Grab your comfiest clothes! It's time for the coziest comfort foods made quick and easy so you never miss an opportunity to take a walk, rake some leaves, pick a pumpkin, or take a selfie with the family.
Because making memories is what it's all about.
📅 Food Holidays
We celebrate a couple of fun food holidays this week. They're silly little holidays but it gives us an opportunity to make some memories and have some fun!
- November 12 is National Pizza Day
- November 14 is Pickle Appreciation Day... and I'm telling you I appreciate these pickled Jalapenoes!
- November 16 National Fast Food Day but you don't have to go out - try this copycat Popyeye's Chicken, Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, or Red Robin Campfire Sauce!
- November 17 is Homemade Bread Day and I have a lot of recipes. Take your pick - they're all fabulous!
💭 Things to know
As we get closer to the holidays don't forget to pick up extra baking supplies here and there so you'll have plenty on hand and not have to buy everything at once. You can also double up the dinner rolls and freeze half.
Thinking ahead and planning now will save time and stress later!
Here are some tips for this week -
- I love freezing the tequila lime chicken in recipe sized portions. It makes great burrito bowls, too!
- Double up on the queso - you'll need extra for the Taco Stuffed Shells.
- Move the days around as you need to. Don't forget there are more meal plans here.
🍹This week's cocktail
Bailey's Irish Temper
Chilly fall nights, cozy fires, comfy sweaters, and a steaming cup of Irish coffee - perfect!
Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos
Slow cooker tequila lime chicken makes a big batch - amazing tacos and you'll have plenty leftover for later in the week! Serve with rice and a salad.
Queso & Chips
There is nothing easier than this queso! Have a restaurant style meal with plenty of gooey queso and warm chips!
Key Lime Bundt Cake
White chocolate key lime bundt cake is moist and delicious - stays good for days... if it lasts that long.
Chicken Corn Chowder
Rich and hearty crockpot chicken corn chowder is perfect for chilly nights.
No Knead Bread
Easy, no knead sandwich bread goes together quickly and is delicious warm from the oven with butter melting in...
All of the flavors of the holidays! Tart cranberries, orange, and nuts in a buttery cranberry cookie.
This vintage recipe is a family meal that has stood the test of time! Deviled chicken is so easy and absolutely delicious.
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside fried potatoes warm up the most frigid night.
Classic pumpkin pie is good anytime - no need to wait for Thanksgiving!
Dorito Casserole with Beef
Who doesn't love a Tex-Mex supper like this ground beef Doritos casserole?
Classic southern flavors in these smoky, tender green beans.
Pig Pickin Cake
Lots of creamy tropical flavor in this easy make ahead cake! Pig Pickin' Cake is a southern tradition you'll love all year long.
Tamale pie is one of those hearty family favorites that many of us grew up on here in Texas. It's so GOOD!
Tender southern fried cabbage is a delicious side dish that goes with anything!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cobbler
This Mexican Hot Chocolate Cobbler is done in the microwave so it's super fast!
Taco Stuffed Shells
Taco stuffed shells have all the goodness of your favorite Italian food with all the spicy of your favorite Tex Mex.
Garlic Bread Sticks
Soft, garlicky, and dripping with butter, I'm giving you the secret to the best ever breadsticks around. You'll have an unlimited supply!
Hershey Kiss PB Cookies
Tender, buttery peanut butter cookie surrounds a rich, Hershey's Kiss. Don't wait for Christmas to enjoy these peanut butter kiss cookies.
Texas Two Step Chicken
Texas 2-Step Chicken!There is no recipe easier than this one! Tender chicken breast in an easy salsa based sauce - so good!
Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is NOT just for summertime enjoyment!
Lemon Meringue Pie
Old fashioned lemon meringue pie has a thick, fluffy, melt in your mouth meringue over a tangy lemon filling.
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