October 31, 2011

The Tradition of Fall AND the Menu Plan.

Last night, the five of us gathered in the kitchen to carve pumpkins. A tradition that Big Daddy and I love sharing with our girls. A tradition that we followed with our own families as children and that some day, our children will pass on to their children.

I found, for me, that Fall and Winter are the seasons of tradition. Spring and Summer are about new things, but Fall and Winter are about the comforts of tradition and the warmth of doing things the way they’ve always been done.  Carved pumpkins and soups.  Sugar cookies and a well worn pop-up book from which we read the same story every Christmas Eve.  Like I was read to and like I expect they’ll read to their babies someday.

I’m looking forward to sharing our Halloween pictures with you tomorrow, but for now?  A Monday Tradition.  The Menu Plan!


Carrying on our traditional theme, we’re having our traditional Halloween dinner of Halloweenie Winks and tater tots.  I’m sure most of you have made and eaten these and call them different things, but my Mom always called them weenie winks.  When the Princess was a baby, we added the Halloween twist and they’re our traditional pre-Trick or Treat dinner.


Double Dinner and a carry over.  Mama’s Meatballs and gravy over egg noodles with veggies


Double Dinner! Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili


Slow cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork with couscous and veggies


Date Night!  If I can confirm with Auntie.  ;)


Family Movie Night (and probably the easiest one yet!)


Penne with Chicken Thighs, garlic bread and salad

What are some of your favorite Fall and Winter traditions??

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