Monday, September 19, 2011

Manic Monday

Hi there!  Long time no see.

The Toddler, the Husband and I traveled to Pennsylvania last week to attend the Husband's brother's wedding last Saturday.  Both the Toddler and the Husband were in it and we had a lot of fun.  Lots of time spent with family, lots of dancing, and lots of good food.  In fact, we found out that the Toddler is a party girl.  She was on the dance floor all night until the DJ played a slide show, and then she did this:

We got home late yesterday afternoon and had to play catch up with everything around the house.  You know - laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.  I am still trying to catch up - hence "Manic Monday" as the title of the post.  But I hadn't cooked since Wednesday and I really wanted to do that.  And I wanted a "fall meal" since the weather is cooler.  On the fly I came up with: grilled turkey kielbasa, pierogies and roasted brussel sprouts.

For the kielbasa, I just threw it on the grill for about 15 minutes or so.  For the pierogies, I bought a box of frozen mini pierogies and cooked them up in a skillet with some butter and onions.  YUM.  I could eat an entire box of these.

I could have also eaten the entire pan of brussel sprouts (which the Husband would be thankful for).  For those, I take frozen brussel sprouts and put them in a baking dish and drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.  Put in a 400 F oven for about 20-30 minutes depending on how brown you like them.

Even the Toddler likes 'em!

What's your favorite fall meal? 


  1. That looks so delicious. Now I want some brussel sprouts. I love them

  2. Gosh, I wish I liked brussel sprouts, but every time I've ever had them they taste bitter to me! My favorite fall meal is hands down Thanksgiving. I know, that's kinda cheating, but seriously ever since I was a little girl I have LOVED Thanksgiving! The smells of cinnamon and pumpkin filling the house and then the early-morning wake up to put the turkey in. Add some fresh rolls and green bean casserole and I'm in heaven!

  3. So excited about a whole season of fall cooking posts! And as a tip for "masking" brussel sprouts a bit, don't hesitate to bake them with cheese on top, just like you would a broccoli or cauliflour casserole!

  4. So fun to go to a wedding, and have family time on weekends! But hate when you start your week behind on everything! Never tried brussel sprouts before (Gasp, I know).


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