Kansas City Events: Weekend of September 27-29

Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes

The autumn Kansas City Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City,  will run from September 28th- October 3rd. Homes will open at 9:00 AM and stay open until 6:00 PM.

For more information, click here.

Overland Park Fall Festival and Parade

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The Overland Park Fall Festival will take place in Downtown Overland Park on Saturday, September 28th. Bring the whole family for food, arts and crafts, live music and a fall Parade. After the parade, stick around for the Downtown OP Farmer’s Market beginning at 1:00 PM.

For more information, click here. 

Liberty Fall Fest

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The Liberty Fall Festival, presented by the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce, opens the evening of Thursday, September 26th and runs through Sunday evening. This festival is packed with events from a biergarten to a carnival. Check out booths from local vendors and enjoy the free golf cart shuttle service.

For more information, click here.

Lees Summit Missouri Oktoberfest

Lees Summit Oktoberfest

Lees Summit Oktoberfest, presented by Bank of Midwest, runs from 5 PM on Friday, September 27th to 4 PM on Sunday, September 29th. The festival takes place in quaint Downtown Lees Summit and includes a biergarten, arts and crafts area and a home brew beer competition.

For more information, click here.

Harry Potter Day at Science City

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Grab your wand and robes and head for Science City at Union Station for a day filled with magic. Harry Potter Day at Science City has something for the whole family. The event will take place from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on Saturday, September 28th.

For more information, click here.

KC Cider Fest at KC Wine CO

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KC Cider Fest is the perfect activity for adults and kids alike. Classic cider and hard cider are available. There are plenty of adorable photo opportunities. Kids can enjoy play areas including a rock wall, spider web, Little Old Lady who lives in a Shoe house and many more! The event begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday (September 28th and 29th.)

For more information, click here.

Oktoberfest in Westwood

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Westwood’s annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held on Saturday, September 28th in Joe D. Dennis Park (5000 Rainbow Boulevard) from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Beverages for kids and adults will be provided. There will be an inflatable moon walk and a pumpkin painting station. Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:30 PM.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Bacon by Jessica Gavin

Sharing the dinner that I will be making for Quentin and I this evening to get back on track with my Monday Meals. Since today is the first day of Fall (and it actually feels like it!) I couldn’t help but go with a soup recipe.

Baked potato soup is one of my favorites and I’m excited to try out a new recipe. This one in particular is my Jessica Gavin and uses greek yogurt instead of sour cream. This adds a little bit of extra protein to the soup while still including the sour cream flavor. Enjoy!

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11553 S Carbondale Street Olathe, Kansas 66061- First Open House this weekend!

Holding my first open house this Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 AM- noon. Come drop by for a donut before you settle in to watch Sunday afternoon football the rest of the afternoon 😉 Go Chiefs!

Listing is courtesy of Barb Hendricks with SEEK Real Estate. Details linked here.

11553 S Carbondale Street Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Click here for details.

Courtesy of SEEK Real Estate.

Tomato Basil Soup

  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roughly chop tomatoes and 1/2 onion and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast heirloom tomatoes on a baking sheet for 25 minutes.

Remove tomatoes and 1/2 onion and let cool for 10-15 minutes. When they have cooled, place them into a food processor with additional salt, garlic and basil. Puree.

Preheat a large stock pot to medium heat. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in bottom of pot. Add tomato/garlic/basil puree to melted butter. Stir.

Add in 1/2 cup whole milk OR half and half and 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Add red and black pepper to taste.

Top with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

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