Have you made New Year’s traditions?
My fiancee Spenser Gruis, and I have a few traditions we enjoy each New Year. For the past 5 years, we have spent New Year’s Eve with his parents, Scott and Cheryl Gruis. The Gruis family works hard at their family-owned towing company. When we actually get the chance to sit down all together for a nice meal, we want to take full advantage of it!
Photo by Seneca Epley Photography
Last week I went out to lunch with some of the North Iowa Bloggers to the Lady Bud Cafe. Beth Ann had their egg salad sandwich, which I i still want to try. But it got me thinking, There are so many calories in an egg salad sandwich. So since I love eggs, and I love egg salad sandwiches, but I hate the calories in it… here is a healthier version that is to die for! 🙂
So last week, I missed Food Friday, but it was for a very good reason. My fiancée and I got a puppy! 🙂 We spent the last few days we had “alone” to prep for this new puppy. 🙂 Will share more about his story in an upcoming blog post, so keep an eye out for a cute puppy blog.
This week, I decided to keep it simple and easy, since that is what my life seems to be consisting of these days. Since we’re well into fall and I’m sure a lot of you are headed out to apple orchards or pumpkin patches, I thought I’d be a great time to share a quick apple dip recipe. If you are wanting a fancy apple dip recipe to take to a party, check out Beth Ann’s recipe on her blog, It’s Just Life: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.
Last night was yet another great night. A few of the North Iowa bloggers got together to have a fall birthday bash. I saw a few because our group is growing so much! I love that there are so many people in the north Iowa area who all share a passion for the same thing, yet we’re all so different! I will have to create a list of all the North Iowa Bloggers so I can link to the page with all their links. 🙂
Photo from the Northwestern Steakhouse
In honor of my birthday, which was on Tuesday this week, and my tradition of eating out at the Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City, I will be sharing a similar greek steak recipe that you can try out. I will warn you, these steaks are delicious, but are not even close to how great the steaks are at the restaurant. 🙂 The waitresses always told me that it was their oven that made it so good. I still believe them to this day.