[Super Simple] Overnight Oats

Servings: 1

Time: 5 min (prep), 8+ hours (refrigerate)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Chobani Greek yogurt cup (any flavor)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients in a seal-able bowl. Mix well so oats and seeds are covered in yogurt.

  2. Seal and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Enjoy a quick, nutritious meal! Keeps in the fridge up to four days.

Savory Sundays: Goat Cheese Holiday Truffles

G and I had a great Thanksgiving break. We traveled down to Indy and spent the day with G’s family. Our brother and sister-in-law also came from Iowa with our four-month-old nephew, and we were both in heaven. We absolutely love that little turkey, and any text/Snapchat/minute we’re able to have with him is a treasure. There is quite a bit to be thankful for this year, but little Z is definitely at the top of our list.

Another big blessing this year is our new home. With all our in-progress improvements, we decided to host an intimate Friendsgiving and game night. I love hosting these kinds of parties, but could only handle a small gathering this year with everything else happening. So we asked four of our friends to join us in a night of great food and better fellowship — and our hopes were over-filled! I’ll share our full menu in a future post, but I have to share this new and awesome recipe with you, friends. It is the perfect holiday appetizer, and makes a great breakfast too — trust me, I’m munching on it right now as G and I enjoy our pre-church coffee. Mmmm…

This original recipe can be found on The Novice Chef, but I tweaked it a bit to my tastes — and I also chose to split the recipe into 12 truffles and a medium-sized cheeseball for our Friendsgiving. They will be a part of our future holiday celebrations for years to come because they are DELISH!

Goat Cheese Holiday Truffles

  • Servings: 16+ Truffles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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These festive truffles take little time and taste like Christmas. Help your taste buds celebrate the holidays with these tasty little treats.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp honey (or more, to taste)
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • handful fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Beat goat cheese, cream cheese, cinnamon and honey until light and fluffy.
  2. Fold in 1/2 cup pecans and set aside.
  3. Toss remaining pecans, Craisins, and parsley on parchment paper.
  4. Scoop our cheese filling with a spoon, roll into a ball, and roll through pecan mixture until covered.
  5. OR Roll cheese filling into a large cheese ball, and roll through pecan mixture until covered.
  6. Continue with all truffles.
  7. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

You can serve these truffles with crackers, which also is easy to do as a giant cheeseball. Or you can serve the truffles on a toothpick — they are delicious just on their own!

Enjoy, friends!

3-Ingredient Crock Pot Roast

With future MIL laid up due to surgery, G and I took on an active role in the kitchen today making dinner to enjoy some family time. The weather finally turned to Spring, so we were able to celebrate the warmth with open doors and bird songs accompanying our supper as well. It was a great Sunday!

This roast recipe is super easy and always pleases the taste buds of all who try it! Paired with the right sides, it makes for a simple and tasty dinner for all your family members and friends to enjoy. It is definitely not the healthiest meal I make, but we all need to splurge every now and then…

3-Ingredient Crock Pot Roast

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Only 3 ingredients for the best flavored roast ever!

I am all about simple crock pot entrees when I plan to make some time-extensive side dishes. So this roast recipe is one of my favorites handed down from my mother. I’ve used it for Friendsgivings in the past and family get-togethers, plus meal prepping for the week! Depending on the size of your roast, it can go a long way. Its rich and flavorful gravy only accentuates the moist meat and makes for a crowd-pleaser for sure!

Ingredients

  • 1 5-6 pound chuck roast
  • 1 package dry onion soup
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup

Directions

  1. Place chuck roast in crockpot
  2. Sprinkle package of dry onion soup
  3. Pour cream of mushroom soups over top
  4. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water (the more water, the thinner the gravy)
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours
  6. Once finished cooking, shred to desired texture and serve immediately.


Serve with your favorite veggies and side item. The gravy is especially good with mashed cauliflower or jasmine rice.


1 Serving: kcal = 320, protein = 47g, carbs = 6g, fat = 11g

Our dinner tonight included crack potatoes and zucchini fries on the side, with a bit of blueberry pie and ice cream for dessert. Not the most healthy, but what’s a cheat Sunday from time to time?! Delish!

Enjoy, friends!