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Our Mini Linky Party | Week 167

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

After a pretty emotional week, Adam and I are finally in a better place. 

I can't go into details about it because it's my own personal story to tell, but this week we were challenged with some pretty heavy stuff. I mean, real 'adulting' at its worst! But, we're staying positive and hoping for the best!

We shared earlier this week on Instagram how we had a happy hour date at-home, and we got to enjoy a delicious charcuterie board that was so easy to throw together but it would have probably cost us a pretty penny if we went out to a restaurant and ordered one just like it. Our date night was very much needed and a nice break from all of the challenges we faced this week. We enjoyed some amazing deli meats and cheeses, which as of late, make up a lot of our diet!

We are slowly reducing the amount of bread and pasta we eat in our diet, and adapting ourselves more into a keto-centric diet. Adam has done a lot of research on ketosis, how it works, and the benefits he will get from a ketogenic diet and after a lot of deliberation, research, and conversations we agreed it was time to make some changes to our diet as we approach our thirties (he's already there, but I still have 9 more months until I hit the big 3-0!) This weekend, we're going on a few more date nights and then really buckling down and getting back to business this upcoming week (be sure to watch our Instagram stories this weekend to see all the fun we have planned for our weekend date nights coming up!) 

"Bring the Heat" Game Day Chicken Nachos

Enjoy this pile of tortilla chips loaded with salsa, queso, jalapeƱo, and breaded chicken! This game day approved recipe will have you ready for the big games this March. Thank you to Foster Farms for sponsoring this post.

This March, we'll be enjoying delicious game day snacks while we watch basketball and root for our Arizona team! Last year, Arizona State University basketball didn't do quite as well as we had hoped, and it looks like this year we may be in the same boat but we will be enjoying watching the games regardless if ASU does well or not. Because at the end of the day, win or lose, we'll still have game day snacks!

There's no denying one of the best parts of game day is the food! Whether it's for football or basketball, we can get behind some friendly competition if it involves something cheesy, packed with heat, and tastes like a winning combination of flavor. 

Make game time snacking a slam dunk with these game day chicken nachos that pack just enough heat! Made with spicy queso cheese, salsa, jalapeƱos, tortilla chips and Foster Farms Crispy Strips of chicken, this easy and delicious nacho recipe is layered with flavor and a great way to bring your snack game up a notch this March for game day!

One Pan Muffuletta Chicken

During our first trip to New Orleans, we enjoyed so many amazing new dishes and snacks including the classic muffuletta sandwich. This flavorful, easy-to-make one pan muffuletta chicken recipe inspired by NOLA's favorite sandwich was developed in partnership with Musco Family Olives--this recipe takes us right back to the Big Easy!

Coming back from our trip to New Orleans, Adam and I were blown away by just how incredible the food was in NOLA. We had heard that they had yummy food down there, but we were just not prepared for how delicious all of our meals would be and the incredible flavors they enjoy that we don't often get to have here in the Southwest. 

We tried many New Orleans staples and sampled a bounty of different foods for the first time. We ventured off the beaten path and explored a little bit outside of the French Quarter, and then we spent a lot of time checking out every recommended restaurant around the corner from Bourbon Street and did end up checking out so many spots in the French Quarter, too. 

Among the foods we tried in the French Quarter, one that stood out was muffuletta! 

Although we've tried some of the sandwich shops in the valley that have muffuletta on their menu, they just do not taste quite as good as the authentic muffuletta we had down in New Orleans. Since then, we've had an idea to use some of our favorite ingredients from traditional muffuletta and pack it into a one-pan chicken recipe that we can easily prepare on a weeknight (and with every bite, it takes me right back to our adventure exploring the French Quarter during Mardi Gras!) 

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 166

Good morning!

I have been tidying up around the house this morning and plan to play catch up on some more chores as well as do a bit of decorating for St. Patrick's Day! 

Last week, I got this gorgeous gift shipment of silk flowers from Commercial Silk that are really tying our decor together with some of the decorations we have set up in our home already. They were kind enough to send me this beautiful, white Cymbidium Orchid artificial plant to help us bring some foliage into our place! There are a lot of different plants we like on their website and the quality of these faux flowers is really high, so I am thinking next time I want to stock up on some artificial plants I'll be looking at the ones from Commercial Silk! I'm so glad they sent me these as a gift, because now I know how great they are and can stock up on more as I continue decorating our home!

After I finish cleaning our house and decorating for the upcoming holiday, I am planning on taking some time away from the computer to unwind and enjoy these last few weeks of cooler Phoenix weather!