Roasted Tomato Soup with Sweet Onion

The week of Thanksgiving and a few days after we were far too busy doing things like hanging out with family, watching movies, eating Dad’s popcorn, playing in the leaves on Grandpa’s (my dad’s) property in Missouri, and riding “4th Wheelers,” as Logan calls them, for things such as food blogging. I think there might even be a picture of me and Eric on the 4 Wheeler somewhere, but that picture didn’t end up on my camera. Oops!


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Not that I don’t love cooking and blogging about it. That’s what goodLife {eats} is all about. But sometimes it’s nice to put these hobbies aside and just enjoy the moments that life has to offer. I certainly enjoyed the gorgeous scenery at my dad’s house and being away from it all.

That doesn’t mean I had any kind of break from the kitchen. But I wasn’t asking for one either! I made yummy sandwiches piled with meats and cheeses with my dad before Eric and the rest of the company arrived.

I cooked up a whole Thanksgiving feast at my dad’s, which I am happy to report everyone enjoyed. I found a new recipe for green bean casserole that even won over the green bean casserole skeptics (me included).

Dad made his famous “Dad’s Big Breakfast” the morning after Thanksgiving. Going with tradition, he browned the sausage a bit too much. Of course he meant to do that! (Love you Dad!) We gorged on fancy cheeses and crackers for dinner one night after some fun shopping in town.

I made Sausage Jambalaya after everyone else but our little family left. Despite the lack of food blogging, so much of our fun family visit revolved around food and being in the kitchen. And eating.