Welcome to the weekend my friends! It sure felt really cold this week after spending so much time in Phoenix. Fall leaves and the accompanying chilly weather have arrived and I am loving my beautiful Ohio world. There was even talk of snow here this week, but I didn’t catch a single snowflake. You;
Are you ready for sweater weather and winter coziness? Or are you wishing for a few more days of sunshine and shorts? My meal plan for this coming week is definitely ready for the cold nights, so I hope I am too!
ON THIS WEEK’S BLOGS: Cajun dipping sauce is the supporting star of so many meals, providing a fiery, smoky punch to every bite. (Not a fan of extreme heat? Just type cayenne into the recipe below.)
We did a seafood boil this week with shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage, simmered in a flavorful spicy broth and added plenty of extra fresh veggies! This was a serious winner of a meal, my friends – and it was SO EASY to make at home. It will be in normal rotation now.
Richly flavored with buttered corn, Cornbread it’s a classic comfort food that will keep you coming back for more.
All the savory flavors of classic lasagna are packed into a sweet and slightly charred pepper to make them Lasagna stuffed peppers. This dinner is a guaranteed win for anyone who loves lasagna and can’t get enough of peppers.
Is it salad or dessert? A dreamy mix of cream cheese, vanilla pudding and whipped cream is packed with juicy chunks of sweet tropical fruit in this Salad with fluffy pineapple.
Cinnamon Ice Cream is a sweet, rich, vanilla ice cream flavored with enough cinnamon to linger after every bite.
Spiced pumpkin puree is topped with a crunchy oat crumble with cinnamon sugar on it Crispy pumpkinmaking it the perfect fall treat.
What I WRONG: You’ve heard of one Yogurt pie?? My friend Jen’s pie caught my eye this week and now I can’t get the idea off my mind. I can’t wait to play with fun flavor combinations!
MY FAVORITE THING this week is this cheap spoon. It’s a silly little thing to get so excited about, and until you try it you might not know it. A friend of mine had a similar spoon a while back and I was on the hunt for one of my own.
The front of the ladle is flat, making it possible to easily scoop up every bit of food from the bottom of a soup pot. Why aren’t all spoons made like this??? It’s positively gorgeous!
What I HEAR: Gulf by Barenaked Ladies. This album is 20+ years old and I still enjoy the playlist as much as when we bought it on CD. I listened to it while cleaning the other day and loved every song. I just saw they have a new album out so I downloaded it today. I’ll let you know what I think of the new music next week.
“Friends come and friends go, but a true friend stays by your side like family.” Proverbs 18:24 The message
I wish you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!