Friday Favourites #1: 10.03.14

Happy first Friday of October! Fall is officially here on the west coast and I am loving it! I have been super busy with work lately but thought I would join Heather at Housewife Glamour for my Friday Favourites this week!

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  • Candy Cards
    This past weekend was Travis’ birthday! He was away on his actual birthday and we haven’t even gone out to celebrate yet but hopefully we will this weekend! He is a candy-aholic so I made him this candy candy card as one of his gifts! He loved it! I got the idea off of Pinterest and while we don’t have the best candy names in Canada compared to the US, I made do with what I could find!

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(Sorry for the terrible picture quality)

  • Crunching Fall Leaves
    Fall is here and I love the sound of leaves crunching as I walk. Pretty soon it will be rainy here and that crunch will be gone so I am going to make the most of it while the while the weather is still nice!

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  • Homemade Chili
    Travis and I made our first batch of homemade chill this week! I have been working a lot at dinner time lately so this chili is super easy for Travis to pull out of the freezer and heat up after he is done work! You can find my recipe here!10693825_722675257797899_344531499_a
  • LG 30×30 Fat Loss Shred Ebook
    I purchased Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred Ebook the other day and started it yesterday morning! The workouts are only 30 minutes long and are mainly HIIT workouts which I am a huge fan of! I will update later on how I am liking this ebook but right now I feel like it will be a winner!IMG_5386
  • FitChickMik Instagram
    I finally caved and made this blog its own Instagram account. I haven’t been super vocal about this account because of how inconsistent I have been with writing posts but I am hoping that by making a separate Instagram account from my personal one, that I will be more consistent with writing posts and keeping the blog current! Follow me @fitchickmik and I will follow you back!

 

That’s it for today! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
❤ Mikaela

Chilly Day Chili!

Right now it is the middle of midterm season and I seem to find myself baking and cooking quite a bit. This may be how I procrastinate from studying but either way I am not complaining. This weekend T and I decided to make a big batch of chili. We like to keep certain foods in the freezer, ready to eat for busy days and chili is by far T’s favourite! This was our third time making chili and by far our largest batch … almost 10 quarts! This was the perfect meal to accompany the cold weather we have been having over here on the west coast. We normally do not get too much snow but this past weekend we got a big dump! This chili doesn’t follow a particular recipe (T’s parents gave us some ideas on what foods to use), we just throw in anything and everything we can think of, so it varies each time we make it. I am sure this will all be eaten within the next month! Recipe down below.

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(This is the starting of our chili. In the pot so far is onion, canned tomatoes, canned jalapeños and fresh jalapeños.)

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(Garlic, chia seeds, red pepper flakes, and steak have been added into the pot.)

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(All mixed up.)

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(Done! Ready to be frozen.)

I did slack on taking some pictures and ingredients were added to the chili throughout its cooking process!

Recipe:

Canned Tomatoes – I used 4 cans (2 plain + 2 chill flavoured)

Bell Peppers – 4 (one of each colour)

Onion – 1 yellow and 1/2 red

Jalapeños- 2

Canned jalapeños – 2

Canned mild chili’s – 2

Garlic – 3 heaping spoonfuls

Chia Seeds – 1/2 cup

Mushrooms – 2 cups

Chili Seasoning

Chili Powder

Steak

Ground Beef

These ingredients I add in when there is about 30-60 minutes left on the burner. 

Quinoa – 1 cup cooked

Lentils – 2 cups cooked

Chili Beans – 4 cans

I let this simmer for about 8-10 hours before it is ready to be served.

Basically whatever you think tastes good can be added into the pot.

Voila!

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Just a few photos of the snow we had!

Happy Friday!