I usually always share something Halloween related with this post but I decided to share inspiration for Day of the Dead instead. It might be because I have the movie Coco on the mind but I really love the connection we should have with our ancestors. Enjoy!
I am one of the lucky few. The person lucky enough to have a great relationship with cities that I have never lived in but been to, often. Often enough, that it has a familiar feeling of home. That is how I felt on my last trip to Chicago. When I need a “city fix” that is the place I like to be. For those of you who have never been . . . go. Go and enjoy a Midwest feeling wrapped in a city package.
My sister was the lucky one that got to live in the city for a number of years (and I think she secretly wants to go back). I kind of wish she would since where she used to live in the city was as ideal as you could get. That would save me a LOT of money when visiting.
In the meantime, here are a couple of my favorite places.
It is my favorite time of year again!! I am trying to not let my ultra-busy life right now take over my love of the holiday or season. I am trying my best to fit in celebration as well as all the other things trying to eat up all my time. I am hoping . . . really hoping this year . . . that I will be able to dress up for the Halloween. So I am trying to be proactive and get something pulled together before I run out of time.
But there is always inspiration for years to come. Here are 5 that I am eyeing for the future.
I grew up in a house where we ate soup but it wasn’t a crowd pleaser (my Dad didn’t like soup) so it wasn’t made with any kind of frequency. As an adult—I just love soup!! I usually get in trouble because I make too much of it but I am always open to sharing. Soup is so versatile, such a chameleon in the food world that you can never go wrong. It ranks right up there with my second love of sandwiches.
Now that the weather has turned cooler, I find myself looking at more and more soup recipes and (of course) the bread that needs to go with it. (Let’s be honest for a second—you can’t have soup without something to dip into it!) Here are 5 recipes that I am looking forward to making in the months ahead.
- Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from Delish with Classic French Baguette from Mrs. P’s Kitchen
- Vegetable Barley Soup from Hello Little Home with Rosemary Thyme No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread from Pinch Me, I’m Eating
- Nonna’s Italian Style Chicken Noodle Soup from 4 Sons R Us with Garlic Mozzarella Dippers from Cooking TV
- Quick Chicken Pho from Simply Recipes with (I wouldn’t dip anything in my Pho but if you want something extra . . .) Bahn Mi Sandwich from Food People Want
- Signature Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili from Iowa Girl Eats with Buttery Sweet Corn Bread from Norine’s Nest