Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple Picking Time!

Yesterday we took a trip to Lemieux's Apple Orchard here in Vassalboro. The girls picked a whole bag a piece, and I picked up some seconds for applesauce and pies.

We had a little wagon ride around the orchard and a nice walk through their corn maze.

The corn was so tall. I think about 8 feet high.

I think the way the corn looks coming out of the ground is funny looking. Sort of like some of those trees in the Bayou.

We also saw the geese flying south. Very pretty and so cool to hear them honking away.

Monday, September 29, 2014

An Autumn Day at the Lake

Much of Maine had some pretty warm (hot in my opinion) temperatures this past weekend. Sensing this may be one of our last weekends to go to the lake, that is just what we did.

The trees are just starting to turn. Some more than others. The lake was so crisp and cool. The sky so blue. It was a beautiful fall afternoon.

There were not very many people at the lake. Summer is over for most people. I suppose it is over for me too, but on Saturday we were soaking it all up again.

There is no denying it though. The proof is in the color of the leaves. The proof is also in the cool temperatures that we are suddenly left with today. As the winds blew and the clouds came in the temps dropped about 25 degrees. I am sitting in front of a nice warm fire as I type this.

Good bye summer. Hello autumn. The memories of the warm, balmy, sun filled days will sustain us through another fall and winter. I am so glad we spent the day together relaxing and having fun in the sun.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen

I love the blog Beauty That Moves and have been reading and enjoying her photos for a few years. I am joining Heather in her Kitchen Blog Hop.

Here is this week.

Biscuits. I added some cornmeal because we were having chili. These turned out soft, and tasty. The chili.....

has been better. It has been a little challenging to cook for only four people. What a difference in how much gets eaten with two adults and two little girls compared to four, sometimes five adults and two children. I attempted to cook up a small chili in the crock pot. I didn't think about the cooking time would need to be less. It dried right up. Even adding water at serving didn't revive it very well. Oh well, these things happen I guess.

As we are still harvesting from the garden I made Stuffed Zucchini. I bake the zucchini, took out the seeds, stuff with cooked hamburg, rice, spices, and top with cheddar cheese. Broil it for a few minutes and serve. Such an easy meal. 

More garden goodness here. We broiled beets, carrots, beans, eggplant and sweet potatoes. (The sweet potatoes came from the store.) I love how the colors of these veggies look like the leaves that change color on the trees. 

Happy Fall!