"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, October 25, 2009

a delicacy to enjoy

i have heard it's supposed to snow on tuesday.
i'm excited and sad all at the same time.
the first snow that sticks to the valley always seems magical.
yet, darn it, i always want the fall to last a little bit longer.
when i was in elementary school i remember jumping out of bed to look out my window every morning in the hopes i would see our backyard covered in a blanket of fresh snow.
fall always seems like a little glimpse of a season.
but maybe that's why we all love it so much.
it's like a delicacy to enjoy.
like babies.
i like enjoying them.
and toddlers.
i've heard that's what i have now.
i still see my baby:-)

and i enjoy him a lot.

he enjoys bubbles.

the gymboree ones.

have you tried them???

i dare to say there are none better.

the scout master's pick for sunday dinner:


2 cans kidney beans
2 cans black beans
1 can corn
4 cans tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 pkgs chili seasoning
throw it all in a big pot, stir, warm it up! it can be ready in 10 min., or it can sit on your stove for an hour simmering.
*serve with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream
corn bread
1 c flour
3/4 c cornmeal
4-5 tbls sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbls butter
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/2 c oil or melted butter
preheat oven to 400*. put butter into a square glass dish or cast iron skillet (i used a glass dish) and place in oven for 3 min. at 400*. all dry ingredients go into a bowl, set aside. combine eggs, milk, and oil in mixing bowl. whip together until blended. add dry ingredients, stirring until moistened and smooth. pour into bowl, bake 15-20 min at 400*.
*serve with butter and honey


Amy said...

I love that you call Fall a delicacy. I think you are right.
Pork Loin is now a toddler, and a very handsome one at that. Not to worry, you will soon have another chubby baby to eat up all the time, and the adorable toddler. The best of both worlds!

Sue said...

I've never made chile with tomato sauce like that. Sounds good...and my favorite...EASY.



Emmy said...

I always wanted it to snow growing up... and now yeah I miss it on Christmas day but that is about it.

Snarky Belle said...

"No matter how old you are, no matter how big you get, you'll always be my baby."
Every night I squish and gush each of my children as I repeat that...no matter that they're
11 1/2, 8, and 5 1/2. They are my babies!

Soooo on the same page when it comes to loving fall. I love your description of it as a delicacy to be enjoyed!

I'm going to try your chili recipe Wednesday night! Mmmmmm!!