Good afternoon, friends! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty relaxed, despite being on the full side. It was (really) windy and rainy – so basically stormy Saturday and Sunday, so not a weekend for outdoor activities. Josh and I went on a date, we all attended a beautiful wedding together, ran some errands, watched a couple of movies in the evenings, and played games with the kids. We do still need to figure out when we’re going to go to the pumpkin patch. I’m hoping for a break in the weather, otherwise, I am just going to Trader Joe’s for the pumpkins this year.
Speaking of pumpkins, Halloween is Sunday! I’m a little shocked that we’re so close to Thanksgiving and Christmas already. But for the first time in I think 4-5 years, I am actually really excited for Christmas this year. I’ve struggled the last few years to get really excited – the season just seems to move so fast and the decorations can be really overwhelming at times, but this year, I’m ready for it. I even bought a few Christmas goodies from Target the other day!
But, let’s talk about this week’s menu. Here’s what is cooking this week!
Overnight Apple Crisp French Toast
Not a morning person? Make this yummy Overnight Apple French Toast Crisp the night before, & then effortlessly savor the goodness of fall food the next AM!
Sweet Corn and Thyme Cornbread Cake
This recipe for sweet corn & thyme cornbread cake is simple, perfect for fall, & rather unexpected...because it's a dessert, topped with lemon curd & honey!
Buttery and flaky, these easy drop biscuits are not only quick to make but compliment just about any meal, too.
Nothing beats cold days quite like a big batch of hearty chili filled with sweet bell peppers, kidney beans, and ground beef that's been simmering away in a seasoned tomato sauce.
Need an easy, tasty recipe you can make ahead and finish in a hurry? This ridiculously simple taco bake's got you covered.
French Bread Pizza
Wanting to make your own pizza but a little intimidated by making your own dough? Try this easy, flexible recipe for pesto French bread pizza!
This simple recipe for classic American Chicken Divan casserole will feed your whole family and then some! It has a wonderful variety of textures and flavors, with a tantalizing hint of curry.
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Stew
In need of some crockpot comfort food? This slow cooker creamy chicken stew recipe will fit the bill!
Tex Mex Chicken Tortilla Soup
This comforting, brothy take on tex mex chicken tortilla soup is easy to make in a hurry, and features simple, staple ingredients and easy directions!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Finding spaghetti and meatballs a bit bland? So were we! This recipe for the classic pasta dish is easy, cheap, and bursting with flavor!
I don’t know if you’re ready for Thanksgiving recipe ideas yet. I’m still working on a few recipes that I’m trying to get ready and photographed for the holidays. I kind of skipped the fall recipes because I didn’t have time to plan for them in the summer due to my broken wrists, but I’m working on some festive recipes that I think you guys will really enjoy! But, let’s not get carried away yet. Here’s my Fall and Halloween food Pinterest board for you to go check out.
I want to just say real quick how grateful for you guys who always come check out our blog posts, comment on the recipes, and reach out to me on social media. I really appreciate your encouragement and support! I hope you all have a great week!