Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

We love love love overnight oats! Mix ingredients, refrigerate and breakfast is waiting for you the next morning.  Make a big batch and you have breakfast for the WHOLE week.  Since we can't get enough pumpkin this time of year, we had to make a seasonal version.  Its deliciousness is not to be denied! Plus it's super healthy and the kids can help you make it, what's better than that?

Serves 2 young kids

1 cup yogurt
3/4 cup of milk
3/4 cup of oats
1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
Drizzle all natural maple syrup or honey to taste
Add raisins, fruit or chopped nuts for extra texture and deliciousness
Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate overnight. Eat cold. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall at the Farm- Creating Lil Foodies

Even if you have to travel a great distance to get to your nearest farm – we promise that a trip this fall will not disappoint.  Whether your little ones are into picking apples, getting lost in a corn maze, or guessing the pumpkin’s weight - your family will have a blast!  Let your kids explore, get a little dirty and pick out a vegetable or two to bring home and taste. We're always looking for opportunities to remind kids that food doesn't come from a store or factory. And let's face it, nothing beats farm life in the fall!

These are some pics from this weekend that are from our local farm which hosted a fantastic harvest festival and really got us in the 'October' spirit. All the produce looked amazing and we can't wait to start celebrating the fall season with our new pumpkins!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pork Tenderloin, Fast Weeknight Meal

We have both been on a pork tenderloin kick recently and it has made a welcomed upgrade to our weeknight dinner repertoires.  This cut of meat has a lot going for it- it is lean, not too pricey, and cooks quickly in the oven.  Leftovers are great for tacos or a stir fry, too. We like to marinade ours for as little as 30 minutes before putting it in the oven.  Pork is great for taking on loads of delicious flavors.

1 pork tenderloin
1/2- 3/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon brown mustard
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 sprig rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

1. Marinade the pork tenderloin in a large tupperware or zip top bag, leave in the fridge for 30 minutes (or up to 3 hours).

2. Preheat the oven at 350.  Place pork (without excess juices) on a greased pan in the oven for 35 minutes. 

3. Check internal temperature for anywhere between 145-165, depending on how you like it. Stick back in the oven if it needs more time. 

4. Allow pork to rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before slicing.