Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holy Mole

Hi Ya'll!  I hope you are ready for a killer Thursday!  We're almost done for the week!
I've decided that I will have to perfect my chili recipe until I release it to the public.  It was a little thicker than I planned.  Here it is in case you are interested:

I went to the gym last night and ran an easy 2 miles @ 11 minutes per mile and did some uphill walking for kicks.  I am enjoying some of this tea and brought it to work with me:

It's new to me, and from the Mother Ship.  I love the jasmine flavor/scent.  It makes me feel like I'm walking through a fairy forest, or what that would be like if I could.  Plus, it was only $2- score!
For lunch, I'm bringing one of my new soups!  The lovely folks at Campbell's  sent me this cool package and I will do a full review later.

Along with the soup I'm also having some of my mole-inspired butternut squash:

It's just squash with chili powder, cinnamon, and um...unsweetened cocoa. I think I have finally found a way to incorporate chocolate into every meal.  I feel a new blogger challenge coming.

I used the adorable unsweetened cocoa powder above.

Finally, I want to wish my beautiful sister-in-law a Happy 25th Birthday!  

She's been such a great support system for me and I have known her since I was 16, likely embarassing myself many times in front of her and she still talks to me!  She is an amazing mom to little Ben and I'm so glad to have her as a big part of our crazy family!  Happy Birthday Tania!

13 comments:

Mari said...

Feliz Cumpleaño to your sis in law =)

Missy said...

Love what you did with the butternut squash! Happy Birthday to your sis!

findinghappinessandhealth said...

im lovin the container for the tj's unsweetened cocoa powder..cute! haha and yummy eats :)

xoxo
shelley

Abby's Vegan Eats said...

Happy b-day to your sis in law.. she is beautiful!!

Love the squash concoction.. I bet it tasted so flavorful! :)

*Naomi* said...

happy bday to your sis and law!!! YUMMY chili...one of my favorite comfort foods!

Katie ♥ said...

Ok i need to try my butternut squash that way!! YUM!! Yes my son used to LOVE WWE, he was obsessed actually but not anymore, he just likes to do the moves, lol! I was actually in WWE Magaine in 07 and 08 as A Hottest Fan, I had a full page pic, my son was so excited as you can imagine, this is when he loved WWE, lol! Hope you are great!!

Sophia said...

WOW!!! I love that mole! That is pretty creative!

Happy birthday to your dear sis in law!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What a sweet package to get in the mail! Looking forward to the review!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Awe.... Ben is so cute!

Tania Ballesteros Lerner said...

Wow! Not only do I get thoughtful and sweet birthday wishes from my sis, I also get them from all her fellow bloggers! Thank you so much!! And thanks for knocking 10 years off my real age, but let's not tell anyone :)
That mole recipe looks yummy, Mole is my favorite Mexican Dish, I think I'll order some tomorrow - Can't wait to celebrate with you and Mike! See you then!

Gina said...

Aww, your nephew is so adorable.
I love the idea of chocolate at every meal, I'm in!

Anne Marie said...

Happy birthday to your sister-in-law! That chili looks awesome!!

eatingmachine said...

haha i was planning to hit up trader joes today and now i MUST so i can have that cocoa tin!