Hi Friends, This week on Catching Up With The Kelnhofers all things candy, SNOW in Milwaukee, 500+ unread emails and so many delicious things, plus a super serious question!!
Snickers…the big debate – do you think it’s overrated or underrated? There were a bunch of Snickers left over in my son’s Halloween bucket and I grabbed one and said to my husband “these are so underrated, they’re amazing” and he laughed and said “no way, Snickers are so overrated.” Important question: where do you fall in the debate?
All this Snickers talk reminds me…I need to make these peanut butter snickers brownies again one of these days.
New on the Blog:
- 5 Ingredient Healthy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa – Loving a slow cooker meal that’s full of flavor and protein
- Catching up with the Kelnhofers – another one in the series! I’ve now been doing them over 3 months and you guys seem to really love them!!
- Cranberry Walnut Crumb Dessert Bars – A great dessert to use for your Thanksgiving festivities
- Essential Mom Attire – Fall Edition – you guys, this is my newest blog series and I LOVE it! I hope you do too!
What to Make:
It’s soup season! Time to get warm and cozy inside and enjoy a delicious bowl of something yummy!
- Healthy Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Gnocchi soup
- Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
- Easy Chili con Carne made in and Instant Pot or Crock pot
- Vegan Red Lentil Chili
Keep an eye on my Instagram stories this weekend for even more soup recipes!
A sweet comment on a sweet treat – one of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts: 5 ingredient brown sugar pie
- “This pie was amazing!!! I ate a piece warm, but it was really great served cold!”
General stories/things I’m loving:
- We repainted several rooms in our house, one of which was the upstairs bathroom-the kids bathroom if you will. It was a hideous bright orange, oof is all I have to say. We got it painted a neutral gray (agreeable gray) and omg did it transform the room! I ordered this cool rubber duck patent print and I cannot wait to see it all together. I will, of course, share a picture when it’s done. Ben loves rubber duckies so I’m really excited I found this one.
- My office looks big and awkward now, so I’m going to use Havenly to help design it – they’re the online interior design service I used for the 3 kids shared room.
- I’d never had Captain Crunch before and, the other day, my husband brought home peanut butter Captain Crunch. It was so good. It reminded me of when I had honeycomb cereal and loved it so much I made it into these crazy delicious honey salted blondies.
- I watched the Avicii True Stories documentary on Netflix; what a sad and interesting story!
- Jack Ryan Season 2 is off to kind of a slow start…does anyone else think this? The episodes seem long and then, boom, in the last 5 minutes a bunch of stuff happens. It’s not as intense as Season 1 where I just HAD to watch the next episode and stayed up all night doing just that 🙂
- I’m currently reading A Woman Is No Man – This week I haven’t made it through my book because I’ve been having conversations with Ben in the car and it’s so cute. He’s starting to talk a little bit and our ‘conversations’ are some of my favorite moments of the day. He tells me if he colored or painted at school and I ask him what colors he painted with, things like that. I learned he painted (not drew) a fox, and the fox had ears and a nose and eyes and a tail, and he painted it orange. I mean how cute is that?!
- There’s so much snow here – Ben is in shock like the rest of us
- Ben had FroYo for the first time
- This Friday is a Serbian celebration called Slava (The Slava is a Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition of the ritual glorification of one’s family’s patron saint). The family celebrates the Slava annually on the saint’s feast day. I made Vanilice cookies with Ben
I have a 5 page to-do list and 500 emails…it’s a busy season. I’m so excited for the Holidays this year so I’m just plugging away. Do you have any productivity hacks? Just leave a comment below and let me know.
Until next time,