School, Snow, Sickness, Ski, Snowshoeing and Spaghetti Squash!

So apparently I love words that start with the letter “S.” I mean my name iiiissss Samantha, so there’s that. Anywhoo, I have lots to share about whats been going on lately, life has been super busy. I’m happy to announce that I am back in school! If you know me, you know that I have my BA in psychology, and if you know psychology, you know that you can’t do much in the field without at least a Masters degree. So here I am, beginning my journey to get my masters in school counseling! I’m taking a few classes at Eastern. It’s been an adjustment, but I’m trying to keep my eye on the prize! I am taking a couple workout classes as well, which I have been loving, EWU has a new rec center that is nothing short of amazing, ice rink and all! I’m taking some group fitness classes as well as just working out in the gym there. It’s very nice!

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Not my best photography skills below oops…

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In other news, Makenna has been taking ski lessons with one of her besties, Londyn. They are the cutest things ever! It amazes me how fast they learn, they went to the top of the mountain on the third lesson! Daredevils!

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She also got some ski time in with her cousin Reagan who was also up taking lessons

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She was exhausted!

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So, I normally snowboard, but this Saturday I’m going to attempt to ski with my babe…. wish me luck!

Guys, I have been so sick the last two weeks, hence why I haven’t been posting much. But this sickness kicked my ass! I know its going around but it got the best of me. Here is a snap of what I’ve been eating

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And I’m only half kidding. I’m finally feeling better and NEEDED to get outside and get some fresh air. So when Angie invited me for some snowshoeing, I thought I’d dig them out and head to Mt. Spokane with her, and her friends Dawn and Stephanie. We had a blast, it is so beautiful up there.

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I lost those sunglasses too grrrr

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Look how deep the snow is up there (on top of this outhouse) probably close to 4 ft

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Warming shelter

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Heres recovering sick me, obviously overheated and lacking oxygen haha

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They had a sign in sheet at the cabin, it was really fun to look and see where the poaple are from who have signed in

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Awwwww ❤

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I had such an amazing time, love these girls!

So, I wanted to share with you all how I cook my spaghetti squash. I’ve heard of and tried a lot of ways. I DESPISE cutting the spaghetti squash raw, it’s a workout in itself. It’s basically carving a small pumpkin. For me the easiest way is to take the spaghetti squash and simply stab a couple holes in it ( so it won’t explode/let out the steam).

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Next, I bake it at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. You may have to adjust the time depending on the size. Then I carefully remove it, cut it in half the long way, it’s soft now so the knife just slides on through. Open it up  and while holding the half with a hand towel, I scrape out the seeds, this is also easier now as the inside is much softer. Then fork out the “noodles” and enjoy however you like! Easy peasy!

Loving this kombucha right now ❤

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And this guy ❤

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And these two loves, they put on a fashion show for us

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And this quote from one of my faves

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And homemade low carb protein muffins. Once I get a healthy recipe down, I’ll share it 🙂 They’re still a little on the dry side, so I have some experimenting to do!

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Still one of my fave pre-workout breakfasts. Stick to what you know right!

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Loving walnuts in my yogurt too

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And kinda sorta addicted to these new bacon gruyere egg bites at Starbucks. You guys, they’re amazing. The texture is like nothing you’re ever tasted!

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I CAN NOT for the life of me find a copycat recipe. So I did look up the sous vide cooking technique, where you basically cook things in a vacuum sealed plastic baggie at low heat for a long time (6 hours or so). So, I took a stab at it…

First I melted the goat cheese so it was soft and easy to work with

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Next I added the eggs and cream and beat until blended

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Then put it in a ziplock and cooked slowly for about 45 minutes, who really has the patience for 6 hours 😉

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Next I put in cupcake pan, topped with bacon and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes.

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Turned out really yummy!

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I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week! Share your snow activities with me! I’m getting bored and need some ideas on what to do outside for fun!

Peace & Love ~Sami

 

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4 thoughts on “School, Snow, Sickness, Ski, Snowshoeing and Spaghetti Squash!

  1. I’ve been wanting to try snowshoeing for a while now! I bought my base layers last year, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten 😦 Maybe you can take me sometime!
    Thank you so much for sharing your method to baking spaghetti squash! That sounds way easier! I made a yummy chicken carb with spaghetti squash last week — can’t wait to make it again!
    As always, thank you for sharing XXXOOO

  2. My sweet Sammie,
    you are so blessed to have found a soul mate, may you both remember its not a perfect world but there are perfect moments to remember forever…. Love Always Great Aunt Peggy

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