When I think of Fall, I think of chilly weather, hearty meals, sweaters and boots, pumpkin patches, colorful leaves, and apple pie. It's my favorite time of year! I'm also a bit of a Halloween nut.
So in honor of October, here's Five for Fall: 4 new recipes and a craft!
1) Cheeseburger Casserole:
This is an easy week night meal with very little effort involved. It has the added bonus that the kids will eat it as quick as you make it. Ha! Visit: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/05/easy-cheeseburger-casserole.html for the recipe. I Love Six-Sisters recipes and have a few of their cook books. Such yummy ideas!
2) Loaded Potato Cheese Soup:
This wonderful potato goodness is now one of our favorite fall soups! SOOO delish! Try it in a bread bowl! Visit: http://www.thewickednoodle.com/loaded-potato-soup/ for the recipe and check out her other fantastic meal ideas! Plus, I love the name of the blog!
3) Pretzel Bites:
I thought homemade pretzel anything would be difficult, but as it turns out, it so easy and totally worth every ounce of effort. Perfect for football season! Visit: http://www.iheartnaptime.net/easy-homemade-pretzel-bites/ for the recipe. Lots of other great recipes to check out, and again, a fun blog name. :)
4) Baked Pumpkin Donuts:
Buyer....er, Baker Beware! These are ridiculous! ...and by ridiculous, I mean so delicious you will eat them all and have calorie count regret. Ha! Perfect Fall treat! Visit: http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/08/pumpkin-doughnuts/ for the recipe. For the glaze, it wasn't precise. It was 1/2 cup powdered sugar with about 1 tbsp milk and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Mix together and then dip donuts face down. Place on wax paper to dry. Or like her recipe above, you can roll the hot donut in cinnamon and sugar. Both were lip smacking good!
Candy Corn Jars:
And of course, our fun Candy Corn Mason Jars! Way too cute not to put out on the table with candles a glow or some treats hidden inside.
White, orange, and yellow acrylic craft paint
Sponge paint brushes
Small piece of sandpaper
Tape if desired
1) If you want, use tape to tape off your white and yellow sections. Just helps guide the lines. I didn't use tape since the wide sponge brush does a pretty even job.
2) Start at top and paint the white. Get a good even layer on and let dry.
3) Paint the orange next and let dry.
4) Paint the yellow and let dry.
5) Repeat 2-4 for a second layer.
6) When jars are dry, distress a bit with sandpaper.
7) Tie twine around top.
Happy Fall! enjoy the cool off and change of season!