i am getting that feeling..you know..the holidays! minus the stress. the anticipation of family..food..taking in all the goodness of the the most wonderful time of the year:) it starts now~with our calendars doesn’t it? is your filing up as fast as mine? ..christmas cookie baking with the girls..the morgan christmas..parties..checking the lists..organizing the calendars
whoa girl! remember it is not a race…it is a journey! i am getting ahead of myself…thanksgiving first.
most of us have been practicing gratefulness through out the year and i really think that turns up the volume on thanksgiving for me..what about you? to planning out our table for thanksgiving. we are determined to have a sit down this year. isn’t this stunning? thanksgiving al fresco might be possible in missouri. it is either stunningly warm or freezing. this is the vibe i want for our table this year. woodsy..a little glam. simple. rustic. less fuss to detract from what is really important.
i might be becoming an amazon prime addict with all this bed “time” on my hands. i am addicted to the food network…my two new favorites are jamie deen’s home for dinner and trisha yearwoods southern kitchen. i might have ordered trisha’s cookbook georgia cooking in a oklahoma kitchen
if i did believe in reincarnation i would come back as a southern girl…just sayin!
.. and my first silpat too! i am dreaming of becoming a foodie and going back to a simple life of cooking, cleaning, loving on my peeps and creating.
but all within boundaries of peace! i don’t know about you but i crave this!
so today i wanted to share with you our latest simple comfort food dinner in our soon to be series Soul Supper Sundays!
it is a collision of jaime deen’s grilled cheese and panera’s. we had panera’s all natural white bread cut thin. then we grated sharp cheddar cheese…no packaged cheese around this house anymore!
there is something different about fresh grated cheese minus the binders or whatever stuff they put in there to keep it that way.
take two pieces of the panera bread…or even better yet homemade bread. yum! sprinkle your grated cheese all over it. spread mayo on each side of the bread. yes you heard me. AHmazing!
grill it just like you would a grilled cheese. i was a starving marvin for some food so nikki bought potato soup from panera and blended it in the blender for me and voila! perfect. the kids got creamy tomato as their sidekick to the grilled cheese. it was super comforting. super yummy! a difinite addition to our Supper Soul Foods…coming in the weeks ahead.
mayonnaise is the secret to mix up an ordinary grilled cheese .. and of course the real grated cheese
cheers to a simple comforting soul food to enjoy with family…. xotiff