Lunatic Loves September Edition

September Recap | Cravings of a Lunatic

Hey folks. I thought I’d start posting a lunatic loves post once a month. Sort of a what I’ve been up to all month type of deal. I used to do them once a week but I just don’t post as much as I used to. Although that may change with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.

Some quick life updates:

Me: Busy with work. I love my job. Who knew I’d grow up to play with my food for a living. For anyone who may not be aware I also have a new grilling site called Kiss My Smoke. I love to grill so it was an easy leap to make. My health, well, that’s a whole long story for another day. I’m alive and kicking if that means anything.

Hubs: He got a new job, back at his old job. I know right, sort of confusing. The place that laid him off over 6 years needed engineers. So he’s back to being a local dude. He gave up the apartment in Sarnia and is back here full-time. So no more half time hubs. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. We’ll go with good. 

Mini-me: Doing year 3 at the U. Working in her free time, horseback riding in her spare time. She’s still dating boytoy. She came home with an early Christmas gift for me tonight. She bought me Kimba The White Lion on DVD. I used to race home to watch that show. I hugged the heck out of her. In fact I picked her up and jumped up and down. I may have gotten carried away.

B-dude: Still out west (Lucy wail) getting his PHD. He’s going to school, teaching and writing. He’s moving into a new apartment in November, it’s a bit bigger than the one he’s in now. Same building so it won’t be too hard for him to move. He was able to have dinner with my sis which was nice. I keep hoping he’ll move closer to home but honestly the wild west is too pretty.

The Zoo: All the pets are good. Ginger Horse is getting her fuzzy winter coat. The three ragdoll musketeers are driving me to drink with their late night antics. Malia the demon spawn of satan is busy being evil. Mini-me’s 3 birds are doing good. They miss her now that she’s in school.

The B House: Some breaking news. We’re tearing down a wall. It’s a wall that’s been moved about a million times. Now that sucker is coming down. It’s the wall between the living room and kitchen. That way our kitchen will be one giant living room. We’ll take some pics as move through the project. If you follow me on Pinterest you will see tons of DIY pins.

What I’ve Been Up To: 

Redpop Floats | Cravings of a Lunatic | #drink #beverage #icecream #frozen #icecreamsundaysRedpop Floats

Peach Cobbler | | #peach #dessert #fruitPeach Cobbler

Peach Recipe Round Up | Cravings of a Lunatic | #peach #recipes #fruitPeach Recipe Round Up

Beef Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | #beef #stirfry #leftovers #dinner #recipe #easyrecipeBeef Stir Fry

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pasta #supper #fastdinner #easyrecipeRoasted Red Pepper Pasta

Joan's Birthday BannerCelebrated Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More‘s Birthday

Turtle Recipes Round Up | Cravings of a Lunatic | #turtles #chocolate #caramel #pecans #recipesTurtle Recipes Round Up

Root Beer Pulled Pork | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe to make Root Beer Pulled Pork in your Slow Cooker.Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

I can’t wait to share new recipes with you in October. I’ve been working on a new Trix recipe, a few Roasted Pepper recipes, and I’ve got a bunch of cookbooks I’ll be giving away over the course of the month.

Blogs I’m Digging Right Now: 

Chocolate, Chocolate and More

I Heart Eating

The Pioneer Woman

Recipes I’m Digging Right Now: 

Snoball Cake Roll by SprinkleBakes

Roast Chicken with Moraccan Spices by Leite’s Culinaria

Everything Parker House Rolls by Williams Sonoma

TV Shows I’m Obsessed with Right Now:

Finally in Canada, Squee! The Pioneer Woman

The Chew

Cutthroat Kitchen

Cookbooks I’m Obsessed with Right Now:

Sunny’s Kitchen by Sunny Anderson (thanks AlyCat)

The New Southwest by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes

Carnivore by Michael Symon

Disclaimer: For anyone who clicks the cookbook links those are my amazon affiliate links. I get a few cents for any book you order. They are books I love. 

Pinterest Boards I’m Obsessed with Right Now: 

Best Comfort Foods

Nom Nom Nom

Tori Spelling’s Eat

Life Outside the Blog:

Patiently awaiting mini-me having some free time so we can go see The Butler!

Seriously miffed because I can’t seem to find a copy of  Before Midnight!

Cannot wait to see the new Carrie movie!

Cleaning out closets like mad. I feel like I’m always cleaning out closets!

Workouts are back on! Blech! Jury is still out on that subject!

Coming Soon to the Blogs:

St Jacobs Market | Cravings of a LunaticOur Trip to St Jacobs, Ontario

Grilled Brick Chicken by Kiss My Smoke Coming SoonGrilled Brick Chicken

Planked Beef Sliders with Provolone, Roasted Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions Coming SoonPlanked Beef Sliders with Provolone, Roasted Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks my friend. I think it’s cool we dig each other. I’d have you for dinner any time. Over. Not for. Just to clarify. Cripes, that was misleading. Hehe.

  1. says

    Loads of good stuff going on in your life at the moment! And some great links for all of us to enjoy. 😉 We’ll need lots and lots of pictures of that wall coming down! Fun post – thanks.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks John. I swear I wish we had taken photos when we redid the house initially. I could have made a huge blog with years of content from everything we did. This time there will be photos. It’s going to be so much fun. I love demo. I’m like a kid on Christmas when I get to demolish the house. Hubs says it keeps me calmer, like my rage control or something. Ha, imagine that. Lunie with rage problems. There’s a scary thought. A hyper, giggling rager. It’s my thang.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I’m a lover. And a giver. Unless it’s turtles. Then I’ll tie you up and eat them all in front of you while laughing my head off. xx

  2. says

    Thank you so much for including my site alongside two such fantastic sites!! You made my night!! =D And I’ll be watching for your Grilled Brick Chicken. It looks fantastic!!

  3. says

    Sleep, allow me to introduce you to Kim. Kim, sleep. I mean, seriously, girl, you are the hardest working lady I know – you’ve earned a spa day! I truly don’t know how you do it, but as always, I am massively impressed. And I can’t wait to hear the deets on the St. Jacobs trip! Hugs!!

  4. says

    Glad your hubs is back… well done on your smart kids studying… I hope I have two like that someday too. :) Can’t wait to see remodel of the kitchen/living room. :)

  5. says

    Fun times for you well maybe all but the tearing down the wall part. I love all of your links to new bloggers and recipes. I really enjoyed your cola slow roasted pork dish. Your coming attractions look delicious! Have a super weekend. BAM

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