I've only purchased one new decorative item for Autumn this year -
this sign for the porch which says it all for me personally.
We were able to spend some fun 'porch time' on Saturday - first with
our former neighbor April, who recently moved, when she visited late
afternoon. Then, quite late into the evening, with our neighbor Bob from
the other side who joined us after his 4.5 mile run, then shared a good
bottle of Portuguese red and an impromptu supper of Italian baked
eggplant Parmigiana, followed by an English sherry trifle I made
earlier in the day.
I love unplanned happenings such as that - lighting the candles as
darkness arrived, good conversation, a drink, and an easy meal.
Do you enjoy pumpkin bread. . . . . . an Autumn bake many of us concoct
from scratch or, much easier, a readymade mix? For several years
I've turned to Libby's mix to which you add just fresh eggs, oil and water.
Libby's is known for their great canned pumpkin and this colorful box which
makes two delicious 9"X5" loaves - and includes their awesome can of
pumpkin - is the best. At $4.99 it's a great buy.
This year I stocked up early with several boxes as they disappear from the
grocery shelves fast. I found them at Target and also at LIDL.
I've already baked and shared a couple of loaves. They also freeze well so
you can enjoy pumpkin bread all winter. . . . .along with hot chocolate or
a cup of tea on a chilly day. . . . .I'm waiting for them!
Another week, hopefully a good one for all.