1. Over the weekend I just realized… I wonder how long it will be before I wear heels again. Will I ever wear heels again? My closet is crying.
2. These s’mores pretzel bites are all I need.
3. I know that last week I said I wasn’t ready for fall at all, but maybe I’m just a leeeeeettle bit ready for fall candles? Just the candles people!
4. And I say this as there is actually halloween AND christmas stuff out now. It’s crazy. Part of me is hopeful for the cozy fall season but also… terrified.
5. The absolute best way to organize your freezer! Hello. I need to print this out and hang out in my kitchen.
6. TV things!! I can’t stop thinking about how incredible this season of Yellowstone is. And who else is watching Selling Sunset?! Um, have you see this whole thing about a Saved By the Bell reboot? Not sure how I feel about it.
7. Why do I always think everyone is mad at me? This is good!
8. What recipes (or other things!) do you want to see in the fall season? Tell me, tell me!
19 Comments on “Tuesday Things.”
I have given up on heels altogether. I am catching up on Downton Abbey and cannot stop!!!
I am ready for Fall but again, what happened to Spring and Summer?
could not agree more! i still feel like it’s april or may!
Maybe you’ve talked about this before, but how do you come up with your recipe ideas? During this quarantine time, I’ve been mostly trying to come up with things based on just what we have without adding extra trips to the grocery store. I’ve always depended on recipes (from you and other blogs, thank you!) to help guide my week. It’s been fun to figure things out with the recipes, but also hard to go beyond the basic.
Hi Kelly! She definitely mentioned somewhere (/could’ve been another blogger) but getting inspiration from The meals she sees/eats when out (not exactly quarantine friendly)
I, like you, am a only one trip to the grocery store kinda gal (but I send my husband to do a run for whatever I forgot lol) (so 2 stores kinda gal) I don’t know when you meal plan but I make sure I do it before I go so I know everything I need to get so I can make a lot of what I see.
I’m pretty sure if you google what to make with ::insert ingredients:: you can find specific recipes. I also always google what to replace ::ingredient:: with. If I run out of something.
My last suggestion, do you have any meals from
childhood that you loved (or hated)? I’ve recreated/improved/ taken inspiration from those too
Anyways, just wanted to share! Good luck
i think i have an unfair advantage when it comes to recipe ideas – i have been cooking nonstop for 11 years (more than the average person because of the blogs and books) so i just have a recipe brain that works overtime, you know?! i also have an insane stocked pantry because of this. so that helps. i have always got amazing seasonal ideas from restaurants and what not, but it’s not the bulk of my recipe development. kind of like what megan said – i’m probably inspired most by what my mom and grandma cooked growing up, then doing a modern twist on that classic based on my taste preferences!
i did quite a few pantry inspired meals at the beginning of the pandemic and it definitely helped to take inventory of what’s in my pantry/freezer and look it over! https://www.howsweeteats.com/recipes/pantry-meals/
i totally agree it’s been hard to go beyond the basic recipes, especially when we’re all stressed! everything can start to sound/taste the same too with similar ingredients. this is where i think i have the unfair advantage since i have such a stocked pantry thanks to the job!
That kitchn article is bomb! I already pinned it before coming here haha. I’m in a huuuuge recipe rut right now and just want fall SOUPS and meaty cheesy hot melty sandwiches. That, and some recipes that involve molten hot fudge pls & ty
Yellowstone is soooo good this season, we’re loving it! I flew through the new season of Selling Sunset and am still irritated at how dumb everyone was being. :)
For fall, I’m definitely wanting/needing some easy one pot/instant pot/crock pot meals. I don’t have the capacity to make complicated dinners right now, so the easier the better!
I will be home with my kids for the first time ever this fall 😳 I’m excited and a little scared. I am looking for slow cooker or other set it and forget it recipes beyond chili for days that are busy with school, soccer, etc. I love to cook but when we get home late, a lot of chopping and prep is just not happening.
I think Max is maybe starting kindergarten this fall? His birthday is around the same time as my oldest who’s starting kindergarten in a couple weeks. If so, how are you going to keep Emilia entertained while he’s at school and how much will your routine change? And yes I’m basically trying to steal your ideas ;)
I need this advice too! My boys are the same exact ages (close birthdays) to your little ones! I’m looking for easy, warm, comforting meals – chili, soups, pasta, chicken recipes!
he is starting kindergarten!! i am honestly SO sad for emilia because she is just going to miss him so much. :( it will be crazy because i feel like she will have so much time on her own!
i honestly don’t know how much my routine will change yet. i do have childcare a few days a week in my house while i work so that won’t change, but i am also excited to spend more one on one time with her you know? we normally do a few activities but who knows if those will happen this fall – we’re supposed to do a 2 year old program (together, it’s not drop off) at max’s school. right now max is going back to the classroom but that could change any minute, so who knows – he might actually be home too. i will report back once we are in the swing of things. :)
I am 100% hooked on Selling Sunset. It is so good! Also, I need a trashed up summer yummy, buttery, spicy cider for fall. So yummy.
that sounds SO GOOD right now! def making one. thanks meredith!
Soups, classic comfort foods, instant pot/crock pot meals, kid-friendly meals, meals that use pantry staples that we stocked up on!
I have started doing wardrobe changes throughout the workdays, just to start wearing more of the summer dresses that I love to wear but am not doing now that I’m not in the office each day…or ANYWHERE but home each day, lol. I miss my heels, too….
Meanwhile, I’m also ready for cozy fall things….mostly. I think by the time Sept 1 hits, I will be fully ready..but we usually have September being hot and humid these days in NJ, so….October for fall weather?? :)
Easy, vegetarian recipes, maybe pasta. And also want to say thank you for giving us so many recipes and for being so creative!
I am a long time reader, but generally do not comment (I love your blog!). I just had to with regards to the show Selling Sunset! OMG those girls are just total pains! Christine is over the top and drives me bonkers! But… I watched all 3 seasons and when season 3 came out, I binge watched it in one afternoon! I need to check out Yellowstone one of these days. Thanks for all that you do.
I second the requests for soups and one pot meals! thank you for all of your amazing and dedicated work on this site – love it!