Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

November 29, 2015  |  Cheese, Comfort, Dinner, Easy, Family, Lunch, Pizza, Sandwiches, Savory  |  21 Comments

I am turkey-ed out. Sorry, but it’s true. We’ve been eating nothing but turkey since Thursday, and while I look forward to doing exactly that every year, all that tryptophan has killed my motivation to get up and go to the gym or shoot hoops with the boys.

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese via Real Food by Dad

So when it came time to make lunch today, I lifted up the foil on the plate in the fridge and saw that there were only scraps left. That was a blessing in disguise, because poor Cole would have flipped if I made him another turkey sandwich. So instead, I had some fun and combined a couple of his favorites into one and made Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. And let me tell you, they were a huge hit with my boys.

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Hot Apple Cider with Buttered Rum

November 22, 2015  |  Christmas, Cocktail, Cocktails, Easy, Holiday, Thanksgiving  |  13 Comments

Let the countdown begin, three days and counting until Thanksgiving? As I mentioned in the last post, I ordered the turkey this year, because its just been too crazy around here to plan for a proper turkey selection, brining, and then staying tethered to the oven all day.

Hot Apple Cider with Buttered Rum via Real Food by Dad

Given that, I gained some bandwidth, so I’ve tasked myself with making sure the drinks are handled beyond beer and wine. That hot apple cider with buttered rum you see above, that is this year’s after dinner drink-slash-dessert.

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Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving is so close and I can’t wait! Although, just like last year, all of this Thanksgiving recipe-testing is giving me some holiday food fatigue. Am I allowed to say that as a food blogger?

Butternut Squash Stuffing with Real Food by Dad

Too late. But it’s true, I’ve been doing Thanksgiving a month in advance. Actually, there are two food bloggers in our home, so we are both up to our necks in stuffing, pies, casseroles, desserts, you name it.

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