Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Cooking.

Look who's back in the blogging world? Sorry for my lengthy absence... after the baseball season ended, we went straight to Charleston for a wedding. Once we were back, we had an insane amount of packing/cleaning/closet cleaning out to do! And to top it all off, we've been looking at houses almost every day since we've been back in Nashville. May have some exciting new for you guys in the upcoming days, too, so stay tuned!!

Since it's October, I can officially start cooking with pumpkin, cinnamon, and cranberries without feeling like a nut. (Even though it's still in the 80s on some days here in Nashville!) I've made two AMAZING dinners this past week that I wanted to share with you. Fall-inspired and highly recommended by my little honey, these two recipes are easy to create - yet full of taste. No one will believe that these recipes are that simple...but they are! I will post one dish today and one dish later this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Happy Fall, Y'all!

Fall Meal: Stuffed Pork Loin Chops (Recipe below), baked sweet potato, and a fall-inspired salad

I was too lazy to write the whole recipe out, so I took a picture of it! Ha!
This one is GREAT! Try it for your "little honey" or group of friends.

These Crispy Sage and Garlic Mashed Potatoes go very well with the pork dish!
I didn't make them because I am trying to be (somewhat) healthy before my 10 Year High School reunion. (Gasp!) 

Another fall dish I wanted to share with you guys is Pumpkin Oatmeal.
Truthfully, I've made a version of this every other day for the past 2 weeks. It's THAT good!
I use this recipe, then add my own ingredients.
I use skim or 1% milk to make the oats, and I add 1/2 of a mashed banana for sweetness.
Once it's done I add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, toasted pecans, cranberries, and a drizzle of almond butter over the top! So warm and satisfying! 
Also LOVING the book "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls! Such a touching story!

My little honey and I went to "Grapes and Grains" this weekend, benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wine and whiskey tasting? 
Perfect for both of us... I taste the wine, he tastes the whiskey!

Since I am doing a MAJOR closet clean-out, I will be doing a sale on my blog with some amazing, gently used clothing and shoes. Keep checking back for that! 
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  1. I forget you're in Nashville! Just spent the weekend there. Following you on Twitter, I'm @fashionsmaven :)

  2. That looks yummy and cant wait to see what you are selling!!

  3. closet clean out? sign me up. this meal looks so yummy. i love fall cooking. I hope you had an amazing weekend, love. Thanks for sharing. I attended a store launch party in Vegas this weekend, love if you'd check out the post. xo

  4. YUM! Those pork chops sound amazing!
    xo Josie

  5. Oh my god that food looks DELICIOUS!!!

    Where are your boots form in that photo?! I love them!!


  6. those potatoes looks amazing. and yes, the glass castle is quite a read.

  7. oh gosh, that looks fantastic! i loooove all the food you feature here on your blog -- delicious! :D

    <3, Mimi
    Stages of Beauty Giveaway :)

  8. I loved the glass castle too! Really good book!