Monday, October 29, 2012

Skinny cooking & Pumpkin Carving!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope y'all had a nice relaxing fall weekend! We sure did. We spent Friday night at home relaxing after a long work day. On Saturday, the husband and I decided that we wanted to get a jump on Christmas shopping this year instead of waiting til mid-December to start rounding up everyone's gifts and getting overwhelmed. Andrew took me to breakfast then we shopped around town, mostly getting gift ideas for family/friends (I think that's a good first step) and quickly deciding we'll probably be online shopping for everything. Much easier! After shopping and grocery shopping, the rest of Saturday included rest, working out, and I made this amazing, delicious, skinny (lo-cal/healthy) recipe: Chicken pot pie soup! Yep, that's right! Here's what it looked like:

You can find the recipe here! It's basically A LOT of veggies and chicken! It's healthy AND tastes great! Andrew said it'll definitely become a staple in our house!
On Sunday, we devoted half the day to rest, cleaning, and cathcing up on Walking Dead. We went for a nice bike ride around town, took a coffee break, and headed up for yummy roast! (It cooked in the crockpot all day so our house smelled amazing!) After dinner, we carved pumpkins with our neighbors, which is progress from last year!( Last year, we both bought pumpkins and let them sit at our houses and never got around to carving them!) So here's a photo dump of the carving process!
Blank canvas!
The husbands cutting the tops out!
pardon the no makeup/weekend look: me pulling out the guts!

so attractive...not...
battery powered pumpkin carver! it cut the time in 1/2! sadly it died after one use!
Our finished product! "H" for our last name :)
Our neighbors did a "T" for their last name and we put them outside of our doorway!
So there ya have it! That's our weekend in a nutshell. Clearly we are some of the most exciting young married couples ever ;) I honestly live for the weekends that are low key, relaxing, and productive because then there are the weekends we are out of town, and going constantly that are exhausting. Here's the another productive week! How was y'alls weekend spent??


  1. The chicken pot pie is delicious!!! Those pumpkins look so awesome! We have yet to make ours!

  2. I still have a pumpkin in my room that I need to finish! ;) LOL I have one glittered up and the other is waiting for me to Chevron it. ;) Want to help?? LOL Soup looks yummy!!