As I write this, we're getting ready to attend a harvest festival. A celebration, an expression of thanks. Wouldn't you know, that leading up to this, it was the worst week ever? The Little Mister caught the sniffles, who then passed it on to The Mister. The washing machine broke down. There was not one iota of peace for yours truly. A new domestic calamity every day right up until the time we embark on a public display of gratitude and satisfaction. Surely, there's a message in there, meant for someone like myself who does not easily grasp subtle leadings.
Here are a few simple places I've found satisfaction lately.
One early evening, the sky turned pink and furious. October is a lady of vivid color. I grabbed my camera and followed her trail into the sunset...
This is the second year I entered a picture of our Little Mister in the annual photo contest for our local farm newspaper. I like that the photo submissions are boldly printed next to the weather. In a farm paper, that's prime real estate for placement.
I happily rediscovered my favorite fall recipe, Stuffed Acorn Squash, in my recipe file. It's the perfect meal this time of year. Easy to make, wholesome, and delicious.
Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
2 medium acorn squash, halved with seeds scooped out
1 pound bulk spicy sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup fresh baby spinach or broccoli finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
I'll file my next report after the harvest weekend. A much needed change of scenery will refresh my fingers on the keyboard.