Saturday, October 2, 2010

Time and Temp and this time of year

By Lorna

Sorry this post was late today.  I slept in.

Doesn't that sound heavenly?  It would if you're used to getting up between 4:30 and 5 a.m. during the summer hours.  I just can't sleep when it's light out.  Was I a farmer (or his wife) in another life with chickens to feed?  What is it that compels me to be up when old Sol peeks over the eastern horizon?

Of course there's also something else that keeps me in bed.  It's called THE COLD.  Who wants to put their feet on a cold floor when Mr. Duvet is toasty warm (without the crumbs, of course).

And then there's dinner.  With the days getting shorter, we've already resorted to some of our favorite cool-weather meals:  meatloaf, chili, homemade soups, and roast chicken.  (Okay, I kinda lied about the chicken.  It's one of my favorites and I sneak it in as often as I think I can get away with it.)  Can stew be far behind?

I have this hankering to bake, too.  Muffins, cookies, and pumpkin bread.  That urge lasts until about Christmas and then thankfully goes away.  (Just in time for the annual diet to begin.  You know, the one that lasts all of a couple of days before hunger puts an end to it.)

So, with all this talk about food -- what'll be on your table tonight?  (We're reverting to summer and having hamburgers.  Hey, who wants to rush the season?)