Movie Night Charcuterie Board

Movie Night Charcuterie Board

Every once in a while the universe has a way of saying it might be time to slow down. Some times it is a gentle nudge and other times it is a full on slap you in the face kinda way. When you have that time, movies seem to be the comfort for many. And now with so many movies streaming online, you can watch them in the comfort of your own home. But maybe you still want the movie theatre snacks. How about a Movie Night Charcuterie Board. Like a wine and cheese board (although that would still be top on my list), but with movie snacks instead.

Movie Night charcuterie board

Charcuterie boards are made up of a variety of different foods, all on one plate or board. Charcuterie is the art of prepping and assembling cured meats. The word originates from France and is translated to Pork Butcher Shop. But today we use the word loosely and we can assemble anything on a board or plate to eat and make it a charcuterie.

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Gingerbread Waffles for Breakfast

Gingerbread Waffles for Breakfast

Christmas morning just calls for gingerbread waffles for breakfast, doesn’t it?

These delicious waffles would even have Martha asking for seconds. But wait these are Martha’s waffles..I found this recipe in the Martha Stewart magazine that I used to subscribe to many years ago.

Yes those were the days that we got new recipes from magazines and not from Pinterest.

And who wouldn’t love gingerbread waffles for breakfast?? Well that is what I thought. So I decided to give this recipe a try and really my family loves when I try new recipes ( insert eye roll here)…Usually because I am trying to pass on a healthier version of a high sugar treat. But these waffles are already pretty healthy (low sugar) and you can even make them with a gluten free option.

Once I made them, the family was hooked.

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Halloween Bat Wings

Halloween Bat Wings

I have a confession to make. I actually HATE Halloween.

I hate dressing up.

I hate having all that temptation (read: bite size chocolate bars I end up eating 20 of) in the house.

I hate anything scary, or gruesome.

I’m not a fan of fake blood

AND, I’m super not into how on Halloween everyone seems to think they can turn any profession into something “sexy.” ie. Sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy prison inmate… REALLY??

But, as a mom I have embraced the Halloween season with as much joy as I could muster for my kids. I decorate the house with fun – not scary Halloween decor and make cute bags of goodies for the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters.

On a side note, one thing I DO love about Halloween is seeing all the littles dressed up – parents following closely behind, carrying pillow cases filled with candy.

Our kids are older now – with two in university, they do their parties and costumes on their own and trick or treating with mom and dad has long gone by the wayside. Many of our Halloween traditions have faded away, but one remains. Every year I make Halloween BAT WINGS as our meal.

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