Happy October, everyone! I'm really excited for this month and I don't know about you, but I'm LOVING the cooler weather. Last week was our town's fair and for once we weren't sweating walking around and seeing the sights. I even squeezed in a little consignment shopping for kids clothes and I made out really well! Silas is set for winter clothes besides a couple more pairs of jeans and Wesley already has a lot of hand-me-downs so he's good. Do any of you go to consignment sales/shops for your kids' clothes?
Because of the fair, and me getting over some weird stomach thing, we have a couple of carry overs from last week. Here's the plan:
It's amazing to me how simple it is to make french bread pizza and that I had never made it before! It was always in the back of my mind as a quick dinner and i finally got around to trying (the non-frozen version) at home. Fantastic! This is a PERFECT dinner for a busy weeknight and a great way to use up extra veggies and meats for customizable toppings. I kept mine pretty generic, while Paul decided to get a bit creative with his. The key to this recipe is the baking temperature and time. It kept the inside of the bread soft, but the edges crispy and the cheese perfectly melted.
14oz jar pizza sauce (highly recommend Prego brand)
3 cups shredded mozzarella
1 serrano pepper, seeded & diced
20 pepperoni slices
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
Cut french bread in half length wise and lay cut side up on a cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each half. Place desired toppings on each half, we had one with just pepperoni and one with both serrano peppers and pepperoni.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over toppings and then parmesan cheese (Paul added a little colby jack cheese to the top of his as well).
Finally, sprinkle oregano and garlic powder over each pizza. Bake at 500 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Slice and serve!
Looking for some more quick & easy weeknight dinners?
Ok, are ready for a serious sugar rush?? This post is going to make you in the mood for some chocolate, I'm just warning you! This year for Halloween I will have two little trick-or-treaters. One of which just sprouted his first molar, so he definitely will not be able to eat any candy he collects! And the other one would eat the entire bag that night if I let him, so I better have some plans to use up all this candy coming my way.
What do you do with leftover candy? Here are over 30 creative ideas:
Oh my gosh, how cute are those M&M filled cornucopias?! Such a fun idea to give out as class treats for Thanksgiving. And I will FOR SURE be saving some 3 Musketeers bars to make some Polar Express Hot Cocoa.
Just in case you didn't get enough ideas from all those delicious treats, I'll be adding more to my Halloween Candy Creations pin board through October 31st. Happy fall, everyone!