Can you believe it’s October already? Just last month, it was only September!
I shouldn’t be complaining, really. After all, it’s my birthday month… Uhm… Maybe I SHOULD be complaining. I’ll be a year older, after all.
But age is just a number, right? Old is just a state of mind, right?
After all, look at Pope Francis. Why, he’s 78 and he zips around pretty well.
In his popemobile!
That thing moved too fast! All I could photograph was his back!
But my family and I had a marvelous day in the city that day. We walked freely in the streets and got to see Philadelphia up close and personal. It really is an interesting place to visit.
Amidst worrying about getting older and walking for miles to see the pope, I was able to get reacquainted with my oven this past week.
I feel like I haven’t used it in such a long time, microwaving being the preferred mode of cooking lately.
But I finally baked a few things in the oven this week.
Now it’s just a matter of posting the recipes.
In due time.
In the meantime, with the help of your votes, these are the most popular posts from last week’s fiesta:
Garlic Fingerling Potatoes from Julie @ Hostess At Heart
Lemon Rosemary Bread from Margy @ La Petite Casserole
Pokeman Birthday Cake from Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy And Harried
Apple Pecan Carrot Cake from Jess @ Cooking Is My Sport
And now, for Fiesta Friday #88, please welcome Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons as your co-hosts.
This is Liz’s first time co-hosting, so be nice!
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I lived in Philly for a little bit, and it’s a city that I love to visit nowadays. That’s awesome that you had the opportunity to see the Pope while he was in town! And, I’m excited for your recipes, everything looks delicious!! 🙂
You did? Isn’t it an interesting city? It has its own unique culture. The muffins were really good! I’m actually going to make more later today, trying to tweak the recipes a little to make them healthier.
Yeah, right after I graduated from college, but before my blog existed! And, that sounds like a lovely plan to me. You’ll have even more to enjoy this weekend! 😀
Oooh it is my birthday too this month, which day are you? How exciting having some piccies of the man himself 🙂 What are you doing to celebrate apart from partying with us of course 😀 xxx
You tell me yours first 😀 The hubster probably will take me out to dinner, kids will get me cake, etc, the yoosh. Nothing elaborate.
well nothing planned at the moment, surprises yet to come. I am on the 15th 😀
October is a lovely month and it always comes around so quickly! I hope you celebrate all month long 🙂 x
I plan to enjoy the season better this time, and not run around like crazy like I usually do! Better planning is key I think 🙂
Planning makes life a little easier doesn’t it? 🙂
Sure does. One of these days I’ll be so organized I’ll even surprise myself, haha… Now that’s a promise I’d like to keep! 🙂
Quinn Caudill says
Happy early birthday. Your treats look great. Cooking is the easy part, writing up the post is the hard part for me. Thanks for hosting as always and to the wonderful co-hosts Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Liz @ Spades, spatulas, & spoons. Welcome Liz. Happy FF! :))
Thanks, Quinn! I have a hard time writing recipes sometimes. I like to be precise and crystal clear but I myself almost always tweak recipes as I go, so I need to make sure I document what I do. Have a great weekend and Happy FF!
Quinn Caudill says
That was my biggest problem when I started food blogging. I am a spontaneous cook and do most by feel and taste. I keep a notepad in the kitchen at all times.
Notepad! Of course! I should do the same since I’m just like you. A pinch of this, a pinch of that, and a week later I wouldn’t remember exactly what I added! 🙂
Food Daydreaming says
You got to see the Pope, yay!! Nice features this week and I can’t wait for you to post your new muffin recipes. And a huge happy birthday to you 🙂
And I’ve been trying to be a good citizen since I saw the Pope. I’ve been trying to be super nice to people at work, haha… Thanks for the birthday wish. Muffin recipes will come soon. Just kick me you know where if I don’t move fast enough 😀
Advanced a Happy Birthday dear Angie☺️!! Muffins look too yummy .. Loved it..
So we share same birthday months..?. Tomorrow it’s my birthday and Wedding Anniversary ( both on same date)?!! Happy FF
Well, Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Nimmi!! Your husband only needs to remember one date, lucky man, haha… Happy FF to you, too!
Ha ha?!! That’s a true fact.. Thank you so much
I am excited about October. Love the smell of fall and pumpkin all around. Double set of festivities set for me…Indian as well as American 🙂
Is it Diwali in the Fall? You’ll have double of the joys! How fun, Sonal!
Staring October 15th with pre Diwali celebrations and ending on 31st December / 1st Jan with New Years.. Including Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas, all the goodness of holidays 🙂
Elaine @ foodbod says
I love this month, all of this time of year, and if it’s your birthday month too, then even better ?? great to see Julie’s potatoes in the pics, there’s some good pimping going on there ? Happy Fiesta Friday honey xx
Sounds like Fall is everyone’s favorite season. As long as the storms stay away, right?! It’s going to be a really wet weekend over here. But it’s still a weekend, so I’ll take it 🙂 Julie’s potatoes look pretty awesome!
What a great birthday month to have, I LOVE October!! And I’m so envious that you got to see the Pope AND his stinkin’ adorable popemobile! Philly is such a wonderful city! 😀
At one point, we saw that popemobile driven thru emergency route, guarded as if the Pope himself was there! It was the funniest thing! People were cheering and I thought I was going to see the man himself, but no…it was just his cute popemobile, haha… Didn’t stop me from taking pictures, though 😀
Happy Birthday for this month, so many great folks were born in October (including my husband). Hmmmm, did I just say that? :)). So glad you were able to see His Holiness. It was the day we arrived back in Philly, and the Pilot told us we would see his plane on the tarmac, but I couldn’t see it when we arrived. Philly is a great city, so close too. We’re planning to spend the day there tomorrow, but not sure if our plans will materialize as a silly named hurricane is on its way :). We were also planning to meet up with Johanne from French Gardener for some drinky-poos and munchies, but might have to put that on hold too. Johanne and I had been planning to meet up all summer long at a garden, but we’ve both been traveling quite a bit. Lovely muffins Angie, I too made some this week, coconut and carrot, and they were so yummy! Happy Happy Lovely Angie 🙂
Tell the husband Happy Birthmonth! Secret’s out, haha! Philly is one of those big cities with a small-town feel. People are really friendly and will greet you as if you’re an old friend. They’re also a little loud 😀 But it’s all good! It’s going to be a soaker this weekend, bummer. Carrot coconut muffins sound kinda amazing!
Just to be a part of the celebration and the Pope’s visit is special! The muffins/cupcakes? look good – I see some chocolate and pumpkin. Happy FF 🙂
You’re so good! Yup, some chocolate chips, Nutella, pumpkin. All so yum! I’m going to see if I can tweak the recipes and make them healthier. ‘Coz my family can inhale a dozen muffins in mere minutes! That’s too much sugar and butter in one day! 🙂
Arl's World says
Hi Angie! My sister and niece both have Birthdays this month. It is a lovely month for a Birthday. 🙂 The muffins looks very delicious …it is about 10:15 am here and I wish I had them for my mid-morning snack right now. Yummy!! Happy FF! 🙂
All the good people, yay!! 🙂 The muffins were excellent. I’m hoping to make them again this weekend, making them skinnier maybe. Less sugar and butter so I can eat more! 😀
Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons says
Happy Birthday Angie! I certainly get the not concentrating on getting older, it’s startling to look in the mirror sometimes. Thank you so much for inviting me to co-host, I’m looking forward to reading all the posts.
And, I’m requesting the apple/carrot/pecan cake for my celebration, looks yummy!
Happy Birthday to you, too! I try not to look in the mirror too many times, haha… And thank YOU for co-hosting! It’s such a big job visiting all the posts, and THEN selecting features. It’s the hardest part for me. That apple carrot pecan cake is so special!
Sarah 'n Spice says
I cannot believe it’s October already! My hubby’s birthday and our anniversary are both this month too 🙂 October is my favorite, it’s the start to all the holidays! So awesome you got to see the Pope! Have a fabulous weekend and Happy FF 😀
It’s going to be a fun month for you too, then, Sarah! So many things to celebrate! I feel lucky to have been able to see the pope in person. It was so wonderful! Have a great weekend and FF! XOXO
Happy Birthday month, Angie–my birthday is later in this month too! It’s a great time of year!
So is mine, towards the end. Happy Early Birthday!!
October is great month for me too, Angie. Just because we get a bit of respite in fall break, and some festivals including Halloween. On the downside, we need to get prepared for winter, but at least the fall colors will keep us happy for some time! 🙂 It must have been very exciting for you to see the Pope in person!
It really was exciting! And everybody was so joyful! I’m hoping it’ll stay that way for a long time :-). I agree with you there’s so much to do in the Fall in preparation for the winter. I was just saying the same thing to my husband last night!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Woo happy birthday month, Angie! Are you gonna share what day it is? 😉 October should be a good month for me, start my new job on Monday woo! It’s also my little sister’s and one of my nephew’s birthdays this month!
Congratulations! It’s exciting to start a new job! My birthday is easy to remember. 2 x 5 = 10. Did you get that? I’m talking in crypt, haha… I share my birthday with Katy Perry and Pablo Picasso.
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Thank you! Ah I cracked your code (using google!), don’t worry I won’t tell anyone 😉 I will make a note of it though haha. It’s the day after my nephews so shouldn’t be hard to remember!
Google to the rescue! Always!! 😀
That’s great that you managed to go in to see the pope in the end, since you’d been unsure, and glad you had a good day out too. I haven’t been to Philly in years but remember it has some nice things to see. Happy birthday month! October is certainly a great month food-wise in my mind, I’m loving getting into colder-weather food. The colder weather itself (and the rain) the last couple days here has been less good. But I guess I should get used to it…
Thanks for the birthday month wish. The real birthday is towards the end of the month. But I’m trying to milk it for as long as I can, haha… The rain makes these days less ideal but it could be worse I guess. ‘Coz when it gets to be in the single digits, we’d be wishing for this weather 🙂 I’m trying to make the best of it, listening to a lot of music.
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says
Happy Birthday Angie & hope you have a lovely day. Looks like you had a great day out in Philly & made special too by getting to see the Pope. Thanks to Julie & Liz for co hosting 🙂
Thank you so much! I thought myself lucky to be able to see the Pope. I love the way he smiles! I’m also lucky to have Julie and Liz as my co-hosts. You can co-host, too, if you want. Just let me know.
It is hard to believe it is October already! The temperature has suddenly fallen, it has been raining consistently! On the bright side it is Halloween and pumpkin month! It is also my husband’s birthday month. In fact quite a few of my family members are celebrating their birthday this month. Happy birthday to you in advance Angie!
Wow, so many GREAT people born in October!! Haha, just joking, I’m not great! But it is a great month to start indulging in favorite things like pumpkin spice, apples, and of course Halloween treats. All those candies! 😀
Advanced Happy birthday to you! I would love to join Fiesta Friday event. How can i add Fiesta Friday badge to my blog? What is the link to tag my post for Fiesta Friday event?
Thanks! The badge can be copied from my other blog:
It really needs to be updated, but I haven’t been able to find the time to do it.
To link your post, just click on that blue “Add your link” button under all the thumbnail photos (links). Tag your post with “Fiesta Friday” and link it to FiestaFriday.net as well as the co-hosts’ blogs. That way you may be considered for features. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your interest!
Happy Birthday in Advance Angie and I wishing you a wonderful year ahead xx Have a great Sunday! 😉
Thanks, Linda! It’s not until close to the end of the month, but I’m trying to milk it for as long as I can, lol! 🙂
Natalie Browne says
I can’t believe it’s October. September just flew by. Happy birthday month, Angie! And happy FF!
I know, right? Actually, the whole summer flew by! Thanks for the birthday month wish! XOXO
Can you believe that I have realized just now that my bread was among the most popolar recipe of the previous week??? I’m very sorry, this is not me… but the little one is drying all my energy!!!
Welcome to motherhood! You’ll get used to it, LOL! And by the time you get used to it, #2 might come along, haha… Sorry didn’t mean to sound unsympathetic. I do know the feeling, though. That was the reason why I stayed home for nearly 8 years while my kids were small. I don’t know how any woman can work full-time and raise a family! Hats off to them! They’re my heroes!! XOXO
ahahha no Angie! I’m sure you are perfectly right… can’t wait to be in Italy and enjoying the side effect of the time grandparents + grandchildren!