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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Sunday Meal Plan October 18-24 #Blogtober

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Last weekend was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. My SO's sister, and her partner, hosted a lovely intimate dinner for us, and SO's mom. I fell in love with the tablescape, that they created for our meal. It was great to get a bit of normalcy in, even if our dinner was not as big as years past. I wasn't able to visit my family for the holiday, but we decided it would be more prudent to stick to our social bubble. 

Dinner was delicious! We started with a Curried Butternut Squash Soup, followed by turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rutabaga, green beans, fresh cranberry sauce and homemade rolls (which I brought). Dinner was followed by a fire in the back yard and a video call from family, to wish each other a Happy Thanksgiving. We ended the night with a pumpkin pie, I had made, and coffee/tea. The day blessed us with lovely weather, so we took the opportunity to take family photos. 

This past Wednesday was my SO's birthday. I spent the day pampering him and making him an amazing birthday cake. He LOVES peanut butter and had requested a chocolate cake, so I decided to make him a chocolate cake, with peanut butter frosting and chocolate frosting. It was so rich and decadent and our little family has been enjoying for the last few days, LOL.

Things are cooling down here in Ontario, so comfort food is making an appearance several times a week. We did do a BIG grocery shop, and bought a lot of meat, many of it will be used for several meals after cooking. Here is my plan for this week:

  • Pork roast with sauteed gnocchi and carrots sticks
  • sandwiches and salad
  • broccoli cheddar soup with homemade bread bowl
  • Chiard
  • homemade sushi, dill pickle cheeseball and crackers
  • left over night (clean out the Fridge)
  • eggs, toast and fruit


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