Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Turkey Apple Sandwiches

I have an excellent, tasty and super quick sandwich for you. It's filling and great for lunch but also would be good for dinner with some soup on a brisk fall day. This turkey apple sandwich will mix things up if you are in a food rut and you'll love how easy it is.

All you do is take some deli turkey and lay it out on a cookie sheet. Top with provolone cheese and bake in the oven for about 5 mins at 350 degrees.

While the oven is doing it's job, cut up some veggies and apples. I love gala apples, they are my favorite but have had this with many different kinds and they all work great. The turkey apple sandwich is made special with the flavor combo but also the texture, especially of the apple. At first the idea of fruit on a sandwich seemed just wrong but I promise this works and it works well!

You want the cheese to be melty and the turkey to be hot. Toast a couple pieces of bread and you are ready to assemble to your liking. I like this with tomato and mayo and my husband likes it plain. You want to eat this while it's still warm. I've tried it with untoasted bread and it's just not the same. It would be very tasty, although different textures, with some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner.

When I was working full time in an office, I would bring this for lunch every couple of weeks and prepare it in the microwave. Although the oven always tastes better to me, that works and really adds some variety and more gourmet feel on the sandwich in the brown bag lunch.

This turkey apple sandwich has become a go to for us but we try to rotate it so we don't get burnt out. Isn't that always the way it seems to go, there always comes a time when things feel so overdone and you need to shake it up a bit. Hopefully this gives you another idea to add to your arsenal of food ideas.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DIY Party Hat Kids Activity with free template

My little boy just turned two! I don't know where the time has gone but it has been a blast! For his birthday, I wanted to do an activity that was a little different than our day-to-day stuff and something he would enjoy. This kid LOVES TO COLOR. I mean he really really really loves it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Double Sided Halloween Sign - with Free Printable

Trick or treat double sided sign Halloween Sorry out of candy

Have you finished decorating for Halloween yet? It's almost here! If you haven't or just want a quick addition to your decor, I've got something fun and super easy for you. I've designed this double sided halloween sign. One side says "Trick or Treat" and the other "Sorry out of candy" that can be flipped if you do happen to run out of candy. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Frankenstein Halloween Free Printable

This may be my most favorite thing I have created in a long time. It makes me laugh every time I see it or think about it. It just popped in my head one day and I couldn't get it off my mind. The final product turned out so much better than what was in my head! It's really quite silly but isn't Halloween just a silly and/or scary holiday? I used to love the scary side but now that I have little ones I am more drawn to the silly side. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cheap & Easy Foil Dinner

I haven't known what to expect weather wise here in my new state of Alabama. I felt like the summer would never end. It. Was. So. Hot!! Add in the end of my pregnancy and it was a big change for me. My husband kept telling me how nice the fall would be and how much I would like it. A few weeks ago I was thinking he was crazy, still shorts and tanks and hot, hot, hot. I kept telling my mom and grandma to pack for hot weather on their trip about a week ago and be prepared for a shock! Well they got here and it was amazing weather. So comfortable and crisp! It for sure feels like fall and I am loving it! It's even been a bit chilly and I had to find jackets for the kids which I wasn't as prepared for as I like, but now I am shifting into fall and super excited for it.

I am more of a semi-homemade cook most days. Even more so now with two kids; I just don't have time everyday for the more complex things.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemade Suzy Q's

In honor of a recent visit from my mother, I have a delicious recipe to share with you. But first a funny little story about the history of Suzy Q's with my mom. There was one time I went grocery shopping with my mom and she bought a package of Suzy Q's. Somehow we didn't get that bag of groceries so my mom sent me back into the store to get it. They couldn't find it.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Alabama Visit Welcome Basket

My mom and grandma came out to visit last week! It was so fun and a great visit. I wanted them to know how much we appreciated them making the big trip across the country to see us. They were our first visitors from my side of the family since we left Utah and it was the first time they got to meet our baby girl. It meant so much to us that they came out. I wanted a little something to make them comfortable and to give them a few things specific to the south! We topped it off with a ribbon and a little note. Stephen dropped them off the morning they were set to arrive and the hotel had them sitting on their beds in their room.