Hey, friends! Long time no see! I’m officially off of my “self-instated” maternity leave – technically it would be next Monday, but I really want to try and get into the swing of things a week early. Josh goes back to work full-time next week and I’ll be on my own a bit with four kids. Yes, of course, I have five kids, but if you don’t follow me on social networks like Facebook and Instagram, you may not have known that we dropped our oldest off at college about three weeks ago. We miss Grace so much, but she is doing so well living out on the coast, studying God’s Word. If you don’t remember Grace, she shared some recipes on the blog awhile back like these mashed potatoes and Grace’s Friday morning pancakes!
Believe it or not, until last week, we had temperatures in the 80’s, which is almost unheard of for October in Oregon. The rain finally came in on Friday and we celebrated by turning our fireplace on, wearing leggings (okay, Josh and Christian skipped the leggings part), and eating tomato soup and grilled cheese.
I’m just going to jump into this week’s menu. Here’s what’s cooking this week!
Pan Seared Chicken with Apples and Pears
Pan Seared Chicken with Apples and Pears is a yummy, easy, reliable one pan meal that you'll want to make over and over again!
Dutch Baby with Sweet Cream
This easy recipe for a Dutch Baby with Sweet Cream is a simple, homey way to get a tasty, flexible breakfast on the table in no time!
Pumpkin Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
If this hearty and mellow recipe for pumpkin slow cooker turkey chili doesn’t get you in the fall spirit, I don’t know what will!
Oven Baked Fajitas
In the PNW, we can't always grill, but thanks to this oven baked fajitas recipe, we can have smoky flavors & beautiful colors year round!
English Muffin Pizzas
These fun, easy, quick English muffin pizzas are a family favorite - we make them all the time! The kids love designing their own mini pizza masterpieces!
Kale & Sausage Pasta
Warm, easy, simple, quick, even pretty kid-friendly - what's not to love about this recipe for Kale & Sausage Pasta?
One Bowl Pumpkin Apple Bake
A dessert that's not just a crisp and not just a cake, this pumpkin apple bake uses a single bowl for prep, and comes together so quickly!
Homemade Spanish Rice
This spanish rice is as easy as the boxed rice you buy at the store, more flavorful, and healthier. This is the perfect side to your taco nights.
Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns
This recipe takes some time and work, but it's so worth it. The dough, the topping, the caramel...these caramel pecan sticky buns are straight up addicting.
As always, I like to leave you with a Pinterest board for future recipe perusing. Since I make a big batch of chili every Halloween, I’m going to share my chili recipe board. Enjoy, friends!