Hello and happy Frightening Friday!
This is the first year in FOREVER I didn’t decorate for Halloween. Not even one jack-o’lantern, not one spiderweb. And if you knew how many Halloween decorations I have, you’d be aghast I didn’t put them up. Like ALOT ALOT! I feel like a total boo-hoo-Scrooge! But this year, it didn’t happen. However, that just gives me more incentive to get my Christmas tree up. I’m looking at you the first weekend of November! In the meantime, I’ll go buy one bag of candy, make a pot of chili or soup for dinner, and snuggle up under a blanket while I wait for trick-or-treaters to pull me away from the T.V.
I made this tortellini soup with sausage this week. After my husband proclaimed it was the best version I’ve ever made, well, I just might have to make it again for Halloween. I made it on the stovetop, added chickpeas, and topped it with the ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese topping I put on my lasagna soup. No wonder he loved it so much—CHEESE (and sausage)!
But before I finalize our Halloween menu, I’ll just go ahead and say, let’s get into this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy!
What this mom living in Japan, home to the world’s healthiest kids, says Japanese parents do differently.
An adorable, pitch-perfect singing dog. So cute.
And, these photos of dogs catching treats are incredible!
What a pretty cover of an amazing song.
The servers at this restaurant all have dementia (and that’s the point).
An interesting trick for adding another layer of flavor to your pasta. Have you/would you try this?
These jalapeño popper mummies are so dang cute for the big spook night.
I have been craving quiche in a big way and this quiche recipe is totally on my must-make list.
Here’s a reminder that chicken stock is so easy to make, especially with my tried and true recipe (this stuff is straight liquid gold).
Let’s do the orzo!
- This orzo and sausage soup
- Creamy ricotta chicken and orzo skillet
- My lemony chicken and orzo stew is SO GOOD!
The cream cheese filling in these pumpkin muffins is all you’re gonna want this week.
Break out the slow cooker and make these steak bites.
An epic looking turkey sandwich (that totally has me excited about Thanksgiving).
And, these Asian turkey bowls look perfecly lunchable.
Homemade hot chocolate for those chill nights, or make it and package for hostess gifts.
This fall curry is right no target.
Mojo pork is ready to get loaded.
OMG these butterscotch treats look amazing.
And these spooky brownies bring the halloween spirit.
These dish towels are some of my favorites and they’re at an INSANE price.
It’s game time!
- This classic board game is 50% off and I don’t have it yet.
- I’ve heard this game is so much fun for groups of friends. Perfect for my college friends reuinon where the skeletons come out of the closet.
- With over 45,000 nearly 5-star reviews, obviously this game is one that needs to be played.
I love trench coats, and this post is full of great inspo.
Beyond white noise: how different “color” sounds help or hurt. So fascinating.
That’s it for this week! Have a haunted weekend!
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