I have never heard first hand what a dying moose sounds like, but I’m pretty sure it sounds like my daughter playing the French horn.  Of course she only knows 5 notes, so I should cut her some slack.  As it is, I’m the worst mother ever (this time) because she had to get shots yesterday. Why am I the bad guy?  I didn’t actually give them to her! I blamed the doctor. Poor thing got one in each arm.  She tried to hold back the tears in front of the nurse.  On our way out, as one little tear fell down her cheek, I’m telling her to suck it up because the shot feels better than the flu, and certainly better than getting cervical cancer. OMG..maybe I am the worst mother ever! I did give her a cuddle while I was telling her to suck it up.  The tear drop threw me.

Soooooo Happy October!  I love love love October.  It’s my favorite month. The colored leaves, the crisp air, pumpkins and apples and all things spooky.  Hocus Pocus?  I don’t even need to go on.

Along with fall comes some great game day recipes!!  I would totally graze all of Sunday if given the chance! These little sandwiches are quick, simple, and super delicious.  The recipe was from the Gooseberry Patch 5-Ingredient cookbook. These mini sandwiches got a 3-kid thumbs up.  The ol’ man liked them too of course, but he likes everything, so he doesn’t count. Game day, weeknight dinner, Halloween party, this is a great recipe.  Now, this recipe may or may not have come with a little white lie for the kids.  Oh please simmer down, like you haven’t fudged the truth, just a little. I already know I’m the worst mother ever. Might as well at least earn the title.  But here’s the situation. OK, if I had mentioned “mango chutney”, NONE of them, including the ol’ man would have even tried it.  DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT volunteer any ingredient information, until asked.  I’m not promoting lying to the little bastards. I’m a full believer in Karma. I’m calling it creative marketing. When asked, (the little one always asks, because she wants to be a chef) it was a sweet mustardish sort of sauce.  It worked.  And a few days later, I told Ms. Autumn the truth., because as a chef, you must appreciate all kinds of food.


Monster Meatball Sandwiches

  • 32                   Frozen meatballs, bite-sized
  • 9 oz Jar         Mango Chutney
  • 1 C                  Chicken broth
  • 16                   Dinner rolls
  • 16 oz Jar       Sweet-hot pickle sandwich relish  (I just used sweet relish because I could not find this. In Wegmans. I could not find. Therefore, it does not exist.)
  1. Stir together the meatballs, chutney and chicken broth in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Cut rolls vertically through top, cutting to, but not through bottom.
  4. Place 2 meatballs in each roll.  Top with relish



Looking for an easy fall project?  With kids?



Cute right?  I just picked up the letters at A.C. Moore, painted them with the generic paint and tied them together with the raffia.  The kids painted the O’s, I did the B.  It was fun!!

4 thoughts on “Boo!

  1. clothedwithjoy October 1, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    My children need to go for the same shots next week. I’ll be in your same shoes. Their pediatrician never gives them the nurse does. The pediatrician won’t even give the shots, LOL

    • autumnsmom14 October 1, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      Trying to explain to her that it hurts me when I get it, just as much as it hurts her wasn’t comforting at all lol. She wasn’t buying it. Had to blame someone 🙂

  2. Emma October 2, 2014 / 6:23 am

    Your parenting techniques seem to mirror mine 🙂 Love the look of the subs. Emma

    • autumnsmom14 October 8, 2014 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 I’m sure your parenting techniques are much better than mine, since I’m repeatedly the worst mother ever!

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