If you have a little sister, you know they’re ALWAYS in your stuff.
Well, now mine is in my blog.
My adorable little baby sister, Madison, moved out to San Diego and in with Vegas and me two years ago. Then she met some silly boy (the one who ate all my ice cream) who moved her back to the southeast.
Seriously though, we like the boy and we are glad she’s happy. I’m also a little smirky that she’s eating yogurt for lunch rather than one of the lunches I packed her, complete with a note on the napkin. Can you believe she left that?! Me either.
The Baby wanted to be a blogger today, so I told her to have at it. Honestly… it’s less work for me. She actually DOES make really good chili.
Without further adieu, here’s Madi’s #WIAW. Be sure to link up to Jenn’s WIAW baby at the bottom!
Hey! As Laura mentioned, I am her baby sister, Madison. I live all the way in Birmingham, AL (as of recently). With the big move from San Diego to Birmingham, also brought along a new job. I do digital marketing for a plastic surgeon here in Birmingham, which has proven to keep me very busy. (Editor’s note: and hopefully out of trouble!)
I am a BIG fan of routine, so as long as my weekly routines stay relatively the same, I am a happy camper. In order to make my crazy weeks stay (somewhat) sane, my boyfriend and I go to the grocery store every Sunday and then prep all veggies and get meals ready for the week. This means chopping all onions, peppers, jalapenos, and anything used in recipes for weeknight meals. So, with that being said, this my #WIAW….
I am a HUGE fan of breakfast.
- 1 egg and 2 egg whites scrambled with chopped peppers, onions, and spinach
- 1 slice of Dave’s Killer Bread – this stuff is great because it is only 60 calories and I get my bread fix 🙂
- 2 Applegate peppered turkey sausage links
- 2 sliced strawberries
My whole life, I have always woken up starving (Laura can attest this) so I always eat a pretty large breakfast to get my day going. I also love waking up at least 2-3 hours before work so that I can workout, shower, and make a hearty breakfast before my work day gets started! Prepping for the week usually helps my mornings go a little more smooth.
Editor’s note: YES. She has to eat as soon as she wakes up or she can’t 💩.
Honestly, today, I really only had time for a Wallaby Organic blueberry greek yogurt with some walnuts…. Wish could tell you I ate something else – ha! Usually, I try to make a salad the night before that usually has tons of veggies/fruit and rotisserie chicken with an apple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing.
Editor’s note: to pick up her slack, check out my eggs.
Remember that chimichurri sauce I made a couple nights ago? It’s really good on an omelette too. 🍳 With sriracha. And a spinach salad with blueberries. #strangebutgood… hey, I crave what I crave! 😂 What weird breakfast combos do you crave? . . . . Psssst… I’m going to be posting an IG-only giveaway later today. Check back! 🎁
I had turkey chili going on the crockpot all day so that when I came home it was ready to go for dinner.
Not going to lie, it was the best batch of chili I have ever made, my boyfriend even approved – which is huge! (Editor’s note: true story – the boy is picky.) It’s a warm, spicy dish that’s especially perfect when there’s snow on the ground outside. I use ground turkey rather than beef to make it a bit leaner, and to get my protein in.
Crockpot Turkey Chili
- 1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey breast
- 1 chopped onion
- 3 (10 oz) cans of Rotel (I used the Whole Foods version – petite diced tomatoes with jalapeño and cilantro)
- 1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce
- 1 (4 oz.) can of hot diced green chiles
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can cannellini beans
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can kidney beans
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans
- 2 T chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
- 2 T Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 red or green bell pepper
- 1 ham bone….this is the secret sauce!
- Brown turkey, onion, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Transfer to the crockpot with the beans, chiles, Rotel, tomato sauce, tomato paste, peppers, chili powder, cumin, ham bone and sugar.
- Cook on high for 6-8 hours or low 8-12
- Garnish with toppings of your choice! I personally love avocado and some shredded cheese
Hope you enjoy it!
One more thing (this is Laura). I’m gauging interest for a 21 Day Jump Start in January. Click this link to answer 4 EASY questions if you’d be interested!
Don’t you wish you were still 26?!
Are you close to your siblings as adults? I miss having Madi here with us!