumulus Spiced Eggs – The goat cheese makes this simple supper just a little decadent!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2012/07/24/the-5-most-common-dinner-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Orange and Cashew Chicken Stir Fry – New Recipe! Every bit as tasty as the restaurant version! We substitute gluten-free tamari for the soy sauce, brown rice for the jasmine and cayenne for the Korean chili flakes.
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/orange-and-cashew-chicken-stir-fry-5a296ba851d3f15fe04e9e02

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – Delicious and light!
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds/

Snack:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – New Recipe! I usually buy Aldi’s organic version, but I decided to try making it at home using jarred red peppers. Guess what? It’s fantastic! I added three cloves of garlic, but I would go with two next time. It overwhelmed the red peppers just slightly.
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/22016/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-recipe/

Treat:
Creamy Lemon Fruit Dip – Serve with your favorite fresh fruit.
https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/creamy-lemon-clean-eating-fruit-dip/

Bring it, new week!

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Gardening Journal and Half-Baked Seed Starting

With snow(!) in the forecast today, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of Old Man Winter just yet. But signs of life are springing up all over the yard. My spring bulbs have sprouted, the daffodils and hydrangeas are budding out and the chives are up, and being nibbled on by some wascally wabbit.

Most surprisingly, the garlic has gone from zero to long shoots seemingly overnight! Bare soil one day, bursting with new growth the next. Amazing!

The herb garden is in need of a good weeding session and some fresh mulch.

The experimental deer fence has kept the deer out of the herb garden for about 8 months now, so I’m calling it a resounding success. I think I’ll string the entire yard with fishing line!

Can you believe that we’ve been able to snip fresh parsley all winter long? What a hardy plant!

Years ago, my sister Sarah shared her method for germinating seeds and I’ve used it successfully a few times since then. I’m trying it out again this year. I don’t have grow lights, warming mats and big, sunny south-facing windows for seed starting. But I do have an electric oven.

Pro tip: If you are planting multiple varieties in the same tray, plant seeds that take roughly the same length of time to germinate.

Here’s how this works:

Asparagus seeds soaking in water for 24 hours.

Fill trays with seed starting mix and plant seeds according to the package directions. Lightly moisten the soil, and pop the clear plastic covers on. Put a big ol’ note over your oven controls that says “DON’T TURN THE OVEN ON!”

Place the trays in the oven and turn on the oven light. Check on your seeds everyday and mist the soil with water as needed. You should soon see signs of life. Once the seedlings have sprouted, leave the oven light on and prop the door open for a few days. Next, move the trays to a bright, warm spot in your home and continue caring for them until they have grown enough to harden off outdoors or transplant into the garden.

I’m pleased with how this is working so far. I have my first lavender seedling after just 36 hours in the oven.

Happy planting!
Can you feel it? Spring is on the way!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 2.17.2020

Cheers to a new week of eating real food! If you are new to Arthurized Home, welcome and thank you for taking the time to read here. My intent for these menus is to provide inspiration to try new dishes while staying within the parameters of clean eating. I define that as eating foods made in nature, not in a factory. My husband and I have a high tolerance for eating the same dishes repeatedly, (see: breakfast and lunch) so this prevents us from getting stuck in a rut. Here’s what’s cooking this week:

Breakfast:
Apple Pie Overnight Oats – New! We almost always double the cinnamon in recipes, and this one is no exception. Toss a little nutmeg in there, too. We topped these babies with chopped apples and pecan pieces.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/apple-pie-overnight-oats-jar/

Lunch:
Simple Pumpkin Soup – Easy and delicious! If you can dice an onion and open a few cans, you’ll have lunch or dinner on the table quickly. We’re have this with a side of our favorite Convert Kale Salad. I made a batch of toasted pepitas to top our pumpkin soup and some extras for snacking.

Simple Pumpkin Soup

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious, comfort food

Ingredients

  • ½ c. onion, diced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian)
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can coconut milk
  • Garnish with pepitas, if desired

Directions

  1. Dice the onions and gently brown with olive oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, salt, maple syrup, nutmeg cayenne and ground pepper.
  3. Slowly add chicken broth and coconut milk. Heat through, but do not bring to a boil. Garnish as desired and serve.
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Dinner:

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Dinner – I’m not really a steak lover, but I could eat this one once a week. So good!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/philly-cheese-steak-skillet-dinner/

Huevos Rancheros (Without the Grain) – Simple and quick! If you’re not grain-free, serve this with a side of rice.
https://deliciouslyorganic.net/huevos-rancheros-without-the-grain/

Weeknight Tandoori Chicken – New! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this dish. Would it be too spicy? Would hubs hate it? Not to worry, we both enjoyed it. Although, I felt it was a titch too greasy using thighs. The next time I make it, I’ll use chicken breasts. The sauce was tasty enough to eat over the spinach and rice, minus the chicken.
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/weeknight-tandoori-chicken/

Harvest Minestrone Soup – Fix yo’self a bowl of comfort food. So good!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-harvest-minestrone-soup/

Snacks:
Strawberries, bananas, oranges, popcorn and these delicious pepitas:

Spicy Toasted Pepitas

  • Servings: 4 snack size servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Great for snacking or sprinkle on soups and salads.

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping c. raw pepitas
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of cayenne (or to taste)

Directions

  1. Drizzle olive oil into a heavy pan over medium/low heat.
  2. Add pepitas, sugar, salt and cayenne.
  3. While stirring constantly, toast until pepitas are medium brown in color.
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Toast those seeds from green to golden brown.

Keto No Bake Cookies – Hubs is craving chocolate and peanut butter; best combo ever! Even though I’m no longer doing keto, we still have and use this sweetener.
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

Have a great week, everybody!

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Valentine’s Hoosier Cabinet

Let’s have a quick pop around the Hoosier, shall we? I don’t have loads of Valentine’s decor, so I keep things pretty simple with a heart wreath of red roses on the front door and all. the. red. and. pink. things. in the Hoosier.

These embroidered kitchen towels feature love birds and were given to me by my sister.

The Pyrex Cinderella nesting bowls in Gooseberry were a lucky thrift store find. At one time, we had the pink flour canister. I say ‘had’ because it flew a little too close to the sun and melted. Actually, it was snuggling with the Crock-pot on the counter.
RIP, vintage canister. You were a good one.

The felt XO banner is a few years old, and from the Target dollar spot. Tiny clothes pins hold the tart tins to it.

Our wedding cake topper from 25 years ago. Back when Mr. Arthur wore a mustache because without it he looked 12 years old.

Lil’ nod to Sweden.

Pyrex refrigerator boxes and repro tins.

No fresh flowers? No problem! Pom poms on bamboo skewers make a charming bouquet. My sister made these poms and tied them onto Christmas packages a few years ago. They aren’t glued to the skewers, I simply popped them onto the pointed end.

Random fact: I used to hate the color combination of red and pink. Not sure why. I love it now, especially luscious, hot pink and red! I also love vintage cookie cutters even though it’s been ages since I made rolled cookies.

Vintage Paw and Maw mugs from our friend, Michelle. She gave these to us after getting our hillbilly on at the Hatfield & McCoy race. When we’re older and hard of hearing, we’ll holler at each other like this couple. But, today is not that day.

Because vintage tablecloths and polka dots are just fun! This mug holds a vat o’ tea.

Vintage Royledge decorative shelf edging via the flea market.

Have you enjoyed this little tour of our Hoosier cabinet all decked out for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or having a hygge evening at home, I hope your day is beautiful!

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Let’s Have a Crafternoon! – Felt Sushi

My sister-in-law loves a local Japanese restaurant and we recently went there to buy her a birthday gift. Unfortunately, they were having computer troubles, and couldn’t activate any gift cards. So I asked for a take-out box, and put on my thinking cap to came up with an unexpected way to gift sushi money instead.

This also happens to be a fun way to make play food for your favorite tiny sushi chef. Wanna make some? Here’s what you will need:

Felt in dark green (nori), white (rice), medium green (avocado) and other colors for your sushi filling. Various shades of orange, green and purple would work for veggie sushi. How about orange micro pom poms for salmon roe? I didn’t have felt in a salmon color, so I went with two different pinks, one solid and one striped.

A note about the felt: My dark green and white felts are the thin craft store variety. The pinks and medium green are from felted wool sweaters and about .25″ thick. If you are using thin felt for your sushi filling, you may need to cut your strips longer than mine. I don’t want you to end up with sad, skinny sushi rolls!

Cutting mat, quilting ruler and rotary cutter – if you don’t have these, you could make paper templates of your sushi pieces, pin them to the felt and trim using scissors.

Fabric scissors and pinking shears

Hot glue gun and glue sticks – alternatively, you could sew each section together using thread that coordinates with your felt. If I were making this for a very young child, I might go that route.
Nah. Who am I kidding? I would still hot glue it.

Optional:
If you would like to present your sushi in a tray, ask for one at your favorite restaurant, or just save and wash the tray the next time you buy take out. A perfect reason to have sushi for lunch! If you’re making this for a child, use a plastic tray, not aluminum. Those sharp edges will CUT you!

Also optional:

I made twelve pieces of sushi. For each piece, I cut:
Striped pink felt to 1.25″ wide x 1.75″ long
Solid green and solid pink felt to 1.25″ wide x 3″ long
Dark green felt to 1.25″ wide by 5.5″ long
White felt to 1.75″ wide by 10″ long

Using pinking shears, trim a scant 1/8″ from both long edges of the white felt.

Begin folding or rolling and gluing the filling pieces. Glue sparingly and toward the center of the pieces, so the glue doesn’t ooze out the ends of the roll. Next, glue the filling pieces to each other.

When glued together, the filling pieces should roughly form a circle.

Glue one end of the white strip to the filling and wait for the glue to set. It should hold securely because we’ll tug on it in the next step.

Wrap the white strip around the fillings, pulling it snugly to form the roll. Keeping the edges aligned, dot underneath the center of the strip as you work. Gently tug to tighten as needed.

Keeping the glue toward the center of the strip, glue the end to secure.

Next, butt the end of the dark green felt strip against the white strip end.

Glue and roll as you did the white strip.

And there you have a sushi roll! Repeat as many times as necessary to fill the container. This next step is totally optional. I created a label by matting the restaurant’s logo from the takeout menu with two coordinating pieces of scrapbooking paper, and a snippet of their gift card holder. Adhere using a tape runner. To complete the gift, I tucked cash underneath the sushi and popped the lid on top.

With or without a label, this gift would be charming tied with with a pretty bow and chopsticks.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. If you make this project, I’d love to see it! Send your pictures to me at arthurized dot home at gmail dot com.

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Real Food Menu for Week of 2.10.2020

We had a busy little weekend with Night to Shine on Friday, followed by a six mile jaunt to the star on Mill Mountain Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon found us puttering around the house, and we wrapped up Arthur Birthday Season on Sunday with a nice lunch for our nephew.

Have you been to a Weaver Street Market? My boss recently discovered this gem in his travels and has been raving about their food bar. He’s now planning his trips so he can eat there. I’ve not visited one yet, but the recipes on their blog caught my eye, so we’re sampling a couple of them this week.

Breakfast:
BLT Breakfast Bake – While we’re not doing Paleo or Whole 30, this protein-packed dish is a great way to start the day! We’ll use half a pack of bacon in this recipe and the rest in the broccoli salad. We buy Hormel Natural or the Never Any uncured hickory bacon from Aldi.
https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2018/09/05/paleo-whole30-blt-breakfast-bake/

Lunch:
Paleo Egg Roll In A Bowl – Nope, still not Paleo, but we love this real food twist on an egg roll. Prepare as is for vegetarian, or add a protein. We like the chicken option. Fresh dianthus blooms are optional!
https://ancestral-nutrition.com/paleo-egg-roll-bowl/

Dinner:

Apple Cider Glazed Salmon – New! I don’t have Lusty Monk mustard on hand (although that name is hilarious!) so I’m using another spicy, stone ground mustard.
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/apple-cider-glazed-salmon/

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry – Yum! We add 1/2 tsp. of garam masala and 1/2 tsp. of curry powder, for a little extra flavor.
https://www.theendlessmeal.com/creamy-coconut-lentil-curry/

Lean Bean Meatballs with Greens n’ Rice – New! This dinner was a pleasant surprise. We made it using ground turkey instead of ground chicken thighs. I thought Mark wouldn’t care for it because he’s not a fan of spice, and the stone ground mustard is pretty hot. He loved it, and rated it a “10”! This meal is going into the regular dinner rotation.
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/lean-bean-meatballs-with-greens-n-rice/

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a warm broccoli salad, but this recipe has become a cool weather favorite.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Snacks:
We’re having carrots and cukes with hummus (Aldi’s organic red pepper hummus is a fav), popcorn, grapes, and bananas.

Treat:
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – We’ll have them on Valentine’s Day with our heart pizza. I like to decorate these using unsweetened, shredded coconut.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chocolate-dipped-strawberries-clean-eating/

Happy Monday! Let’s do this thang!

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Heart Pizza for Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day tradition of eating heart shaped pizza goes back about 35 years in my family. My brother Matt had cystic fibrosis, and sadly, we lost him when he was just 19 years old. Before he passed, he used some of his savings to host a Valentine’s party for our family. Matt requested heart shaped pizzas for our dinner that night. We’ve incorporated this bittersweet tradition into our Valentine’s Day celebrations ever since.

Use a best-loved recipe for the crust, or try this cauliflower crust from stonesoup blog. This one is a favorite because it tastes great, crisps up nicely, and it doesn’t crumble when you pick it up, Just like a conventional slice of pizza, minus all those pesky carbs!

A few notes:
The parmesan in this recipe helps to mask the cauliflower flavor. You could add garlic powder and/or Italian seasonings to the crust for additional subterfuge. I substitute ground flax seed for the psyllium husks, just because I usually have the flax seed on hand. I haven’t prepared this using frozen riced cauliflower. If you try it, please let me know how that worked for you. Here’s how I make this easy, low-carb meal:

Preheat the oven to 350° and rice the cauliflower in a food processor. To a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower, almond flour, finely grated parmesan, salt and flax seed meal.

Stir to thoroughly blend the dry ingredients. Then add the eggs.

Stir until the mixture holds it’s shape when combined. If it is too wet, add a little more almond flour.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Press the crust into a heart shape, about 1/2″ thick.

Making pizza sauce is easy and inexpensive. I like to make my own, because jarred sauces tend to be full of sugar.

To make sauce, I mix tomato paste with garlic, basil, oregano and mixed Italian spices. Add water to thin, a few tablespoons at a time and whisk until it is a spreadable consistency.

Bake the crust for 30-40 minutes or until it is golden brown. Watch for browning around the edges.

Spread the sauce on the crust and add toppings of your choice.

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and pop it back into the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melty and gorgeous. Mine usually takes 8 minutes.

This crust freezes well. Take it through the pre-bake step and then wrap it for the freezer. And there you have it, our heart pizza tradition for Valentine’s Day!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Go out? Stay in? Do you have Valentine’s traditions? Whatever you’re doing, make it fun!

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Let’s Have a Crafternoon – Washi Food Picks

Washi picks are a fun way to dress up party foods and baked goods. This easy DIY project is perfect for crafting with kids; and quick enough to make for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve got twenty minutes, you can craft a set of food picks.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Washi tape – I like to keep an assortment of widths, styles, colors and patterns on hand. (You never know when a crafting emergency will strike.)
  • Round wood toothpicks (lollipop sticks would work as sandwich picks)
  • Scissors

Optional supplies:

To make the flags, cut washi strips into approximately 3″ lengths. Carefully line up the ends of the tape so that the long sides are flush. Don’t worry about the ends, we’ll trim them later. Press the tape together until you are about .25″ from the center fold. Slide the toothpick into the fold and line the top of the pick with the top of the tape. Press to seal.

Without creasing the tape, gently fold the fly end of the flag from top to bottom. Snip the tape at an angle into the center to create the “v” shape.

There are so many ways to customize these by varying the flag shapes and sizes. Add a tiny pom pom to the top of the toothpick to create a little finial.

Valentine’s Day

Create a double flag by combining narrow washi tapes.

So cute for Christmas!

Washi picks are not just for dressing up sweets and treats. They are equally cute on finger sandwiches and sliders. Gift a pack of handmade washi flags to a friend who loves to bake.

For more creative ways to dress up food, go here.

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Real Food Menu for Week of 2.2.2020

We’re knee-deep in Arthur Birthday Season and had a super fun weekend of birthday prep and visiting with family. Pa Kettle has suddenly decided to be coy about his age, so he’s just telling folks that he is “forty-four more or less”.

With a busy weekend in the rear-view mirror and an even busier week ahead, we’re going back to the basics with several stand-by recipes. I’m excited to try the new recipe for Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes.

Birthday boy!

Breakfast:

PBJ Overnight Oats – This tasty breakfast fuels our mornings with the familiar flavors of a PBJ sandwich.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
The Bomb Paleo Chili – This recipe is a great way to get more veggies into your picky eater, especially if you grate them before cooking. (The veggies, not the picky eater.) We happen to like our veg, so no need for trickery. Don’t forget the special ingredient, cocoa powder. Delicious!
http://jennlosesit.com/the-bomb-paleo-chili/

Dinner:

Marinated Salmon with Garlic and Herbs – We love this simple supper and serve it over garlic and herb cauliflower rice, which Aldi carries in the freezer section.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Double Baked Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/these-double-baked-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potatoes/

Chicken Pineapple Curry – So yum! Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice.
https://www.5dollardinners.com/chicken-pineapple-curry/

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – New Recipe! Pa Kettle shared this recipe with me. No, he didn’t make it. He received it in the mail and thought I would like it. It’s very similar to the Convert Kale Salad that we crave on a regular basis.
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds/

Bowl of Doom – We’ll use up the rest of those sweet potatoes in this dish. This protein-packed Paleo dish would be equally good as a vegetarian meal, minus the beef.
http://www.vicariouslypaleo.com/bowl-of-doom/

Treat:
Superhero Muffins: Shalane Flanagan’s recipe packs a load of healthy ingredients into one muffin. This old favorite is doing double duty as fuel for training runs as well as the occasional treat. These freeze well, so I made a double batch.
https://runfasteatslow.com/blogs/news/superhero-muffins

Have a great week, Superheroes!

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Real Food Dips for the Super Bowl

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a thing about football. Truly. First down, blah, blah, offside, yada, yada. After twenty five years of marriage, I still don’t understand the game and it’s not for Mr. Arthurized Home’s lack of explanation. Bless him.

I can still enjoy the pageantry of the Super Bowl, though right? All the pre-game hoopla, tasty snacks and funny commercials. Now that I think of it, the commercials have been pretty lackluster the past few years. Love it, anyway. What better chance to spend an evening with friends and share some delicious eats?

Since you’re gonna need snacks, they might as well be tasty and healthy. Here are some (mostly) real food dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl get-together epic. All of these recipes are found here, I’ve detailed the changes that I made where applicable.

Honey Mustard Dip – Serve with fresh veggies and pretzels. This one is super quick, five minutes and you’re done!

Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip – Go a little easy on the garlic, if you’re not a fan. I used fresh dill and about 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Serve with fresh veggies.

Buffalo Chicken Dip – So good! I think the 1/4 cup of hot sauce is perfect, add more if you love heat and don’t need those taste buds. This dip is great with celery sticks or as a spread for crackers.

Southwestern Black Bean Dip – I used a red bell pepper for that pop of color, and doubled the chili powder and lime juice. Serve with cucumber slices or tortilla chips. We like Late July or Simple Truth Organic, but any clean brand of chips will do the job.

Apple Cottage Cheese – I enjoy a good apple and cheese combo, but Mark wasn’t a fan of this one until it was blended smooth. Now he loves it. I doubled the cinnamon at his request.

Whether you’re a rabid fan or casual watcher of “game ball” as our niece called it when she was little, I hope your weekend is filled with friends, fun and oh yeah, football!

For other healthy and delicious dips, check out this post.

The cute football field towel is by Stonewall Kitchen and I found it here.

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