I admit it, I have ants in my pants, don't like staying home for more than one day at a time. Today was a stay at home day though, and it's been glorious. (Billie Jo (from Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea blog)), I can totally relate!)
Today, I vacuumed a bit, did some laundry, and spent some hours in the kitchen. See, I wandered around the yard, picked some pears from the pear tree, picked the last 6 or 7 grape tomatoes from the garden, and some summer and butternut squash. So if you pick squash, and it's a beautiful autumn day, well, you have to EAT the squash. The hard part is chopping and peeling it. ugh. It took waaaay too long, but it was enjoyable at the same time. I also peeled and sliced 10 or 12 apples, I toss them in cinnamon and sugar, and bury them in sugar free applesauce from a jar...it's like apple pie, without the crust. I cut up five pounds of red potatoes, they're in the pot of water waiting to become mashies. I seasoned and marinated the pork loin roast, it's ready to go in the oven, with a tray of squash cubes, all seasoned with salt and pepper, rosemary, olive oil. Then the pan of Brussel sprouts will roast while the potatoes cook.
Margaret is coming for dinner, with her little boys (Adrian is in college, and also working, so he gets busy!). Abigail is coming over to join us, and to bring home dinner for Emily (she's working late), and Mariel.
Last night, we made two pizzas (I rolled out the dough, Camille did the rest). Cam made one barbecue chicken, and one pepperoni. (I had leftover chicken for dinner, and cauliflower rice). I had to leave for activity club...Jonathan is an A.C. leader every other week, and it was his week, so he drove. We brought little Miss Lydia, too. Our group joined the older girls' group, and we painted pumpkins!