The very FIRST week of October I spotted Christmas decorations for sale already in Target. Even though it doesn't mean what it used to (since I don't work in retail anymore), it still gave me a shiver of exhaustion.
I would however, totally buy that Santa. Too adorable.
I had a BIG career challenge this month, my bosses went out of town and left me and the Sous Chef of Biscuit Love to run a wedding event in the boonies. I was super worried the whole time whether I was doing a good job, but everything went wonderfully and the ceremony was gorgeous!
I got really wrapped up in school projects this month, here we were practicing fruit and vegetable carving. Clearly this is my calling.
We have a catering project for school that's due in November, it involves planning menus, cooking food, and table decoration. As a blogger, I fixated on the visual aspect of the project and sort of got carried away with my prop shopping.
Still totally usable and kitchen safe, right?
Recipe testing for our catering project it went pretty well until I somehow melted the top to a ink pen in my oven (wtf?!). That made me feel really professional!
My brother turned 22 on October the 9th, he requested muffins instead of a cake this year (?). I included some Lego block candles because they were his favorite once upon a time...
We tried out quite a few new restaurants this month. We went to Burger Republic in Lenoxx Village to have dinner with my boyfriend's parents.
Banana Split Milkshake
The "Eat The Farm" and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Later in the month we tired out a Greek Lunch place called Kouzina Cafe, I had the falafel gyro, it was sooo good but HUGE!
I also tried out a brand new food truck in town Churro Queens!
Things have been slowing down a bit on the truck lately now that we're getting into the fall and winter, but we've been to a lot of fun events.
Attack of the Scarecrows at the Franklin Farmer's Market. All the vendors displayed themed scarecrows. This one was ours, modeled after our head chef and notorious cookbook hoarder, Karl.
Square dancing with Yazoo brewery at Bells Bend Farms. This event was SO much fun, every one had such a good time, and the music was awesome too! The only bad part was that the temperature suddenly dropped down to 40 degrees while we were out there! I was really glad I was working so close to an oven and a fryer. Cold or not though those people keep on drinking and dancing.
Halloween was a bit of a bust this year, with Tornado speed winds and thunderstorms all night. Lucky for me my running club has a costume night that day before the storm hit so at least I got to dress like a goober in public ( which as I'm sure you're aware, is one of my favorite pastimes). I went as Fionna from Adventure Time.
Only people with kids of a certain age even really knew who I was supposed to be, but I didn't care!
And that was the month of October!
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