I absolutely love my apartment. It is the perfect size for me (not too small, not too big, but just right) and all my stuff fits so well. It is quiet. It’s in a great location. There is a baller swimming pool. But one thing that I don’t like about my awesome apartment? It gets ZERO natural light! Zip. Absolutely none. It is awful. I can never tell if it is day or night outside, I’m not even kidding you. One time I thought I would sleep in on a Saturday, so I didn’t set an alarm. I woke up, saw it was still dark out, and went back to sleep. Then I woke up again, saw that it still looked dark outside, but decided to check the time before going back to bed. It was 11 IN THE MORNING! It looked like it was dark at 11 in the morning (it was actually quite sunny outside but I couldn’t tell!)
Zero natural light doesn’t only mean that my sleep patterns aren’t the best, it also means that any and all pictures taken in my apartment have a very strange light to them. They’re not horrible, they’re just really kind of yellow and dull and don’t reflect the bright and happy life that I’m trying to have going on over here. I could invest in one of those happy natural light type lamps, but do I really want to spend my money on that? Not at the moment, honestly…
I’ve been making a lot of delicious recipes and I really wanted to share all of them, but the pictures are not the best so they got deleted pretty quickly. So instead, I’m just going to do a recipe roundup and share some of the food I’ve been eating recently!
White Chicken Chili Soup – This was delicious! And filling! This screams fall and will keep you warm as the temps are getting cool.
Vanilla Ice Cream – This was the first recipe I tried out with my Kitchenaid ice cream bowl attachment and it was so easy and so delicious! My friend and I basically ate the whole recipe in one weekend and didn’t even feel bad about it at all.
Sprinkled Sugar Cookies – How adorable are these?!? I made them this past weekend to take to a work party and they were a hit! So soft, so delicious, so bright and happy! They have a dash of almond extract in them, and I’m a sucker for any baked good with a hint of almond!
Crockpot Chicken, Potatoes, and Green Beans – This dish was so savory and was perfect for heating up for lunches at work. It kept me SO full! And it doesn’t get any easier than putting a bunch of things in the crockpot and letting that do all the work!
Dr. Pepper Ice Cream – This. Was. So. Good. Seriously. Mine wasn’t quite ice cream consistency, it had kind of an icy texture to it in the best way possible. And it tasted like Dr. Pepper!
Cheesy Ham Chowder – Yes, more soup! This one was delicious as well and had such a yummy cheesy flavor to it! I ate it way too quickly and was really sad when it was gone. It made a TON of soup, too. Like, a huge batch.
I have so many more recipes stocked away on Pinterest and in recipe books that I want to try… I could probably just stay and cook and bake all day every day and never get through them all! Does anybody have any delicious recipes they have tried lately? I’d love to try them, too!