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What’s New in KERF Land

Right here’s a this + that recap of what’s new in KERF Land!

What’s New in KERF Land

How are you guys doing? We simply completed plenty of soggy days in a row, and I’m wanting ahead to some fall sunshine once more! Our large yard tree is beginning to flip yellow too. (I used to be actually about to kind “I really like September!” till I noticed September is lengthy gone! Ha!) 

Right here’s what’s new in our world. 

What’s New In Romance

For our anniversary, Thomas and I made a decision to do a day date. TGF academics! We’re grateful to have the flexibleness in our work to have the ability to take an extended lunch. I want we may do that extra whereas the boys have been in class. 

Our vacation spot was the new-ish Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery in Crozet. The views on the prime of the mountain have been breathtaking. 

Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery in Crozet

Stunning Virginia!

Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery in Crozet | Whats New in KERF Land Beer + Wine Flight at the mountain | Whats New in KERF Land

Beer + Wine Flight

We tried all 4 beers that they had for sampling. I surprisingly beloved the brown ale. I’ve been throughout IPAs for the previous few years and forgot how a lot I really like amber or brown ale within the fall. The wines have been fairly good too. The Cab Franc was my favourite of the 4 we shared. 

Beer + Wine Flight Virginia | Whats New in KERF Land

Cheese Board

We shared a cheese board and a pizza for lunch. Each have been simply OK….

Cheese Board

And to be trustworthy, I used to be not a fan of the pizza crust. I used to be additionally not a fan of the unmasked workers who greeted us on the door and served meals. With delta going round, I feel all meals service workers ought to put on a masks and we felt very uncomfortable. So whereas the views have been nice and I hate to be essential, I’d say there’s room for enchancment on the service aspect. 

whole pizza

Dinner by Candlelight

Since we have been residence for dinner, we waited till we put Birch to sleep and ready a Blue Apron dinner collectively! Sautéed kale, roasted potatoes, and crispy baked rooster. (Mazen was subsequent door watching an outside film – see Child Land beneath!)

Dinner by Candlelight | Whats New in KERF Land

What’s New In Meals

Blue Apron lately launched Heat & Eat meals. The meals are single serving, come refrigerated, and are prepared within the microwave in lower than 5 minutes.

Blue Apron Heat & Eat meals | Whats New in KERF Land

I likened them to re-heating leftovers that we had, and thought it was simply as scrumptious as one thing cooked from scratch! You may add them on to any meal plan – say when you have a sports activities night time at your own home while you usually may get quick meals or eat cereal for dinner. Try all of the deets here

Heat & Eat meals | Whats New in KERF Land

Additionally within the warmth and eat class are the brand new Daily Harvest Harvest Bowls. In contrast to the Blue Apron meals that are refrigerated and have to be eaten in 5 days or so, these bowls come frozen so you possibly can maintain them readily available longer for surprising sports activities nights or when one thing retains you from cooking what you had deliberate. Or like me, while you come residence from vacay with a very empty fridge and would usually get takeout. You may rise up to $40 off Daily Harvest while you combine and match meals from smoothies to flatbreads to ice cream here.

The Candy Potato and Wild Rice Hash bowl was nice – warming and filling. 

Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Hash bowl

Return of Tempeh

I used to eat tempeh on a regular basis and for some cause haven’t thought of it in ages. I picked up a package deal and sautéed it in my All the time Pan for lunch sooner or later, calmly seasoned with soy sauce. SO GOOD over a salad!! I really like its texture. 

Tempeh | Whats New in KERF Land

Little Chef

I reduce spicy peppers with an excellent sharp knife whereas he slices banana with a spreader. 

slices banana with a spreader

A few our yummy Blue Apron meals of late: 

Beef, rice and zucchini bowls –

Beef, rice and zucchini bowls | Whats New in KERF Land

Miso butter steaks with bok choy and carrot rice –

Miso butter steaks with bok choy and carrot rice | Whats New in KERF Land

Pita Dinner 3 Methods

This dinner was purported to be served gyro type. Right here is Thomas’s pita, which he folded in half and ate like a taco!

Pita Dinner 3 Ways

I desire to eat with a fork once I can, so I made a gyro bowl as an alternative and loved my pita on the aspect. (THAT SAUCE THO!)

Pita Dinner 3 Ways

And right here is salad #2 that I had the following night time!!

Pita Dinner with salad

Household Inexperienced Smoothie

About half the times of the week we make big inexperienced smoothies for the entire fam. The substances are often a lot of banana, milk, vanilla protein, spinach, and typically peanut butter. The youngsters love them, and it certain makes an environment friendly breakfast once we all have the identical factor! 

Family Green Smoothie

Family Green Smoothie in mason jar

Waffles on the Weekend

Thomas made his dad’s well-known waffles from scratch. I had mine topped with Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt!

Waffles on the Weekend

What’s New In Child Land

Chilly mornings, heat afternoons! I by no means know what to put on lately. 

birch standing

Household Putt Putt Outing

And all of us packed raincoats on today, however made it by means of putt-putt and not using a drop! 

Family Putt Putt Outing

Household Dinner at Brazos

One of the best tacos! And chips. And queso! 

Family Dinner at Brazos

Neighborhood Film Night time 

Our neighbors arrange a display screen and projector and invited all the children over to observe a film of their yard. What an important pandemic exercise!

Neighborhood Movie Night 

Go Determine

B LOVES puzzles and did all of those by himself whereas buzzing songs from faculty. He’s so hilarious and sensible!! (notice the items which have gotten chewed by canines or beloved too onerous…)

Birch with puzzles

Baseball Fam

We’re fairly the baseball household each Saturday. Video games are often round 11, so we pack a picnic for B and have to depart in one in all two automobiles midway by means of to get residence for nap. I don’t understand how households of three,4,5 youngsters do it!?

baseball family

B isn’t actually into baseball a lot – he prefers to play vehicles within the filth, try the garden care automobiles, or play on the close by playground, so T and I’ve to commerce off who “will get” to take a seat and watch Mazen play! His staff is getting a bit of bit higher every week. 

playing trucks in the dirt

Mentioned garden care car : ) 

lawn care vehicle

New Sleep Sacks

Birch LOVES his sleep sack, and we love Kyte Baby! I picked up two extra at Inexperienced Bean Child Boutique right here on the town as a result of we’re having some points with pungent diapers within the morning and want to clean them extra usually. These are each 18-36 month measurement and 1.0 tog. So so gentle! 

Kyte Baby Sleep Sacks

What’s New With Me?

Constructing our basement fitness room was the perfect resolution EVER. I’m loving it a lot and stay up for the cheerful vibrant house. Additionally: Peloton was additionally the perfect funding. We’ve gotten our cash’s price 10x. I do bike bootcamps 99% of the time lately so I get a combo of energy and biking. And I really like the number of bike – energy – bike – energy. I persist with half-hour once I’m busy and 45 on extra open days. Enjoyable truth: I’ve but to do a 60 minute Peloton class! I don’t understand how I used to do hour group ex lessons on a regular basis. 45 is the perfect. 

basement fitness room

New mums on the porch!! I don’t look after yellow, so yellow mums are on my don’t purchase record! Purple + orange are the perfect Halloween combo anyhow. Subsequent up: pumpkins!

Whats New in KERF Land | New mums on the porch

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