Hey y’all! How is everyone? My in-laws left today so I’m working hard to get the house tidied up, laundry done and all the other tasks I’ve neglected to do while company was here and I was busy eating. I also need to start getting ready for the Allume Conference next week in Pennsylvania! This will be my first blog conference in the US and I’m thrilled to finally get to meet so many of my blogging pals in real life. As you know I hate to travel on my own so this is a big deal for me but I know it will be worth it in the end. Is anyone else going? I would so so love to meet you!!
Oh and remember last week when I said we had a scare with our fridge breaking down on us but we were able to get it fixed again? Well Monday night it went out again…in the middle of the night of all things! When I opened the fridge in the morning a blast of hot air blew back at me. That’s not good! I was so looking forward to my leftover Peanut Butter pie for breakfast too but unfortunately I had to toss it. So sad!! So I am now the proud owner of a new fridge. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done. The best part was all the time I got to spend organizing it. It’s a different layout than my old one so I had a great ole time moving things around over and over to find the right configuration. Such fun!!!
The two winners of last week’s Taste of Home Slow Cooker Cookbook giveaway are:
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So a group of my girlfriends just started a dinner club and our first night was this past weekend. We do it potluck style and the first theme chosen was harvest. I decided I wanted to bring some sort of butternut squash soup. So as I was cruising my blog reader I was excited to find a great recipe over on one of my favorite blogs, Mom Advice. Amy’s recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pecans was delicious. I made it earlier in the day and then threw it into my slow cooker on warm until it was time for the party. This was the only picture I got and it was on my Instagram:
I’m hosting next month and I’ve chosen the tropical theme because I’d really like to be sitting on a tropical island somewhere right about now sipping a drink with an umbrella in it! If you’ve got any tropical recipe suggestions (with links) for me, let me know. Anyone else part of a dinner club?
My Weekly Menu Plan:
After a heavy week of cooking and eating last week due to the Cdn. Thanksgiving holiday I am going pretty simple and easy this week 🙂
Monday: Tomato soup served with Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner: Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Wednesday: Pizza Quesadillas served with green salad
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Quick Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Oven Roasted Ravioli served with spinach salad
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
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Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
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