Mixed green salad
Stouffer's (yes, sad but true) Lasagna
I've decided to take a space at a craft show on Saturday November 22. A woman at work put me in contact with the show organizer, so now as I sit in my chair and contemplate life, I'm also making jewelry. I've made probably 50 pairs of earrings in the past week, sold more than half of them, and taken orders for more. A little more bead shopping is on the agenda for this morning, and then it will be time to select, wrap, embellish, clip, and hang.
Have a great Halloween!
I hate this phrase, but the 'frost is on the pumpkin' here this morning. That means more blankets have been pulled out, and wool socks are being worn indoors. We're seeing how long we can hold off turning the heat on. It's supposed to warm up towards the end of the week, so maybe it won't be so bad. Hope my BUNCO pals dress warmly...
I mentioned working 9 days in a row in my last post--believe me, this was not my doing. It's just how our work schedule fell to accommodate people on vacation. I'm definitely feeling this long haul.
We're having a carry-in at work today...all kinds of Halloween-y/Harvesty treats for lunch. Here's what I've made. I'm bringing in a few decorations and a table cover, with every one's input, it should be a festive occasion. My camera battery is charged, so I'll take some pictures to post later---way later, after class this evening.
All of the rain we wanted and needed over the summer is due to set in this evening and last for a few days...it's cool, dark, and gloomy here...a typical SW Indiana fall day. Think I'll just sit in front of the TV and make jewelry.
I wasted some time on Facebook this morning. I really don't "get it" when it comes to stuff like that. Do I really want to know what everyone is doing at any particular moment? NO. I kind of feel the same way about Twitter, but like a lemming I accepted an invitation and signed up. When answering the standard prompt - What are you doing right now? I would honestly have to say "being brain-dead in front of the computer". I much prefer the land of blog...complete with photos, ideas, dreams, goals, and of course plain old blathering. There's always the option of reading if you want to, or if the subject offends, distresses, or otherwise disengages you, you can feel free to move on. It feels like my little corner of the www.
Here are all of the ingredients, the only thing missing is a tablespoon of lemon juice--and I didn't realize that I hadn't pulled the lemon juice from the fridge until just after taking and uploading the picture. The pie is in the oven now--I'll post a picture when it comes out. I'll also post the "recipe" then.
This recipe is wonderful for sipping on a cool, crisp evening:
1 quart apple cider or apple juice
2 cups cranberry juice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag before serving.
This is where I'm going to be today...on the Overdrive Digital Media Bookmobile. The Bookmobile is setting up shop at the Evansville West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, the second largest food festival in the U.S., second only to Mardi Gras. The Festival is a week long opportunity for groups to raise money for their cause...band boosters, drill teams, churches, schools, animal shelters, etc. This is the place to be to see old friends you haven't seen since the last fall festival. Now about those food booths...it's all about everything fried...a grease-fest, so to speak. Fried Twinkies, Snicker bars, the ominous Brain Sandwiches (remember, this is Evansville), and all assorted things you can think of --and some you can't--deep fried.
Now...about the Overdrive Digital Media Bookmobile...check with your local library to see if they offer this fantastic, FREE feature. If your library subscribes to this, you can download audiobooks, MP3 books, DVDs, readable books via your computer screen, and so much more. You can do all of this from your home computer with your library card! The libraries usually have a download station available, so you can bring in your MP3 player or IPod and load up on music or audiobooks right at your library. The downloads are also available via your home computer. It's pretty cool.
We will be promoting this great new feature for our library at the festival all day today. Should be fun!
I received some wonderful Halloween goodies...a glittery black BOO banner, complete with sparkely clothes pins, a cute little black cat "gentleman", tags, and a black box painted with pumpkin and witch images. It was filled with orange berry napkin rings. I love everything! Thank you so much Susan!
Busy, busy, busy...the weather is beautiful and I have company coming! Today is the day to do some housecleaning, decluttering, and food shopping. I have little bittersweet "droppings" to vacuum up, and lots of dusting to do. The way the light comes through the windows this time of year reveals everything, including the fact that the windows need cleaning! Another day for that...I'm not up to any ladder climbing today.Applebutter is on the "to do" list. Nothing smells better than applebutter cooking. I have a crockpot recipe for it, but today I think I'll use the big Nesco roaster to do the work. So easy...put the prepared apples and spices into the roaster, cover, and let it cook. Yum.