Tuesday, September 14, 2010

good for the soul

Fall is my favorite season, and believe me I am on count down. There are 8 days of summer left! I'm trying my best to not pull out my fall sign by the front door... I might not make it. I'm also using self control to wait until actual fall to get a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks. This takes much work. I have been enjoying some comfort foods of fall though.

I had some extra time yesterday and so I made grilled sandwiches and apples for lunch.
Now, there are some things that I must have for grilled sandwiches. Mayo and butter. Those are a must.

I like real butter. Land of Lakes makes this whipped butter spread. It is real butter but it has a lot less fat because it's whipped. Like butter, you still need to set it out for 30 min or so before you eat your dinner or it's harder to spread. So see... it's still real.

Now, I remember the days where I loved miracle whip. Once I started eating Hellmann's I've never been able to go back. It's simple goodness. And low fat is even better : )

My sandwiches are simple. Honey Wheat bread, mayo, turkey, cheese and butter on the outside. That's how I like them.

I love my grill pan. I was looking at the apples on my table as I was cooking my sandwiches. I have this theory that I only by fruit for table decoration because all of it goes bad. My apples were beginning to get softer so I thought it would be good if I spiced it up and stuck it on the pan. I rubbed some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The best trio ever. They were pretty good. Not like baked apples because they stay more crisp. But good none the less.

It was a yummy, comforting, warm, lunch.

For dinner today I made my daddy's tortilla soup (based off of his mom's). It is truly good for the soul. This stuff instantly makes me feel warm and happy because it reminds me of all the happy memories eating it at home with family and friends. We used to eat it so often I got sick of it, but when I came to college I missed it more than anything!

I made some buttermilk cornbread to go with it. YUM!

My corn mill is getting low. This container used to be full of it. I love making corn bread. I also love the OXO containers.

And here are the lemon poppy seed muffins I made for Blake's birthday if you didn't see them on facebook. They were good and we had fun. Heather came over after church and ate them with us.

Hope ya'll have good week! Enjoy the last few days of summer!


  1. I also realized that I spelled "Hellmann's" wrong.... oops!

  2. I love fall too. Like you, I'm trying to hold off of the fall frenzy but it's hard when I go to Hobby Lobby often. :) You want to post the recipe for those lemon poppy seed cupcakes for me?