Daily Tidy House Routine

I don’t know about you but somedays it can feel like there are endless things to clean around my house!  And one thing I cannot stand is spending a whole Saturday scrubbing and cleaning from room to room, toilet to toilet.

Now, by no means are we dirty people but we do have a dog and I have long hair, and my husband…well he’s a man! LOL!

Anyway, I started looking around for ways to keep the house clean with daily tasks rather than an all out scrub down a couple times a month.  I found a few cleaning schedules that worked well but some items didn’t apply or I simply failed to keep up with everything on the list.  So I decided to create my own cleaning cycle that applied to household tasks specifics to our home.

So far it’s working pretty well and it’s certainly keeping things tidy without me having to spend hours at a time and I figured I would share it with you!  Most can be done in under 20 minutes, though I supposed it would vary depending on the size of your home.
Hope this helps keep your home tidy too!

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Apples

Talk about a yummy fall recipes ! These Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Apples were an awesome light dinner that still gave a feeling of “comfort food”.  I know, I know, you’ve been seeing a lot of pumpkin from me lately so I thought I’d share another taste of fall and go the apple route instead!

These are pretty simple and while the baking time is long, the prep is fairly quick and easy!

Ingredients:

  • fullsizerender-51 cup whole cranberries
  • 6 apples
  • 3 tbsp. organic coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 lb. organic ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp. EVOO
  • 3 large celery stalks (diced)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 tbsp. sage
  • 2 tbsp. parsley (dried, or chopped if fresh)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pecans (roughly chopped)
  • Himalayan sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions
  3. Core apples leaving a 1/4 rim (I used a melon baller and it worked great), discard seeds but keep apple flesh
  4. Heat 1 cup of water in a medium sauce pan with cranberries and bring to a boil.  The cranberries will begin to pop as they cook.  This is perfect!
  5. Add apple innards, coconut sugar, and cinnamon to the pot and cook with cranberries (your house should be smelling amazing by now!)
  6. When the consistency starts to be more like cranberry sauce (about 5 minutes) remove from heat and set aside
  7. While cranberry sauce cooks, heat EVOO in large skillet over medium high heat.  I recommend one will taller sides.
  8. Add turkey and cook about 3-5 minutes
  9. Add celery, onion, garlic, sage, parsley, paprika, and pecans to skillet, stirring well and continue until turkey is no longer pink and veggies have softened (about another 3-5 minutes)
  10. Add cranberry-apple mixture and cooked quinoa to the skillet
  11. Stir completely, mixing all ingredients and flavors together
  12. Line a baking sheet with foil and non-stick cooking spray
  13. Spoon turkey mixture into each apple and place on baking sheet
  14. Pop them in the oven (actually carefully place them in there because the apples like to roll haha!) and cook for about 40 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes
  16. Plate and ENJOY!

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