Well, here it is. The last week of October. After this, get ready because it’s going to be everything “holiday” related until Christmas is over. I don’t think it’s a secret, but just in case you didn’t already know…I’m not ready.
This past weekend, Josh and Christian spent most of Saturday helping some friends move, while the girls and I stayed home and I cooked basically all day. We had a Mexican-themed potluck planned for church on Sunday, so I made my Tres Leches Cake (which was a hit and I didn’t have any leftovers, yay!) and I made a Chile Relleno Bake – something soft for Grace since she had an oral surgery procedure last week. And I would love to share this recipe, but sadly it’s a friend’s recipe and I don’t have permission to share…so…I may have to make my own version to share with you.
In addition to Mexican food for the church potluck, I also did some recipe testing for ya guys. Recipe testing does not involve pictures. I prefer to make the recipe a few times just to make sure it turns out already. But I can’t wait to make a new roast recipe, a potato side-dish recipe (that would be great for the holidays), and a new fall dessert – that could actually work all year long and is great for meal ministry. I’ll be making it all again soon to share with you.
I’m trying out a few new recipes this week, too, including a Chicken Noodle Soup which I hope will taste amazing. Since Halloween is Thursday, I’ll be making chili and cornbread for dinner. This has been our Halloween tradition for as long as I can remember and I hope that when my kids are grown, that maybe they will adopt the tradition for their families, too. In case you needed a dinner idea, chili is always great idea for when you know you’ll be outside this time of year…and also here is my Chili Pinterest board that you can check out for more ideas.
Have a great week everyone!