Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday, it's Friday!

In keeping with my focus on gratitude for the rest of the year...

Grateful for a new puppy that is smart and surprisingly well behaved.  And now as tall as our six year old Cockapoo.
Irish pubs and amazing pub food.  Perfect for celebrating a 50th birthday.
Colourful, windy, autumn.
Monkey bread.
Our son's creative girlfriend, who made us an amazing Thanksgiving centrepiece, and a wonderful batch of cupcakes.
Kids that will eat a cheese platter for dinner, when dinner ended up taking four hours more than I thought it would.  Hello, who knew butter chicken needs to marinate first?
Discovering that acorn squash seeds taste just as good as pumpkin seeds.

We're getting ready to re-create our annual Halloween Window Display.

We're excited to be able to cheer on our Toronto Blue Jays for another series.  Cue all of the game foods, like Spinach Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip.


I'm still looking for ways to use up all of the apples after our apple orchard outing.  I'm thinking about Slow Cooker Bourbon Apple Butter.  Yep, bourbon :)

And I found these Spiced Almond Butter Chocolate Cups.  Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, but for grown ups.

Show your dog some love with these Cheesy Sweet Potato Treats.

Show yourself some love with No-churn Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream.

You know how all those awesome casserole dishes always call for canned soup?  We all need this Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe in our lives.

These Oreo Truffle Bats are the coolest Halloween treat I've seen.

And this Deathly Hallows Cheese Board blew me away.  I have never seen anything like it.  Wow. just wow.

In other news, we're under a snow squall warning for tonight and tomorrow... AND we turned on the fireplace for the first time last night.  Maybe it really is time to put my flip flops away.  It's all downhill once that happens.

And hey, did you like my Facebook page yet?

Happy Friday, happy weekend!


  1. Lovely pics and the window display looks ace! #PoCoLo

  2. Everything looks so lovely, have a great weekend!

  3. I turned on my fireplace when I got home from a cold, rainy bonfire BBQ Friday night. Then Saturday I dashed out and bought new warm scarf, hat and gloves.
    And. Then. It. Snowed.
    It's all my fault!!! It was all too soon and I sent the wrath of The Fluffy Flakes upon us!!! LOL
    That Halloween cheese board and the lovely centrepiece would definitely make me feel better right now. :)

  4. I always toss my acorn squash seeds! Looks like I'm going to have to save those little guys and try roasting them. Thanks for the insight! Your food photos look so tasty- especially the cheese plate. YUM! It's great that your kids are satisfied with eating it for a meal. If I were so! #mummyandus

  5. I hadn't liked your FB page, but I do now! I made Oreo truffles for the first time this weekend, but those bats take it to another level! Happy Fall, Jenn :)

  6. I keep hearing about monkey bread, I must find out more! Oh and that puppy. Ears like velvet by the looks of it, what a darling! :) #pocolo

  7. So much gorgeous looking food here! I love that idea of using a pumpkin vase too! :)

  8. Your dog is gorgeous!! The pumpkin vase is wicked cool -- thanks for linking up!

  9. Super cute dog, amazing looking food I am on way way over . . . OK I'm not really but wow how good does it all look, including that centrepiece. Thanks for sharing #mummyandus

  10. I'm about to go on a pinning spree with this stuff! Whoa! So many nice, nice things to celebrate and enjoy. And Happy Thanksgiving! It's so odd to think of it as before Halloween, but I bet it's odd to think of it as after too.

  11. Lovely pictures, that window display is amazing! #mummy&us

  12. Certainly some delightful things to be grateful for here. Many of the things you mention sound delicious despite not being acquainted with them.

  13. What a beautiful puppy! Yes, you have lots to be thankful for. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I would be very happy eating a cheese platter for dinner! And, I did just like your FB page!

  14. Wonderful photos as ever Jen. A belated Happy Birthday and how gorgeous is your puppy? I am looking forward to lots more photos! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  15. I'm trying to focus on gratitude tooooo! Never would have guessed that about butter chicken. ;P Your new dog is precious!!


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