Sometimes we just eat snowman cake in October…

In October, my sister and her new husband came to visit. All the way from the East Coast!


I decided to make some Indian food. I opted for Curried Sweet Potato and Chicken Stew. It’s a favorite crockpot recipe of mine, since it takes about 15 minutes to prep and turns out fabulous every time!

I found this recipe over the summer, but tweaked it to our liking. So, I swapped out dried lentils for dried split peas, used regular carrots {we rarely buy the baby kind}, used my homemade chicken broth, added about 1 1/2 cups of my favorite crockpot roasted chicken, used regular frozen green beans, and added a cut-up potato. Served it over some rice I had made with my homemade chicken broth and a dash of ginger in the water.


We decided to make some ‘flatbread’ to go with the hummus. We just threw 1 1/2 cups of 80-90 degree water, 1 tsp of honey, 2 tsp of sea salt, 2 tbsp of olive oil, & 4 cups of bread flour into the food processor. Rolled it out. Cut it into shapes. Threw it in the oven for 18 minutes on 425 degrees.



Graham also wanted to make a birthday cake for Uncle Hans. A snowman. No, it wasn’t a Frozen thing. We just happened to have a snowman mold in the drawer under the oven. Graham’s mind was made up! He did it all by himself. Making the box mix, somehow getting it all stuck to the pan, coloring the frosting, choosing a cupcake head, frosting the cake, and making a giant mess.



I was ready to say something encouraging, like, “It’s okay! Making cakes can be hard! You did a great job! He will love it!”

“Mama. It is so lovely.”


No encouragement needed. Graham was in love with his creation. And so was Uncle Hans!


Dinner was fun and {I think} everyone loved it! Adelaide definitely approved…






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