Falling into routine is always a challenge for the Acheson family. Especially after enjoying a fabulous trip to Alberta. We saw some great sights and the mountains are as breathtaking as ever. To end the week, the girls planned a shopping trip to the States. Maybe not as scenic but still very eventful. We shopped ’til we dropped and enjoyed some amazing meals. The dinner made me think of desserts and how there are classics, the ones that stand the test of time.
One of our kids’ favourite meals is chili. This one-pot wonder is not limited to ground beef and cheese: low-fat options include local chicken, turkey or quinoa – a satisfying and modern twist on an old favourite. I remember a chili cook-off as a kid and my father making his “chili con carne” – this crock pot of goodness was a winner. Although I remember the recipe, I will admit to twisting it over the years.
Soon there will be some ghostly ghouls and goblins roaming the streets looking for candy and treats. Halloween is certainly a kid-friendly seasonal celebration. We are gearing up for lots of Halloween parties and, of course, making appetizers and sweets in keeping with the theme. Our bakers created some ghosts made out of meringue today that I just have to share. Meringue can be a challenge, but once you get the method down it is very simple.
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