I cannot believe it is the last Wednesday in September - where has the time gone?! I am linking up with my usual Wednesday girls - Jessi and Jenn for What's Hap-pinning Wednesday and Shay for What's Up Wednesday.
What I'm eating this week...I was looking at Shay's Meal Planning Monday post for this week and saw her Pumpkin & Sausage Ravioli Bake recipe. I headed to the grocery store and made it Monday night. It is SO GOOD! I have never really had a savory pumpkin meal, so I was super excited to try it and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I did change a few things - no splash of half and half/cream/milk and I only used about 1/2 of Panko for a topping - and just loved how it turned out. I didn't feel like the pumpkin taste was overwhelming at all, it just had a really good flavor and texture that paired so nicely with the sausage ravioli.
What I'm reminiscing about...to be honest, nothing really.
What I'm loving...I recently had my first PSL and I am hooked. I don't normally like coffee, but this has enough yummy flavor to offset it enough for my taste! Not to mention the whipped cream. I don't want to go overboard - I know it isn't the best for you (especially because I NEED the whipped cream), not to mention the cost definitely adds up, but I have a feeling it is going to be a weekend treat for me!
What I've been up to...finishing up my work's United Way auction. It was definitely a success, but not without a few hiccups. Let's just say I am glad it is over. I also have been enjoying some quality family time, with a few days over Labor Day at my parents, my mom visiting a few weekends ago and then a family wedding this past weekend. Not to mention a Chicago trip on the tail end of Labor Day, which honestly seems like it was so long ago!
What I'm dreading...again, nothing really!
What I'm working on...I am trying to be a little more organized with meals and blog posts, so getting those planned ahead of time, as well as sticking to my actual plans is a work in progress. I am always working on giving myself a little leeway on things. It's ok if I don't get everything done on my to-do list and instead take a bit more time to relax and enjoy a book. Sometimes that is just necessary!
What I'm excited about...fall, fall and more fall! The weather has finally cooled down here and I am loving it! The other night I had the door open, my favorite fall candle going, while snuggled under my faux fur watching TV. It was lovely.
What I'm watching...sounds like this is popular with pretty much everyone, but the premiere of This is Us totally got me and I cannot wait to see where they take the show. Designated Survivor seemed pretty good, too and I have a few others on my DVR that need to be watched. My usual shows are thrown in there, too, RHONJ, RHOC, Teen Mom OG - I have let a few shows really build up (Kardashian's, Sister Wives), so I have been trying to catch up! Have to make room for all the news shows, not to mention the upcoming Hallmark fall movies and then soon after that - Christmas movies!
What I'm listening to...same answer as usual - nothing really, although my radio is pretty much always turned on country.
What I'm wearing...I wore this dress to my cousin's wedding this past weekend. I know it's a very popular one amongst the blogging world and I totally get it now. I also broke in my Lucky booties and hope to be wearing them a lot more, now that things have cooled down. I wore both my textured skirts to work this week (1 / 2), and am excited to have those back in my rotation.
What I'm doing this weekend...right now, my plans are a bit up in the air, but I don't mind. Hopefully on deck will be a movie and some time spent outside.
What I'm looking forward to next month...lots of family birthdays (both my mom and my brother), another family wedding, and hopefully enjoying all that is fall!
Bonus Question: What is your favorite fall recipe...well this question is perfect, since I just did a post on my favorite fall recipes as part of the fall favorites series Sarah and I are doing! You can see that post by clicking here.