Hey y’all! I’m experimenting with a new type of post – a once-a-month, non-recipe, possibly-rambling look back at the month. Hopefully it will be a little easier to accomplish than ye olde meal plan of the month, which was Too Hard for Me.
1.// We were super on top of Halloween – like, Jay carved our pumpkin while the girls ate dinner right before trick-or-treating kind of on top of things. :o) But my mom made this glorious tail for my Angelina Ballerina:
and I also had a very sweet (and independent!) bunny, who walked most of the way around the neighborhood.
2.// I just finished reading a book I loved: Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney. (Please tell me you read The Face on the Milk Carton series?? For instance, maybe, once when you were a kid and again as an adult?) I love reading young adult fiction, but this is a fun read even if you don’t typically dabble in that genre!
3.// This dark-chocolate drizzled kettle corn is available at Costco and it makes me really happy. I haven’t looked to see what the “140 calorie/serving” serving size is, but hopefully/probably it’s in the neighborhood of 30 enormous handfuls….
4.// Things I wish would appear in my kitchen ASAP:
Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Toasted, with a lot of butter and cinnamon sugar, please. Next time I’m in the mood for a cooking project, this is happening!
Slow Cooker Creamy Butternut Squash Soup from Foodie Blog Stalker. You don’t have to peel the squash, my friends. This is genius.
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Totally raiding the Halloween bucket for this one.
Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale from Pinch of Yum. Just…I want this so much.
Peppered Beef Stew from Foodie With Family. Yes, please, I’ll take mine over the creamy polenta. Sounds glorious!
5.// Is anyone else already dreaming about their Thanksgiving meal? It’s my favorite holiday. What are your traditional must-haves?? Holla at me in the comments! :o)