I swear every time I come back from a trip I sit down to write my post and these words speak in my brain: “Home. Home on the range.” [Well, either that or “Take me home, country roads.”]
And then I try to think of something more creative to say!
My drive today was half horrible and half wonderful.
The first half – the Baltimore + Washington half – looked like this:
My GOSH the drivers there are crazy. I actually witnessed a small accident spurred by a policeman whizzing by. Then a car came into my lane and almost hit me. Then trucks were making me claustrophobic. And the construction on the Wash Beltline and I-66 was downright scary.
The second half of my trip was beautiful, rolling hills. Gorgeous countryside. And a stunning sunset over the Virginia landscape. [Not actual photo taken while driving! Credit: an old KERF photo.]
I heart my countryside.
I made a wonderful pit stop to say hello to Pablo at Great Harvest Warrenton and stock up on 5 loaves of bread for Christmas!
I also heart my husband, who had this meal waiting for me when I got home!
Homemade (from whole canned tomatoes) tomato sauce a la this recipe. Plus eggplant parm (aka eggplant baked in the oven) over whole wheat shells and chiffonade spinach!
More chez on top!
Donner was excited to see me!
Sipping on Pero while I unpack and reorganize this house. Doesn’t this look a bit like Rudolph!?
The next three days are going to be busy but fun!