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Yesterday my family and I went for a drive through 
Butterfield Canyon. 
The leaves are just beginning to change and the air was crisp and cool. We had a great time and the scenery was 
absolutely beautiful. 
Fall is really such a glorious time of year, isn’t it?
And here you and I are…lucky to be living and breathing in the month of 
October all ready!
Time really flies when you are having fun…
and when you’re old. 
For those who are younger than me, like for instance…
those who are 5 years old
time really drags on and on and on. 
If I had a nickle for every time one of my little boys has asked me…

“How many more days until Halloween?”
Um….about 30.
“You said it was 30 more days yesterday Mom.”
I’m not very good at Math. 
“Is 30 the same as 10 threes?”

Last time I checked….

“Why haven’t we put up our Halloween things yet Mom?”
I’m afraid of ladders.
And math. 

“Is Halloween tomorrow?”

“Is Halloween today?”
Not even close. 
“Why not?”

We’ve still got a lot of days until then. 
“How many more days until Halloween….and don’t say 30.”

Twenty Nine. 
And that’s my final answer.
At least for today.

October Menu Plan
Keep scrolling down for my October Menu Plan. 
Colored titles are recipes already posted on the site. 
Black titles are recipes I’m working on and hoping to post sometime soon. I hope you find something you love!

Creamy Chicken Croissants with Almond Rice Pilaf
Broccoli Cheese Soup and Homemade Bread Bowls
Creamy Mushroom and Sun Dried Tomato Sauce over Penne Pasta
Cold Cereal. Seriously.
Beautiful Pasta Primavera
Lentil Soup with Bacon
Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Pasta and Garlic Biscuits
Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes
Southwest Black Bean Chicken (Crock Pot)
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole and Creamy Jello Salad

Honey Lime Chicken and Asian Noodles 
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Shrimp

PW’s Ground Beef Enchiladas with Cilantro Lime Rice

Simple Spaghetti, Easy Garlic Cheese Bread and OG Salad
Tacos. That’s it. Just Tacos. 
Loaded Black Bean Soup and Whole Wheat Bread

Desserts and Halloween Treats

Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting 
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Spooky Halloween Cupcakes
Pumpkin Fudge
Fabulous Fall Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Crunchy Caramel Corn
Bread Bones and Blood Red Dipping Sauce
Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

 Happy October, everyone!
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.

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  1. thank you for posting the beautiful pictures of the canyon. I miss the fall! (don't have much of the fall colors in Tucson)
    Thanks for the menu too.- much appreciated and I'm excited to see all the fabulous posts for October. Here we come Halloween, can't wait!!!

  2. We went for a hike up Big Cottonwood Canyon yesterday and the leaves were absolutely stunning. How I love this time of year! I am so impressed that you do month-long menu plans. I can barely put one together for one week!

  3. I love menus this month. Please be sure and post the chicken pot pie casserole and rice pilaf recipe. Thanks.

  4. I've been reading blogs for along time and your's is the first one that I have found that has a whole month of menus. THANKS, I love it.
    Also,you have alot of recipes that I want to try.