Tuesday, September 25, 2018

What's Up Wednesday....umm....Tuesday

Hi Foxy Friends! I can't believe the last time I linked up with  ShayMel and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday. So let's get started.

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1. What We're Eating

I actually took pictures! We get together with friends almost every Friday, and when we do I like to try out new recipes. I tried this Jambalya Instant Pot recipe. I can't remember who recommended it...but someone on the internet, and it didn't disappoint.

The next night we decided it would taste good if we added some split soup, also delicious.

I also made these Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot. I've changed the cook time a bit, as the timing in the recipe is WAY too long! I pressure cook them for 8 minutes, and then I don't cook them in the broiler while rendering the sauce down. I put on wire rack on cookie sheet, and then render sauce down in the IP (10-15 minutes). Once sauce is rendered down, I put on both sides of the chicken, THEN I broil it, about 5-7 minutes a side. Comes out perfect every time now.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About

This past weekend we went Apple picking. Last year it was raining driving up there, and it was pretty cool out. But we had such a blast, that we went back this year, stay tuned for those pictures on Friday.

3. What I'm Loving

Watching this kid hone his karate skills. He loves it so much, and is now a purple belt.

And watching this girl in soccer, she's loving every minute of it and scored a goal last Saturday!

4. What We've Been Up To

What have we not been up to? We threw Mini Fox a birthday party.

Did a 5K run together

Helped watch our friends kids a few times.

This past weekend:

And taking this kid to soccer practice twice a week.

5. What I'm Dreading

Not much, waking up super early? I do dread that on some days. Especially now that it's going to start getting cooler, staying in a warm comfy bed sounds really nice.

6. What I'm Working On

Our Halloween costumes! I can't wait to show you guys. I finally got all the pieces I ordered in...Mr. looks like we're going to be robbers with what you bought...don't worry, we're not going to be. I hope they turn out as good as I think they are!

7.  What I'm Excited About

Our Halloween Costumes! I've been championing these costumes for the last 2 years...I finally got my way this year! The kids are excited. We're now trying to convince our friends to do it. They were on board, but their kids have changed their mind...I'm thinking once they see the first one, they're going to want to do it too...fingers crossed we can all match!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading

I'm currently reading, well trying to read, Magnolia Story

9. What I'm Listening To

Not much these day, Top 40 pop music when I'm in the car.

10. What I'm Wearing

A lot of shorts and t-shirts...

And dresses, I'm going to be sad when I have to switch to pants.

Dress / Jacket (similar) / Bracelet / Sandals (similar)

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend

This weekend we're doing 2 soccer games and a birthday party on Saturday. Then on Sunday we're doing early morning session 2 for our family photos. I can't wait, although I'm sure the kids are NOT going to be happy with us when we wake them up early for picture taking.

Also hoping to decorate for Halloween in between all of that, see how I decorate here

12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Halloween! I was never one for Halloween or dressing up, but since kids, all over that. I love it, and trying to come up with family costumes. See past costumes here. The last costumes I made were these...excited to make something this year too. Now to find the time!

13. What Else is New?

Not much, the kids were sick last week, they rarely have to miss school and both of them missed 2 days of school. Friday they woke up and declared...yep going to school today. Luckily they both woke up fever free.

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite pumpkin food to eat during this season?

I would much rather look at pumpkins than eat them...I do not like anything pumpkin....gag.

Linking up here

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