KISS: Keep It Simple Silly

This week (and really about the previous month or so) has been all about simple eats that I can throw together.  With all the housing excitement, I’ve just not been in the mood to plan, shop, or prepare complicated meals.  Speaking of housing, we are 4 days away from our apartment move-in and 1 week away from closing on our home (bye bye first place!).  We are moving into a tiny beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the Town Center area of Virginia Beach.  We are so urban.  Not really.  Although this place has nice amenities and little perks like a complimentary coffee bar, I have a feeling that everyone involved (including dog) will be ecstatic to say goodbye to apartment living in favor of a new home.  With all this excitement, I think the need for simple meals will continue.  Here’s a few we have enjoyed recently…

Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Buns

I NEVER buy treats like this typically.  Needless to say, the Mr. was way excited about these on Sunday morning.  They were so easy, and the guys just loved them.  I had peanut butter oats for breakfast but enjoyed one later for a treat.  

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P.S.  Notice our super cool “TRUCK!” disposable plates!

Oven-Roasted Potatoes

I cut these up, drizzled olive oil, and sprinkled fresh herbs before popping in the oven.  These will really satisfy that craving for salty foods without adding in the fried component.  

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Eggplant Pizzas

My sister told me how her mother-in-law to-be cooked up some yummy eggplant pizzas, and I just knew I had to try.  I really liked them!  The Mr. admitted they were “good” but that each bite must have a pepperoni on it.  Top it off…Holden loved them!  Winning!  I just sliced up 1 eggplant, made my pizza sauce using a pizza spice herb mix added to 1 can diced, drained tomatoes, sprinkled on shredded mozzarella, and dealt out some pepperonis!  Into the oven until browned slightly and there you go!  

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Fair Warning:  The texture is not crispy in the least.  A little mushy but I was okay with it.  

Treats in the Mail

My mom sent Holden some sweet spring treats, and I also got a few.  I snacked on this energy bar today as I was driving around.  Sometimes, pre made energy is just necessary!  A sweet co-worker kindly brought me a tea as a pick-me-up after reading about my challenging weekend.  So thankful for people who take the time out of their day to make others feel cared for.  Thanks!  🙂

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Question:  What are your favorite simple meals?  What do you have to have in your meals…a meat…bread?  For me, it’s greens!  I almost always have to have a green vegetable.  I know cauliflower is good, but it just ins’t green!

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