It's not be heralded yet by the changing of the leaves, but by the changing of the sun's light. A more golden hue is evident and the cooler temperatures this week most welcome. We spent awhile at the Farm this morning to pick up eggs and let the boys play with the "baby piggy". It's closer than the grocery stores around here, plus it has the added attraction of Bacon Bits, the pig.
The drive home was filled with lots of fun as we stopped the van for quite awhile so the boys could watch a loader and excavator move dirt. Lots of free fun for little boys! When we arrived home we played in the front yard for awhile. Pumpkin kept sharing his rocks with Dumpling who thinks he should chew on them. Ah, brothers!
We then had our lunch and the boys laid down for naps. I baked four loaves of zucchini bread and one loaf of banana bread. One zucchini grated made all four loaves while three bananas just made one loaf. Of course, it was a big zucchini from the garden.
The math though, reminds me of canning: how x numbers of pounds=a totally different # of quarts/pints than the recipe says. In fact, I canned green beans last night and thought I'd have 55 pints based on the weights given in the recipe, but ended up with 9.5 pints in the end.
All in all, it's been a wonderful day. Except for right now. I'm taking a break from dealing with paperwork I've been working on for an hour only to realize that I do not, of course, have all the papers I need. Grumble. Adding to the lists of calls to make tomorrow...
The cooler weather inspired a change of menu for the luncheon I had with a friend yesterday. I'd thought I'd do a summery tomato/basil dish, but the clouds and cool changed the plan. I put out some Autumn decorations and changed the tea set on the tea cart to my Autumn Lusterware Set. I baked a few loaves of french bread, made a big salad and a pot of Carrot Ginger Soup. It was so yummy and perfect for the season! I love to cook according to the seasons with Autumn being my very favorite. I seem to have a thing for orange food--pumpkins, squashes, carrots, etc. and cook as much of them as I can.
What's your favorite season for cooking/baking?