How was everyone’s week? I actually had a chance to get out of the house and spend time with friends. We get so busy throughout the week that we tend to forget about ourselves. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of the family routine and make that time but it’s much needed, at least for me. This week for my Sunday Favorites – Keeping it Real Throughout the Week addition I am going to share some of my favorite ways to celebrate with friends, easy decorating ideas and how to get those kids in the kitchen. Hope you like them as much as we do.
Since I was going to a friend’s house I wanted to bring a fun appetizer to share. I saw these Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella Garlic Toasts recipe over at Everyday Occasions. The original recipe was meant for the summer using the grill. Since it’s chilly I just used the oven and it came out great. I also added fresh tomato on each toast along with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. It was a huge hit and will be made again, and again!
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. I always make a big pot of chili and hot dogs for the kids so they can easy come in and grab something while trick or treating. We hang with the neighbors sitting by a fire pit drinking hot apple cider, it’s a fun night for everyone. This year I decided to make my own apple cider. I’ve seen recipes and it looked pretty easy so I thought, why not! It turned out perfect! It was lighter than store bought and not as sweet which we loved, and it went well with some rum for the adults!
Now that Halloween is over I will be putting all of our decorations in storage and getting out some of my Thanksgiving favorites. One thing that I don’t have is a good door wreath. I love this DIY idea from Make it and Love it. Now you can even find burlap banners so you don’t need to make your own.
We also had a fun week at school making homemade applesauce. I make applesauce with my own kids every year but this year I had a chance to show other children how much fun it is to cook in the kitchen. This is a easy introduction to cooking with kids, and can be done with children under 3 years old.