Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10+ Winter activities in Western New York

Do you live or are traveling to the Western New York area? Winter can really put a damper on activities when we get hit with snow. I thought this year I would recommend specific establishments to get you out of the house. I sometimes forget all of the wonderful things in this area we can do. Before I dig in, I will say Ice Skating & snowmobiling are also wonderful ideas. I have mentioned both in the past because New York has some amazing trails and well...snow! 
I also included adult ONLY activities for the winter season. 
If you have other suggestions/locations comment!!!
1. Support the local Hockey teams in your area! These young athletes deserve a nice hometown fan base. The games are usually reasonably priced and full of action for all ages! We have been making the Southern Tier Xpress games lately and love it!! If youth hockey is not your forte you can always enjoy a Buffalo Sabres game as well!!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cajun Chicken Salad

Just trying to add more salads to my lunch menu. I have to say it has been so hard to find recipes that fill you up enough for the next meal. I have found a few so I will be sharing them in the next few weeks! As always they have been inspired by our Home Chef meals but I enjoy changing them up a bit and sharing them with you!
What you will need:
1 package of Roasted Chicken Breast 
Ranch Dressing to taste
Cajun Seasoning 
1 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese 
2-3 Grape Tomatoes 
3-4 Mushrooms (optional)
 Dice everything up and add to a salad bowl. I included mushrooms in my salad but you can leave them out if you wish! Here is $30 off your order, Click HERE. Each recipe we try have been added to our weekly meals with a few tweaks to make them more appropriate to our families likes!
Have you started to eat healthy this year? 
Was that one of your resolutions?? 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

10 Government themed Shows on Netflix

 When my son was in first-grade we took him to Washington D.C. We had this idea of enriching his learning firsthand. You can enjoy our trip thoughts/tips here.  After this trip we all realized we enjoyed learning about history and government systems. Since we have been searching for shows to enjoy while we are house bound due to heavy snow storms. Does anyone else enjoy government shows on Netflix?? If you have clicked on this post I think you share this passion with us. Hopefully, you will find these suggestions interesting! If I miss any shows you think we should see, let us know!
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1. Madam Secretary-- Just found this show and we are so hooked! Follow the team of Madam Secretary as she tries to keep peace, advise the President and put out the drama in Washington!! So much drama you will be sitting at the edge of your sofa...
2. The West Wing-- So many people love this show and we have yet to give it a go! Scandals, victory, loss all while trying to run the executive branch, yikes!
3. The Crown--Netflix just added another Season and I am so glad! I love watching the cast portray Britain's monarchy. Drama, duty, name it! 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Let's escape to Saint Augustine, Florida

The past weekend, Western New York got hit with snow. We knew it was coming but nothing prepares you for the frigid temperatures. They are calling for -21F tomorrow, EEEk! I am already missing sunshine. I am ready to escape the snow to brick laid streets, rich history and beaches! If you are feeling the winter blues this post is just for you. Enjoy my trip to historic Saint Augustine, Florida. It is hands down one of my favorite cities to visit. From historic museums to ghost tours there is truly something for everyone.
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Venture over the Bridge of lions and park your car on Cordova Street.
Take an early morning stroll down to Hot Shots Bakery. I completely stumbled upon this little gem on my last visit in town. When I say gem, listen, I mean it! As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with a friendly welcome, cozy decor and the smell of sugar notes on the tip of your nose. 
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