Look, you guys
It’s here. My most favorite, beautiful, scenic time of year. I told the kids it was supposed to snow this week so we had to ask Alexa when the first technical day of winter is. Do you want to know what she said? December 21st. Yet we have snow in the forecast for today, November 6. You try explaining all of this to a 4 year old. Why oh why can’t crispy, cool autumn fulfill its assigned 3 full months?! Winter is so dang greedy and aggressive around here🙄
But we certainly won’t stop celebrating autumn in this house until that far away day in December…and this yummy Cinnamon Apple Pear Sauce will certainly be a constant in our fridge. I’m addicted. My kids could take down an entire batch in one sitting. I even got a “I want to eat this every day of my life!” from Jude. Winning.
Heres the deal, you guys. I’m going to be frank with you. I am getting lazy. Like LAAAAZZZZYYYY. Yes, you can still count on me to get a decent dinner on the table most nights…but man, I’ll find a shortcut. Now don’t get me wrong..I love a good Sunday spent in the kitchen…but these weeknights are all about saving time.
I feel like life has progressively taken me to this place of minimal effort. And yes, the weather these days must have something to do with it, too. But it used to be, you know, pre-kids, I was putting hours into dinner. Hours. Meticulously dicing, pureeing, grinding, whatever it took to make the food absolutely delicious. Then one kid…two kids..came along and it has gradually shifted from hours of effort to literally strategizing how I can get this meal on the table as quickly as possible. What shortcuts can I take that wont sacrifice taste? How can I make this easier, not only for myself, but for you, my NP people…because Lord knows you don’t have the time either, friends. Continue reading
Oh boy. Get ready. I’m in gush mode over here.
Can you even? It’s just… Continue reading
Happy Halloween Week! It’s funny, I was never really a fan of this upcoming holiday until my kids came along. But now, for me, it’s basically pure excitement. It’s a fun excuse to dress my kids in hilarious outfits (please, just pray Jude allows me to put his costume on him for at least one photo. one, thats the goal this year, just one little itty bitty photo is all i ask for. pray friends, pray.) Not to mention this holiday is perfectly placed among the most GORGEOUS time of year. Crispy Autumn. Ahh.
So on top of the costume thing and the beautiful time of year thing I’m pretty sure most of my excitement stems from the fact that it’s a perfectly wonderful opportunity to get fun and creative in the kitchen. Holidays equal special food. Always. Continue reading