Currently..November

Currently..is a meme hosted by Anne in Residence. I had a great time last time and found so many great new blogs! Today we are sharing what we are currently….. picking, preparing, trying, feeling, following.

Picking and Preparing: Recipes! This kind of goes along with the next one, preparing, too, so I am just putting them together. We are preparing for our Thanksgiving gathering this year, who is bringing what, who is coming. My mom and I have a few recipes picked out, and my husband and I have been hitting the cookbooks and blogs for different things to try. My husband and I have a pie project going on as well this month, where we want to improve our pie game. It is going to be a month of planning and eating!

Trying: We are trying to do a fast food free November! Sometimes it seems like days run away with us and this month, we want to be more mindful of our minutes and our time, and what we do in that time. One way we can do this is by eating good food together, not just driving through Taco Bell, which we probably do more often than I want to admit. (but I do love their cheesy bean and rice burrito..) We are just going to try to menu plan better, so on the days that are going to be busier, have easier, quicker meals planned ahead of time, even if it is make our pizzas or homemade Mexican food.

Feeling: Cozy. We are settling into a new fall routine, our warmer clothes are coming out, our wool hats and socks, and we are enjoying filling warm soups and stews, with tea as our nightcap. The nights are darker earlier, and we are embracing this change.

Following: The 30 Day Slowdown Childhood Challenge by Wilder Child! We are on day 3 and so far it has been simple and gratifying. We have watched a sunset together, prepared a meal together, and tonight we are going outside to explore and find some treasures in nature to add to our nature table.

What about you? What have you been up to?

24 thoughts on “Currently..November

  1. Thanks so much for joining in again! Fun to see what people are up to as we go into Thanksgiving season – someone else in the linkup just shared this recipe as a potential Thanksgiving side dish, and I’m totally trying it: https://nerdswithknives.com/balsamic-roasted-red-onions-with-thyme/ And I’m intrigued by your pie pursuits… I have on my fall bucket list still to bake something with apples but haven’t decided on a recipe yet!

    Thanks also for the link on the slowdown challenge – definitely would like to check that out.

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    1. We eat it more than I want for sure! And I never intend to! I have our meal plan all put together, the food is here, but then it seems like once or twice a week we order in anyway – like something comes up, my husband works super late..something. But, I am going to do better. 🙂

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  2. Oooh! Must check out Wilder Child! Thank you!!! Here’s my busy-night-dinner-go-to: Eggs!
    OR leftover homemade soup + sandwiches. Super simple, but we’re all together at the table. When you add pickles (or pickled beets, yum) and/or some fresh fruit & veggies (carrot sticks & grapes are popular with my fam)– and maybe a naughty treat like homemade PB cookies, it really is a lovely dinner! (these are done in minutes:
    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/flourless-peanut-butter-cookies-recipe-1924256
    I do add choco chips to those cookies…of course.
    Great to see you again this month. Oh–there are some beautiful bird puzzles at Liberty, FYI!

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    1. We love Nicolette at Wilder Child! We always participate in the Slowdown Challenge, and this year we did the Kids Moon Club, which was really fun!

      My husband and I could eat eggs every night! And actually, when my son was born he was in the NICU for 6 weeks, and we did eat them every night when we got home lol. My son is not a fan, but..we could probably work around that. I could make him something else – that is a good idea, eggs. And I love the idea of that simple little dinner – that is perfect. 🙂 And of course cookies. Thank you!

      Now I really need to check out those puzzles!!

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    1. We love the Slowdown Challenge! It really does force us to slowdown – no matter we are doing, we are like, what do we have to do today? And then do it. It’s pretty cool.

      Thanks on the fast food thing! So far so good! LOL. We have made it… a week! Patting myself on the back here, yesterday would have been an easy day to give in. 🙂

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  4. I hadn’t thought about the stay at home, thing but now that I think of it, it’s true for me, too. I started blogging a number of years before I quit working but I appreciate the interaction all the more now, since I don’t have that in my day to day life so much.

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    1. Yes! I used to work in the library of an elementary school – I saw hundreds of kids everyday, staff, and I also volunteered at the animal shelter. I love my new lifestyle, at home with my kiddo, but sometimes I miss people too. LOL. This is such a great outlet. I blogged before as well (quixoticmagpie.blogspot.com) but now it has a different meaning. 🙂

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  6. It sounds like November is treating you & your family nicely so far… This time of year when things start to wind down (minus the holidays) and we experience a slowness & cosiness to daily life is a lovely time. I love the leaf pictures shared here also.

    Wishing you & your family a wonderful rest of November!

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