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?)


Laineshots said...

I cannot wait, each fall, to start making those cold-weather foods. Last night was smoked sausage with potatoes and onions, whipped butternut squash, and onion-dill-rye rolls. And apple-caramel crisp! Today I'm going to make a pumpkin-chocolate cake, which is more delicious than the name can possibly convey.

As for dinner...I'll get ideas from what I read here today.

~ Babs ~ said...

Lorna you have me hungry now and we just got back from getting breakfast ha.

I am making home made vegetable soup for dinner it is cool out and not getting in the 70's here. I love fall/winter foods.

We love beef stew, homemade soups, fried chicken etc.

Katie said...

last night was lasagna, antipasto salad, garlic bread and homemade apple pie.

haven't decided tonight. the kids want pizza...we'll see.

I need to make some pumpkin bread or muffins soon.

Dru said...

Today feels like a rice & beans with baked chicken night. Yum!

Lover of Books said...

Grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup! If not the chicken noodle soup than tator tots. :)

I am going to make cinnamon struesel muffins and blueberry muffins both box mixes. :) I made pumpkin bread last week. :)

lol my word verification was wacky. too funny! lol

Diane P said...

I put in a pork roast & added onions, carrots & squash. Now it smells like Fall inside our house & outside.

Vickie said...

Today is Saturday and Saturday is always steak night. I like Saturday.
I have been having the baking yearn too. I had hoped to try a pumkin muffin recipe tomorrow, but going to see Guardians of GaHool and put up the Halloween decorations and Lady K has swim lessons in the evening....I reckon baking will wait til next weekend. But baking will be done...oh yes...
and the crockpot will make its presence and use known.