Weekend Happenings: Soups, Weddings, Family Time

Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Mine was FANTASTIC!

It started on Friday. I made myself a super nummy smoothie in my new Ninja Ultima.

In the smoothie (all frozen fruits and veggies):

  • Kale
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • almond milk
  • peanut butter
  • flax-seed
  • cocoa powder

ninja smoothie


I gave it a whirl in the Ninja…



So far I have used the Ninja for smoothies and I also used it last night when I made a batch of soup! I love it. It is so efficient! I can’t wait to make nut butters in it. I am hoping the clean up is a lot easier than when I make nut butter in the food processor!

Friday morning I met up with my mom or our annual girl’s day. This year we decided to go to Whole Foods to do some shopping, have lunch at Panera, go for a walk with Abbie around the neighborhood, and just veg out together. It was so nice and so relaxing! I can’t wait for our next one!

Oh, and don’t act surprised when you hear I got the French Onion Soup once again at Panera. It is just my fav! Next time though I might have to try that squash soup, right Katie?


On Saturday we attended my cousin’s wedding. It was fun getting all dolled up and hanging out with my family for the day.

carolyns wedding collage

On Sunday…more family time! We met up with Dana’s parents in the morning for a while and then went to my parent’s house to hang out with Scott and Nicole before they headed back home. No wonder my weekend was so fabulous, it was full of family time!

In the afternoon I whipped up a batch of veggie soup to eat throughout the week. It’s packed with bone broth, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, onion, carrots, celery and more. I am hoping it turned out well! If so, I will share the recipe!


While the soup cooked, I heated up myself a bowl of four bean quinoa chili from the freezer and added some cheddar cheese to the top. Mmmmm mmmmm! The perfect meal on a cozy Sunday evening.


I have been all about the soups lately. The fall weather has finally nestled in and the forecast is looking like 50’s this week! Bring out the sweaters, slippers, soup, pumpkin scented candles, and let’s get a fire going in the fireplace! Cozy city! LOVE.

What did you do this weekend? Have you been enjoying any soups yet this fall?

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Isn’t the Ninja awesome? I have been loving it for smoothies and I made the red pepper dip yesterday! I also can’t wait to try it out with the nut butters, too!
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  2. Yes, you totally have to check out the squash soup – deliciousness. And I love the ninja – especially that little single serve cup – so quick and easy!!
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Weekend Update: 10/13/13My Profile

  3. You have to try that soup. So delicious!! And I am in love with the ninja. So far I have just made smoothies, love that single serve cup, but I am excited to try out some almond butter!!
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Weekend Update: 10/13/13My Profile

  4. Sounds like you certainly had a busy, but fun weekend! Ours was also pretty busy too. We went to my parents’ house on Saturday to visit with friends and on Sunday, we went to my cousin’s house to celebrate my little cousin’s 6th birthday. It was a blast!
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…Totally Random Bits of Info #3My Profile

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