December 2017

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editIt feels like I just wrote a post for December 2016. This year has flown by more than any other! But man, oh man has it provided a lot of changes that I have loved! God is so good. 

What we’re eating this week:We’re eating my Homemade Granola for breakfast and snacks this week. My chili is also on the menu this week. 🙂


What I’m reminiscing about:We’re planning another trip and it has the travel bug is hitting me hard!

What I’m loving:

Christmas right around the corner and a few days off work to relax! 🙂 I know I posted this last year but it applies. 😉 

What we’ve been up to:

We find out if Baby Spring a boy or girl on Tuesday! We are so, so antsy! Votes anyone? 😉

                                                                       

What I’m dreading:

Nothing. 

What I’m working on:

Wrapping Christmas gifts! I’ve had most gifts since summer but waited extra long to wrap them this year. I love this wrapping paper and tying it with this twine and gift tag!

What I’m excited about:Baby Spring is obviously on the forefront of my mind and I’m so thankful and excited!

What I’m watching/reading:

If you don’t own any of these, you should. Click on the image to purchase them. 🙂

I’ve been reading the book Mama Natural and loving it!

What I’m listening to:

Obviously a modge-podge of music but Christmas has trumped it all…especially with the N*Sync throwback. 🙂 

What I’m wearing: Both of these sweaters I plan on wearing when I’m not pregnant. They are extremely comfortable! You can find the black one here and the grey one here!

What I’m doing this weekend:

CHRISTMAS EVERYTHING!

What I’m looking forward to next month:A possible snow day and the coziness of it all. As long as I can sit inside and watch it, I’m good to go! 🙂

What else is new:

Just trying to soak up the holiday season as much as possible! 

What’s Up Wednesday recaps:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

Spinach Dip and Homemade Bread

Spinach Dip and Homemade Bread--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com Spinach Dip and Homemade Bread--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.comSpinach Dip and Homemade Bread--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com This dip and bread have been a staple at every single Christmas since I could get my hands in the kitchen. It’s mouth watering, addicting, my go-to appetizer and a HUGE hit! It is extremely easy and you’ll look like you slaved all day. 😉 It is the perfect appetizer for the holiday season!Spinach Dip and Homemade Bread--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com Spinach Dip and Homemade Bread--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com


Spinach Dip ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (16 oz) Stonyfield Plain Organic Greek Yogurt
  • 1 (1.8 oz) package dry leek soup
  • 1 10 oz. package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained)


What to do: 

In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Easy peasy.


 


Homemade Bread ingredients: 

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Stonyfield Plain Organic Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

What to do: 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix egg and yogurt together. Add the egg and yogurt mixture to the flour mixture. Gradually add butter and mix until moistened. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Cut into cubes for serving!


*As a Stonyfield blogger ambassador, I am being compensated for this post. However, the thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you!*

Friday Favorites: Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is so close I can feel it! Despite feeling semi up and down this week, it has been so nice to end the week with Christmas movies and a free weekend ahead. 🙂

Need some last minute stocking stuffers/gifts with Christmas only a few sleeps away? I have you covered! Just click the image below! I am so grateful for all of you! Have a great weekend!


                                                              

 

Spinach and Pear Salad

Spinach and Pear Salad- Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com Spinach and Pear Salad- Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com Spinach and Pear Salad- Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com Spinach and Pear Salad- Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.com‘Tis the season of pears (and a gazillion fruit baskets!) But in all honesty, the sugar intake has been a little higher than normal lately over here. That being said, a clean and healthy salad is exactly what I’ve been needing. Plus, the flavors make for an ideal side at any Holiday party. Did I mention that is take about five minutes to prepare? 🙂


Ingredients:


3 cups spinach

About 1 pear (cut into cubes)

2/3 cup crumbled feta

2/3 cup sliced almonds

Dressing:

1 tsp EVOO

1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar

S & P to taste



What to do:

Place spinach in a medium sized bowl. Top with pear, feta, and slivered almonds. In a mason jar, create dressing and shake well. Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately. Enjoy! 🙂

*Serves two.*