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Is anyone else living for the weekend this week? And I know, I know it’s only Thursday but I am kind of counting the hours on this one. Plus, by Thursday at lunchtime Bob and I are usually brainstorming dinner ideas for the weekend. I generally do the majority of the weekly grocery shopping and errands on Thursdays and Fridays, so a little mini menu planning session on Thursday goes a long way.

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Bob and I have this little tradition of making what we call “fancy grilled cheese sandwiches” for dinner on Friday nights. Not every Friday night (far from it actually), but for some reason a great grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of homemade tomato soup is the perfect way to end the week when you’re too tired to want to cook up a more involved meal, but want to attempt something a bit more than delivery. This sandwich is one of our favorite variations! A grilled cheese made with caramelized onions, dill pickle, havarti and munster cheese all on inside-out ciabatta bread.

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This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! I was looking at my calendar a few days ago and realized that from now straight through the holiday season is pretty much maxed out. Between work obligations, various holiday parties, family gatherings, and chorus concerts, …

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I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Way more than average. (You know, trying to be fit and healthy and all that jazz.) And even though I have a serious love affair with salads, I think I’ve officially burned myself right out on the standard varietal. So today I’m on the hunt for the ultimate …

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There is no denying that fall is here if the weather this week is any indication. It’s chilly, rainy and honestly a touch miserable. Is it weird that I am kind of enjoying it though? I’ve been wearing pants and big oversized shirts all week and not sweating to death. It’s kind of amazing. With …

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