Happy Friday! This week absolutely flew by!! Let's get right down to this week's Friday Five:
Another tennis season is officially in the books. Our number one singles player and doubles team competed in the individual state finals last weekend, with our doubles team capturing the state title. I couldn't be happier for these two.
"Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes,
but that heroes fight like Greeks."
- Winston Churchill
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Oxi Day -- the day Ioannis Metaxas, the Primer Minister of Greece, rejected the ultimatum made by Moussolini with a single word: OXI (NO)! The ultimatum demanded that Greece allow Axis forces to occupy strategic locations with Greece or to face war. Although outnumbered, the Greeks fought for months resisting, and ultimately changing the course of World War II.
Hubby and I both love pork (well, Hubby did until he decided he's allergic, but that's a whole other story....) and although BBQ is probably the most popular way to fix a shoulder, in our little hive we LOVE to roast it Greek style. Although it cooks for quite a while, the prep work is minimal and the result is juicy, flavorful yumminess.
Several years ago a sweet friend shared Weight Watcher's Taco Soup recipe with me. Over the years we've modified the recipe (a lot) and use it as a quick chili recipe. Add spooky white cheddar ghosts (simply cut free hand from slices) and you've got a perfect meal for a chilly Halloween evening.
Happy Friday!! It's been such a gorgeous week! The leaves are turning and the weather is crisp in the morning, but warm in the afternoon. Perfection. Here's hoping the weekend is, too! Now for this week's five:
My boys are playing in the first round of the State Finals this afternoon. We'll have to win three tough matches to win it all, but I'm hoping that's a good number, seeing we're going for a 3-peat!
If y'all are in the Indianapolis area you need to scoot on over and check out the grocery "experience" that is Market District. It opened last week and has been absolutely hopping ever since. Daddy went over the weekend and told me about some deals that just can't be beat. I had no idea what I was really getting myself into....this place is enormous. Although I'm not sure I will make this my everyday grocery....seeing that I don't usually go North of 106th, this is out of "my box"....but I will definitely be checking the weekly ad and will head there for specialty items.
This recipe has been popping up all over Facebook and loving all things pumpkin I couldn't wait to try it. Taking into account said pumpkin love, I slightly adjusted the recipe, increasing the amount of pumpkin and spices. It comes together quickly and would look utterly adorable served in a hollowed out mini pumpkin. The perfect Fall dish for parties, tailgating, and celebrations!
I was terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Chef Paul Prudhomme last week. It's a well known fact around here that I have a deep love for him. My family and I were fortunate enough to meet the gentle, welcoming chef on a trip to New Orleans. He was incredibly personable and his love for food and New Orleans shone through. It was a rare, true treat.
I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life, one more than one occasion, at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen. It was an experience, not just a meal.
Happy October, Y'all!! I can hardly believe that it is here, but Fall Break is next week, and I. can't. wait. The leaves here are just starting to change and last night was down right chilly. I'm anxious to soak in some of the season. Now for this week's Five on Friday....
In honor of a week off next week (although I do still have tennis...) I think I'll whip up another batch of Honeycrisp Sangria. So yummy. Fall in a glass.
Earlier this week I shared a few of my favorite coffee recipes in honor of National Coffee Day. (BTW, have you tried the chocolate cake recipe yet?? I'm serious when I say you won't regret it...and I don't even like chocolate cake.) Today I'm back with a quick little DIY coffee mug. I love making these. The sky is the limit with how they can be decorated; just leave it up to your imagination.