November is which a whirlwind for work. Our Thanksgiving fundraiser makes my October & November a bit nutty. By the end of the month I was really exhausted physically, I got a bit sick, I was tired of going to bed thinking about work and waking up thinking about work. I made a few quick dinners but I was glad to not add too much to my plate and just try to focus/enjoy the ride.
This month, sis’ bday was a fiesta! I made Mexican Street Corn and Mr. J made margaritas. Other than that, Mom made everything else. I looooved the corn. It was creamy, salty from the cheese, sweet from the corn, and had just a hint of zest from lime. It was so great as a side. I’d also definitely be willing to put it on a taco. This one will be a quickie repeat.
The Three Bite Rule. Turned. Five. Yes, 5 year old. Craziness!
I wanted something really good in the crockpot. This crockpot cassoulet wasn’t the best I’ve ever made, but I liked it annnnd I used dried beans, so that was a first.
Queso Smothered Chicken over a bed of black beans and peppers was the perfect tweak on taco-night.
The Little One:
He is so funny. He’s movin’! He took his first steps just before turning 10 months. I love Mr. J’s monthly photos. He always looks like: splat! Like he’s stuck! There are about 5 seconds before he wiggles off. He has no interest in staying still. The poor babe. He had hand, foot, and mouth. It felt like forever. This photo was delyaed while he was cov-ered in it. Ugg. It’s a total yuck one. Let’s not do that again….ummk?
Progress on this year’s goals:
The Year of the Earring: I missed it this go-round.
make more salad dressings: I made a dressing for the Mexican Street Corn…counts, right?
factor more time into how long every-day tasks/trips will take: I’d say I did OK during my busiest time of the year.
recreate restaurant menu items: Nope, I missed this one too.
be more adventurous with my reading selections: I haven’t read much.
use the crockpot more: Yup! I made Crockpot Cassoulet.
seafood once a month: Nope, I’m behind on that.