Monday, September 1, 2014
Happy September, you guyssss!! September makes me happy for a couple of reasons:
1. Growing up, it meant school started. I loved school when I was growing up, and I love working at one, now. Everything. The environment, the excitement, the colors, the energy, and the kids. Ohhh the kids crack me up. Love, love, love my job.
2. September is when my oldest kid was born. YOU GUYS, he's going to be EIGHT! #imanoldlady
3. September = autumn. Autumn = sweaters. I'm so excited to wear sweaters and not sweat profusely at work. I just. love. sweaters.
4. I saved the best for last. Well, not really, my kid's the best, but the thing I'm actually excited about (certainly not that my sweet, squishy, giggly little baby is almost as tall as I am because you guys, that is NOT COOL...). You guys. Comfort food is officially IN SEASON!
I love cooking comforting food like my chicken soup and chili, and now I have a new one for ya - this is definitely one of those warm-your-belly types of recipes, good for chilly autumn days (even though "chilly" to Arizonans is like, 70 degrees). Its a little spicy, but totally avoidable if you're not into spice (just omit the peppers).