This is always a hard week for me. I've been missing my mama something fierce this year, but spent time focusing on how blessed I am to have had her as my mom. She was incredible.
I have another salad obsession going on this week. We got a bag of grapefruit from Costco and they are delish! But y'all know how big a bag from Costco is with only two people in the house?? Enter said salad obsession: Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Toasted Walnut Salad, with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette. It sounds complicated, but is really a matter of mixing stuff together. (And if I'm being completely honest, I didn't even take the time to toast the walnuts....)
In other cooking news, I also made a childhood comfort food: Braised Beef with Hilopites. It's the perfect dish to just set on the stove and cook all day. Although it takes a while, it takes minimal effort. If you can't find Hilopites just use egg noodles ;).
I've been frantically writing my 70 little ones at school Thanksgiving love notes. I found the cutest little printable that I'm using. Every year I say I'm going to start way in advance and only write a few a day......I guess I'll have to try that next year. Ha!
Now, I've only just begun and I promise to update later, but I'm reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. So far, so good, and really funny. I have visions of finishing by the tree with a fire over break.
Now, hop on over and check out the other posts with Darci, Christina, Natasha, and April.