Ahhh. My class was rowdy and chatty today, and it feels nice to be sitting in a quite house right now.

I couldn’t sleep last night AT ALL. I woke up every hour and finally decided at 4am that it was worthless to be lying in bed. (Surprisingly, I wasn’t tired today, and I’m excited to sleep like a baby tonight.) So at 4am, I started off with level 3 of the 30 day shred, and then a green monster.

The Standard: 1 cup frozen spinach, ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup fresh raspberries, 1 scoop protein powder, ½ cup almond milk, 2 cups water. Keeps me full alllllll morning.

Oh yeah, and last night Meeker asked me (while I was making a mondo batch of chili – more on that later) if I would make him some cookies. Let me tell you – that boy NEVER asks for sweets, and I love baking. So I jumped at the chance to break out the butter and sugar. I left the last batch on the counter to cool, and when I woke up this morning…there were 4 left. I love him – eating cookies late into the night.

At lunctime, I had some chili over a sweet potato. It was a delightful combination.

And this to drink…loved it.

Oh yeah, and these at snacktime.

After school and a staff meeting, I came home to make some cornbread to go along with that big batch of chili I made yesterday.

Boxed mix. I’m a cheater.

After these muffins came out of the oven, I packaged them up and took them (along with the chili) over to the family of a former student who is going through a rough time right now. Food is my love language.

I made a double batch last night – half for us, half for the family. There was bison, green peppers, onions, all kinds of beans, tomatoes…the usual.

And then came home to make dinner for US tonight!

Sweet Potato Fritters

Served with kale chips. (Kale drizzled with evoo, sprinkled with salt/garlic powder and baked for 15 minutes at 425*)

In the 3rd grade world…

We celebrated our first birthday of the year today.

These cookies are the most popular food in elementary school since pb&j sandwiches. I see more of these “birthday cookies” than cupcakes. Personally, I think they’re unpleasant – and that’s coming from a major cookie lover. Mine went in the trash can after school.

Thoughts on these cookies? Love or hate? I know Meeker LOVES them (as do 99% of the 8 year olds I know).




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