Happy Sunday TKW Family! It’s time for another installment of my weekly menu to help you in figuring out what to make for dinner. So how was your week? Mine wasn’t too bad. This whole not being allowed to work, not being allowed to work out and under quarantine is getting old…fast! Yes I’m listening to the dr’s and not doing anything I’m not supposed to and I’m resting but this is so not me. But it is what it is you know. I’m taking the time to go over the website and tweak some things as well as work on a new design. I’m also looking for someone/company that is local to Pittsburgh that does embroidery. I want to get some TKW aprons and items made up. Once I’m better I think there is a local place not too far from where I live that does this so I’ll have to check it out. But if you guys know of a company definitely shoot me an email and let me know (contact me).
If you’ve been on our Facebook page then you’ve seen a lot of chatter this past week thanks to my amazing Admins (Latesha, Paul, Moose and Becky). The questions posed have been awesome. With it now being Fall it’s soup and chili weather. We had an amazing discussion what your favorite soups are for chilly weathers. For me I have my go-to soups…
And we can’t forget that sandwich discussion. It’s awesome to learn not only what each US city/town deems as their best sandwich but also what people in other parts of the world put between 2 slices of bread as their favorite sandwich. Man you people eat some weird stuff. LOL j/k So what’s your favorite? I couldn’t pick just one so I went with my top 5 list.
– Jif Creamy PB and Elderberry Jelly with a big glass of milk to dip it in (shush, don’t judge me!)
– Italian Rocket (Ham, pepperoni, capicola, hard salami, mozzarella & provolone, lettuce and zesty Italian dressing)
– Oven roasted turkey, avocado, thick bacon, arugula and dijon apple butter (trust me on the dijon apple butter!!!)
– Guinness Reuben on Jewish Rye with yellow mustard with rippled potato chips. MUST BE RIPPLED
– Shredded steak, grilled onions, melty cheese, Pittsburgh slaw and crispy fries on a thick Italian Bread
I saw some of the first leaves fall the other day and that instantly reminded me of when I was little. We had this HUGE, I mean HUGE, maple tree in our front yard that was on a hill. I couldn’t have been no more than 6 and I would grab the huge rake and rake for hours and hours (okay maybe 15 minutes but I was little and those leaves were everywhere). I’d get this HUGE pile of leaves, put my rake out of the way and start at the top of my hill and run down towards the pile as fast as my chubby little legs would take me and just dive straight into it. After about the 5 or 6th time of raking, piling and then destroying it my Mom came outside. I can still picture her to this day. Long sleeved shirt, long pants with the bottom of her pants tucked into her socks, curlers covered by a babushka and bright red lipstick. Mama never went without it. She came over and helped me pile the leaves up again only this pile was ginormous. It had to be a good 6′ high by 6′ long. When she was done, she put the rake out of the way and grabbed my little hand. Up to the top of the hill we went only instead of running down she had us lay on the ground, head-to-head holding hands and then we rolled towards that pile. Faster and faster we went finally crashing into the leaves. We would just lay there belly laughing like, well, kids. Back up we’d get and re-piling up those leaves we went.
You could tell she was tuckering out as was I but we decided to do it one more time. We piled it higher than ever and as we started to roll down and crash into the leaves, something grabbed our arms and growled! I don’t know who screamed higher or louder. Then we heard the belly laughs. My father had managed to sneak up and hide on the other side of the pile and just as we crashed into it, he grabbed us as the ‘big leaf monster’. LOL I thought my mother was going to beat him with the rake she was so mad but laughing all the while.
Fall is always a happy time for me; very comforting and cozy. Perhaps it’s the change in the weather and seasons; the change in the types of food we eat.
Here’s to an amazing week!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ Monday – Grandma’s Old Fashioned Meatloaf with creamy mashed potatoes
♥ Tuesday- Guinness Crock Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage with a Guinness Reduction Sauce
♥ Wednesday – Beef Fajita Quesadillas
♥ Thursday – Ultimate Oven Fried BBQ Chicken Breasts
♥ Friday – The Quintessential Perfect Reuben
♥ Saturday – Crockpot Pork Loin with Apples & Onions Sauce
♥ Sunday – Cheesy Meatball Stuffed Pizza Puffs
♥ Dessert of the Week – Amazing Gourmet Caramel Apples