Fun on Friday!
Matt goes in early on Fridays, so I planned a hands-off breakfast. This was about as easy as it gets – heat, toppings, eat!
Leftover Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal. LOVING this recipe!!
A fine meal indeed.
After breakfast, I made dinner! Actually, we made most of this dinner after last night’s dinner!
Knowing I’d have my hands pretty full home alone this morning, Matt and I prepped ingredients for a crockpot soup last night when we could trade off baby holding.
Tons of squash and apples peeled and diced and in the fridge, plus apple + gouda chicken sausages that I thawed from the freezer and a can of Matt’s new green beans!! I’m excited to report that they taste just like professionally canned green beans = delicious!
I first became friends with Frog Hollow Farm at the first Foodbuzz Festival – and several thereafter. I am very sad this is the first Foodbuzz I am sitting out : ( So it warmed my heart a little when Frog Hollow sent me some pears to enjoy this fall. These Warren pears ARE the best I’ve ever had – so juicy sweet (says Gollum!) They also make beautiful dining table centerpieces : )
I went for a long walk with my friend Genevieve this morning – about an hour – and lunchtime came fast!
Pear went into lunch with some Wild Squirrel almond butter
And lots of leftovers! Hard-boiled egg, mac n cheese and Hillary’s fried rice
Afternoon glamour shots – so juicy sweet!
We tried to take a nap together on the couch after a feeding. We lasted about 10 minutes until I felt baby hands grabbing at my face!! So cute. I also had a pumpkin ball for an afternoon snack.
It’s always fun when daddy comes home
Because our day isn’t always all smiles!
Dad knows it’s time for a feeding when M nibbles on his nose. Too bad milk can’t come out of there.
This evening we walked downtown for an old tradition – the Market Street Wine Shop Friday night tasting!
We used to go all the time but then…I got pregnant
We tasted a few sips and bought two bottles of a delicious Rose for $5 a piece! Matt also bought the very last of the Dogfish Punkin’ IN THE CITY for our tasting tomorrow.
Back at home, dinner was a’waitin’!
Soup was dished into bowls in seconds
Apple Scrapple bread warmed in the toaster oven
The soup was quite good, but almost too sweet!! Like apple cider. So juicy sweet…
Slow Cooked Squash + Apple Soup
- 3 big apples
- 1 giant butternut squash or 2 medium
- 6 cups veggie broth
- 2 chicken sausages (or comparable meat/beans/protein)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1.5 cups canned green beans, stirred in at end
Everything into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. (Stir in beans at end).
Nighty night my sweets!