by Emily Honsvick 0 comments
I love fall and all that goes with it. In fact I count down until the cooler weather hits. Then I have an excused to cook all the soups that I want. Well yesterday was the perfect fall weather. The air was nice and crisp with just a slight breeze... well at first it was just a breeze until the crazy wind started happening. The trees around us were going crazy with the amount of wind whipping through the air. It was fun to watch the wind show from inside our cozy apartment. All the wind made me crave my one of my all time favorite fall dinners. Stuff Pepper soup, Grilled Ham and cheese sandwich, with apple cider. YUM! It seriously is the perfect fall dinner. Luckily today I am going to share the amazingness with you. It is a must try in your homes this fall!
The Perfect Fall Dinner:
Stuff Pepper Soup:
2 boxes (each 4.4 ounces) Long Grain Wild Rice
1 pound Ground Beef
1 large green pepper
1 medium size onion
1 jar, 26 ounce, chunky vegetable pasta sauce (Pretty much any pasta sauce will work, this one is just my favorite)
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
1 can beef broth
Here is what you do:
Start cooking the rice as is directed on the box.
While the rice is cooking cook the beef, green pepper, and onions until the meat is fully cooked.
Mix in Pasta sauce, tomatoes, broth and cooked rice. Heat through and salt/ pepper to taste
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich:
4 slices of ham lunch meat
two slices of bread (we used white but sourdough would be amazing!)
Mustard Ranch sauce (1 part mustard to 2 parts ranch mixed together. Its so good on sandwiches it just might change your life)
Here is what you do:
Fry up the ham in a pan. Once it is heated through and starts to crisp on the edges take out of pan and put it aside.
Take the pieces of bread and butter both sides. Then place one layer of cheese in between to two pieces of bread.
Put on pan and grill until the bottom piece of bread is golden brown. Then Flip
As soon as you flip take the top piece of bread off throw on the ham and Mustard Ranch sauce. Close back up the sandwich and cook until the bottom piece of bread is golden brown. Now it is read to serve.
This soup and sandwich combo is the Perfect Fall dinner that you have to try. I already can't wait to have it again. One of the best things is that the soup makes a lot... which means leftovers for our little family, yum!
Fall is in the air and I am in love. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I seriously count down until the first day of Fall so that I can whip out my scarfs, boots, and cute sweaters. Plus this means many adventures involving crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and lots of Hot Chocolate. What more can a girl ask for.
But with Fall in the Air, it also brings many changes to my little family. First is that we our completely out of school. This past summer Jake was giving a couple of tests that he had to pass to continue his PHD program. He was able to pass one but not the other. We feel good about this though. We both feel that this is the path that we are suppose to be on. We are growing and learning and becoming better people. We know that God has a plan for us and he will lead us where we are suppose to be, even if it is not easiest or clearest path to take. So Jake is now looking for a full time job.
We are excited, curious, nervous, and everything thing else you can think of about this new adventure laying before us. It is strange to think that we could go anywhere. With Jake looking for a job and not continuing his PHD our goals have changes significantly. Now we are aiming at working for a couple of years and then going back to school to get an MBA. We are dreaming and scheming about the new adventure ahead, but for now we are trying to be patient with the job hunt and enjoy spending so much time together as a family. And we have been having so much fun together as a family.
Yesterday we were able to take Emma to her very first pumpkin patch. She was in Heaven, running around examining all the pumpkins, playing with the hay, and trying to convince us to take all the pumpkins home.... it almost worked too. Instead she got to take home her very own little pumpkin and one pumpkin that we can use to color and decorate. Here is a little peek into our adventure...
This was the pumpkin Emma originally wanted hahaha.