Loving the September Chill and Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

This Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is a comforting Indian dish to serve as a weeknight meal, or for weekend dinner guests! Time to pull out the crock pot!

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Friends, It’s another beautiful September day! I cannot believe September is here already. With the past few mornings having a chill in the air, I can no longer deny that summer is coming to an end. That, and the stores are full of every autumn!

This past Saturday, we woke up to glorious blue skies! After a month of heavy smoke hanging over our valley from all of the west coast fires, we couldn’t greet the day with more gratitude in our hearts that we could finally breathe!

In fact, I kept thinking of Ella Fitzgerald’s snappy, happy song, Blue skies/Smiling at me/Nothing but blue skies/Do I see. :)

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People in your life, all your life.

We went to dinner at our friends’ house “up on the hill” this past Saturday night.

Minimalist Thinking and Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites | Reluctant Entertainer.com

These Zucchini Pizza Bites are made with pepperoni, but just as good served Vegetarian. A great little garden snack! This past weekend we cleaned, purged, worked in the yard, and on home improvements, like wild, crazy people. We’re on a mission to get stuff done around our house. Do you...

4 Spontaneous Entertaining TIPS with Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili

Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Spontaneous entertaining sometimes is easier than planned! This past week we gathered with our friends for a last-minute meal, and I served a Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili made with BUSH’S Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, with a large salad and fresh crunchy bread. Are you like me, agreeing that...

A Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

A Sister "Staycation" at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Recently my sisters and I went on a Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon, where we also enjoyed a visit to Waterstone Spa. Follow along for an inspiring post and details of this fabulous resort. A few weeks ago, my sisters and I traveled a very short 15...

When the Good Stuff Happens with Roasted Salmon & Succotash

Roasted Salmon & Succotash | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Roasted Salmon & Succotash is an easy, one-pot meal using summer corn and green beans. Easy entertaining! A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.–Elbert Hubbard I was feeling a bit overwhelmed in the kitchen, about 20 minutes before...