Friday, October 24, 2014

Catz on the Move: La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie (Lake Oswego, OR)


We were, it seemed, the last people in the Portland Metro area to dine at La Provence. While I'm sure that isn't true, it felt that way. We'd been getting recommendations from friends to try it for a year or two, and we'd been picking up bread and pastries from one of the restaurant's farmers' market stands for quite some time. Anytime I would mention the establishment to a coworker or acquaintance, typically in the process of raving about their baked goods, I would get the apparently obligatory, "You haven't been to the restaurant in Lake Oswego yet?!" Well, after going to the theater to see "The Hundred Foot Journey" a month or so ago, Chels and I were desperately craving some French food, and we happened to be at theater down the street from the restaurant, so we went.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Glazed Pumpkin Orange Cookies


Since the beginning of September, I have brought you a total of six pumpkin recipes! That's got to be some kind of record for me. Today, I'm stepping that number up to seven! To say I have a pumpkin addiction would be putting it mildly. I love the stuff. Maybe next year I will just dedicate one whole week to all things pumpkin. What would you think about that?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese


Tis the season for comfort foods! Can I get an amen? AMEN!

Back in August, Josh suggest we make more Macaroni and Cheese dishes as our main entree. Well, twist my arm why don't ya!

#GIVEMEALLTHECARBYPASTAINTHELAND

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Tidings!


1. Yesterday we got Gracie going on a little bit of school work. We don't have all of Eden's books yet and we're still waiting on Grace's spelling book to get here, but Grace got started on her math and working on her cursive handwriting by writing out a few verses from Proverbs. She also started working on her Awana verses last Friday.

2. This weekend, we took Grace pj shopping. She needed a new pair with pants and a nightgown. We went to Kohls, Target, Justice, and Macy's and not one of those places had nightgowns in her size. It's like they stop making once they reach size 10-and she is more of a 12 at this point. Are there other stores that you know of that sell kids nightgowns?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Menu 10/20-10/26


Can you believe that after this week, it's Halloween week and then we're headed right into Thanksgiving? Why is it that summer always seems to drag by, but once we hit September we're on fast forward until the holidays are over. Maybe it's just me, because I'm not much of a summer person. I just want the weeks to slow down a bit so I can enjoy my favorite season.

Our weather is certainly becoming more fall-like every day. This week it's supposed to rain nearly every day! We had a beautiful weekend, so that is something to be thankful for. But the rain is here. I for one love the rain. Except when I have to go grocery shopping in it. Then it just kind of bites. But oh well. #Thatslife

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crockpot Pumpkin Turkey Chili


Today is a very stormy day. The wind howled all night, the rain has poured all day. A neighbors tree branch even fell into our yard. It's a perfect recipe for chili and I'm also fulfilling a promise I made on sharing more pumpkin recipes! How's that for killing two birds with one stone?! By the way-where did that phrase come from? That's awful! Who gets their kicks from killing birds with stones?

Anyways...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting and a GIVEAWAY!


Today, I'm celebrating my sweet friend Deborah who just published her first cookbook, the Red Velvet Lover's Cookbook! I met Deborah through her blog years ago and instantly fell in love with her recipes and sweet personality. I'm so proud of her for getting her recipes published and if you continue reading, you too, can enter to win a copy of her cookbook. So don't go anywhere! :)

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