Yikes, this weekend flew! We are already at Monday again!
I was very happy that I got all my grocery shopping done on Friday, so I don’t have to worry about meals and sending my hubs to the store constantly for random grocery items.
Gabby, my oldest kiddo, went with me shopping. She had some much needed one on one time. I need to remember to include my bigger kids in this more often.
This week I put together some comfort food meals, non on purpose, it just happened that way. It actually snowed this weekend in PA, It was a bright, beautiful ,crisp fall Saturday and then BAM, by 3:30 pm I physically saw winter slam us. We went from beautiful to about a 30 degree drop in temps with wicked winds ,sleet ,and snow!
My hubby and I were actually on a very classy ( And I say this with thick sarcasm) date night to yummy hibachi, Starbucks and then Walmart to have a kid free rendezvous buying toiletries ( What can I say? We are living the dream.) When the sleet started, we sat in the car drinking hot chocolate and a latte while the ice pelted the car. So, all these comfort meals are going to go wonderfully with this blustery week. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner and decorating for Christmas the day after, so many things to be excited for this time of year!
This weeks Menu:
- Gene Wenger’s ham balls / Asparagus/ Sliced potatoes
- Lasagna / Salad
- PA Dutch Homemade Chicken Corn Noodle Soup
- Croissant Hotdogs with tater tots ( Not the healthiest but it was a once in a blue moon pick and a hubby fave.)
- Thanksgiving Dinner @ my Dad’s and dessert @ my Mom’s.
- Pizza/ Movie night
To Bake: My Grams best darn chocolate cake you will ever make ( recipe to come next week!) With homemade peanut butter buttercream frosting. ( For Thanksgiving)
Poetry Teatime: Lemonade , Chocolate pudding pie with Oreo crust.
I am trying to enjoy all the seasons, and with the seasons changing so should your cooking. It is time to transition to some comfort foods, homemade soups, stews and casseroles. Steamy cups of tea for the kiddos in the morning with a generous serving of whipped cream and hot cups of coffee for mom and dad. Go the extra mile and serve the little ones a hot drink when they are snuggled on the couch, they will love it!
I have such fond memories of my grandmother and mother’s cooking , especially in winter. Try to cultivate a few home cooked meals that will speak to your families heart and bellies.
Late fall and early winter is a time for, throw blankets, flannel sheets, bundled up walks, hot drinks, home cooked casseroles, yummy smelling candles and Christmas music ( I only approve the music after Thursday!) Plan a few cozy suprises with meals and atmosphere this week to bless your family. It only takes a few notes on a list and a creative momma heart to make lasting seasonal impressions on the ones we love!
I hope you have a fantastic week. What’s cooking in your home this week?