Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Week In My Kitchen

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's National Pumpkin Day!

Oh how I love all things pumpkin!  Do you?

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day - a day to celebrate pumpkins. 

Here is link to some of my favorite pumpkin recipes.

Here is a link to the recipe for my newest favorite pumpkin recipe -
Pumpkin Maple Cream Trifle.

I made this dessert for our October church potluck and it was SO good.
I had a feeling I was really going to like it and that is why I made it for the pot luck. 
Other than my daughter, the rest of my family is anti-pumpkin.  Isn't that sad? :-( 
So when I make something pumpkin-y I usually have a lot of leftovers.
When I make something for a potluck I am able to try it out, 
but I am also only able to have one serving! ;-)

I can't wait to make it again for Thanksgiving!
It reminded me of the eclair cake I make in the summertime,
but with pumpkiny, autumny goodness!

And, last, but not least, here is a link to the pumpkin recipes that I want to try in the future. :-)

Happy Pumpkin Day!  

Menu Plan

Menu Plan
October 26th - November 1st

hosting youth group for dinner - pizza, cokes, and desserts 

fettuccine alfredo, garlic knots, ceasar salad

hamburgers, french fries

out for supper 

welcome to the world dinner delivered to a family with a new baby 
and extras for our family

frito pie, apple slices and creamy caramel dip 

to be decided (something warm though because we're getting a cold front!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Date Night at the Ranch

I was so, so happy to get to go out to the ranch for a date night with Mr. H. this past weekend.
The kids had plans, the cows needed to be fed, and Mr. H. needed to get his deer feeder set up for deer season.  So, Friday after work, we headed out to the ranch!

It was already dark after we fed the cows, but no worries.  
I used a flashlight and the tailgate to put together some hobo meals for our supper.

Mr. H. got a fire started and some great coals going.

It was nice to sit and visit while we waited for our tasty dinner to cook.

It always amazes me how such simple ingredients tossed into some foil
ends up tasting SO good!

We enjoyed the campfire, the many stars,
and, of course, a s'more or two!

The next morning we drove out to set up the deer feeder.

Mr. H. got it set up and filled,

and then was messing with the timer.

He accidentally set it off while he was standing under it!  
It was quite funny. :-)

We took a couple of pictures in a pretty spot by the pond,

and then did some target practice.

Like my custom, hand made holsters?  They're courtesy of Mr. H. :-)

Far too soon it was time to pack up and head home.

Just past the gate there was a tree down on the county road 
that wasn't there the night before!

Mr. H. quickly got it out of the way with his chainsaw that he usually carries with him!

We made it in plenty of time to enjoy some lunch at Snow's on the way home!

They're only open on Saturday's and when they sell out,
they sell out!

Best brisket in Texas!  Trust me. :-)

Date nights at the ranch.  Sure wish they could happen more often.
But, I guess if they did, they wouldn't feel as special.