Monday, October 17, 2016

A Hayride & Frugal Accomplishments

Last week, I harvested okra, tomatoes, basil, oregano, hazelnuts, the last two cucumbers, & gathered eggs.  I made pasta sauce with our canned tomatoes, garlic, onion and herbs.  Laundry was done with homemade laundry soap and hung on the line.  In the midst of fall cleaning, I made egg salad sandwiches one night for dinner, and used up a half cabbage to prepare asian slaw to go with it.

The dogs had made some lovely nose art creations on the doors, so I did a quick cleaning of those with my scrubber and squeegee set.   They'll soon make some more art, no doubt.  We had our annual hayride with family over the weekend.  Getting ready for that is the reason this will be a short update.  It's still quite warm, and the weather was beautiful if not what I think of as hayride weather.  Instead of hot apple cider, I chilled the apple juice.  I made soup using our canned tomatoes, herbs and garlic, as well as roasted broccoli.  For dessert, I made pumpkin pie cupcakes with our eggs and pumpkin, and homemade pumpkin pie spice.  Our guests brought sourdough & whole wheat bread, potato casserole, minestrone, cornbread, apple pie and wine to share.  A few of us sat on the porch and made music afterwards, with all sorts of percussion instruments.  It was a lot of fun.

Sage kitty accompanies the pups and I on our evening walks on a rare occasion.  She decided to come along this week.  I hope the week ahead is a good one for you!  I'm joining in with Frugal Accomplishments.


Michèle Hastings said...

Your hayride gathering sounds like a lot of fun... and pumpkin pie muffins, YUM!

Laurie said...

Michele, they were really good! Maybe even better the next day. Here's a link to them:

Bill said...

A hayride followed by porch-sitting, music-making, wine-sharing. Now that sounds like a very nice day. :)

Laurie said...

Indeed it was, Bill!