Hi All!! Hope everyone is having an amazing week and you are getting to enjoy all of the awesome things Fall has to offer! I finally got some of my fall decorations up in the house, and we got our pumpkins and mums for outside last weekend. This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love that the mornings are cool and crisp, but the afternoons warm up to glorious temperatures. Perfect for all those awesome fall outdoor activities! And of course I love EVERYTHING pumpkin… and apple for that matter! Fall candles, apple cider, tall boots, and jeans and hoodies… seriously does it get any better?!?
I took a day off last weekend so we could get in all sorts of fall family activities! And we have more things lined up for the next two weekends leading into Halloween! We are planning our annual apple picking trip for Sunday, which always leads to a restocked freezer full of homemade applesauce and apple butter. We also already got in our hayrides, corn maze and pumpkin patch trip. So many fun things to do before the weather gets too cold! The beginning of this week has been unseasonable warm, so I keep kicking the kids outside as soon as they get home from school to soak up this awesome weather! We all know the cold and snow is coming here in Eastern Pennsylvania!
What are you favorite fall activities and traditions? Are they any special things in your area that you love to do this time of year? Or any recipes you love to cook as soon as the seasons start to change? I am always looking for fun new things to do with the kids!
Things have been so busy around here and sometimes it is so hard to balance everything. So I took a few days off from the blog to concentrate on things that needed to get done around the house. With jobs and three kids I feel like there is never a free second in the day, something or someone always needs my attention. We have some big things coming up that I am starting to plan for, which I am really excited about! Our littlest love is turning one at the beginning of December and birthdays, especially first ones, are a huge deal around here. So the planning has started for her party!
Also, we are planning a Walt Disney World trip for the end of January, which takes tons of preparation! We will be there for my oldest and my birthdays so it will be an extra magical trip! With all the holidays and celebrations coming up money and time always become a factor. So our meals have to be quick and cheap lately. Now those two things don’t always go hand in hand with healthy, right? So I am always on the hunt for recipes that are hearty, healthy, can be thrown together in a snap and are easy on the wallet… whew! That’s a lot to ask for in a dinner!
This recipes is soooo easy and soooo delicious! And it only has a handful of ingredients! Our CSA share finished up last week, which I am super sad about, but we got an awesome cabbage in one of our last baskets. Perfect for this recipe! Combine that with some potatoes and kielbasa and you have the perfect weeknight fall meal! Now my 4 and 5 year old are pretty good eaters, so I have no trouble getting them to gobble up this meal, but the cabbage in this dish has an awesome sweetness that little bellies will love! So don’t be afraid to offer this to the kiddos as well!