This past month I’ve really needed some kitchen inspiration. Am I the only one who gets in a recipe rut at times? I delved into the TAOLB archives for a pantry re-wind so my kids/hubs wouldn’t fire me, and we wouldn’t go broke from eating out. #momsuccess
So here are a few favorites I have been (re)making in Kitchen Palmer.
breakfast: slow-cooker harvest oatmeal
I published this recipe last year as part of my Thanksgiving Brunch. I’ll be honest with you…I live in a house full of texture sensitive boys. None of them love this recipe, but only because they don’t like oatmeal in general. It’s too mushy/squishy/disgusting/reminds them of barf…you get the picture. I, however, love oatmeal and this recipe. You will too! Plus its ready when you wake up in the morning. Score.
lunch: pumpkin soup
snack: Halloween Snack Mix
I actually refer to this as a ‘mixture of ingredients’ because its so simple, I feel guilty calling it a recipe. Mix it together. Eat it. Done. Oh! And make sure to use butter pretzels. They are insane.
I made this dish at my cooking demo at Oil and Vinegar last weekend. Both staff and customers were big fans! Spaghetti squash is unexpected and ridiculously simple to prepare. The rosemary and goat cheese provide elegance and elevate the flavor to a dish worthy of roast chicken or Florentine Steak.
Risotto. Sausage. Pumpkin. That’s all I got.
drink: Chilled Spice Tea
For those of you who love Neiman Marcus Spice Tea as much as me, this is definitely a recipe that belongs in your recipe box. Tangy and full of Fall flavors like nutmeg and cinnamon, this is an excellent beverage to have in the fridge when entertaining and someone asks for a non-alcoholic drink. Spice Tea to the Rescue.
If you aren’t following me already on social media, I hope you will!
…and introducing The Art of Living Beautifully on…
****I can’t figure out how to link to my Periscope account to my blog, but if you have the app, you can find me at @laurentaolb.