Well, hello October! When did you get here? You know you’re my favorite, right? August is wild with all that back to school hoopla, and September, well she’s just crazy. But, you, October. You’re that perfect in between time with your cool, misty mornings and pumpkin spice candles. I think we’re all glad to see you!
Celebrating fall around here means less screen time, more lingering over coffee and a good book, and lots of breezes through open windows. But all my people still insist on eating so here’s this week’s better-late-than-never-menu. (I’ve learned that certain teenagers do actually read my blog because I’ve heard them talking about what’s on the menu. They’re a fun bunch to cook for!)
Thursday, October 8
Oven Roasted Chicken + Green Peas
I buy the 10lb. bag of leg quarters when they’re on sale for $0.59lb and divide them into gallon bags so I can freeze what I won’t use in one meal. To roast: Preheat oven to 375 bake. Line a large sheet pan with foil. Lightly drizzle each piece with olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. Bake for one hour. Larger leg quarters may need an extra 20-30 minutes.
Friday, October 9
Maddie’s Asian Pasta and Vegetables + Egg Rolls
She doesn’t have a recipe. Makes it up as she goes. It’s delicious.
Saturday, October 10
Steak + Asparagus + Roasted Sweet and White Potatoes with Rosemary + Cupcakes
We only have steak on special occasions around here and the special occasion tonight is Eric’s birthday. Tomorrow is the day he catches up with me! I’m exactly six months older than him.
Sunday, October 11
Italian Sausage-Bean Stew + French Bread
This is a new recipe for me. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp + Tossed salad
This is delicious!! The recipe you’ll find in the link includes homemade cocktail sauce. I use store bought.
Monday, October 12
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches + Chips
Tuesday, October 13
Hot dogs + french fries
I LOVE hot dogs!!
Wednesday, October 14
Kids eat at church. We enjoy leftovers!
If you scroll back to the top of this post you’ll see a menu below the family photo. Click on “Food” and a page will open that contains several posts with lots of our favorite recipes. On an iPhone tap “Navigation” above the photo and you’ll get a drop-down menu to choose from.
Do you follow me on Pinterest? I’m always finding new recipes to try.
The Blueberry Pie Bars I shared back in September were delicious! I’d not made those before but they were a hit. It’s probably one of my new favorite recipes. I’m thinking of trying it with strawberries or peaches. I’ll let you know.
Spicy Ranch Pretzels make a great football watching snack food.