Trying to wax lyrical here on Sundays and autumn but with a cat on the keyboard and another in my lap I'm having trouble focusing....
I know the endorphins got to bubbling after an hour with the trainer in the gym. Working out first thing in the morning, and by that I mean 9 or 10am, sets me up for a day of sheer happiness.
The air smells fresher, the skies are clearer, all food tastes especially delicious. And when you can come home and fling the windows and doors open and let that breeze blow through the house even mundane chores are pleasurable.
These days are the memories I keep to unearth in the darkness of winter.
Mr. Baby and family were coming for dinner so between loads of laundry, GG mowing the yard and the kittens frolicking outside for their best day ever, I toggled together my first stew of the season to be served over red quinoa and accompanied by the most delicious slices of acorn squash.
I cat the squash in half, scooped out seeds, sliced it into 1/4inch thick pieces, tossed those with olive oil, S&P, crushed red peppers and spread them out of a baking sheet and cooked them at 375 for 30/35 minutes. The recipe called for a 1/4 cup of maple syrup to be added but I skipped that though I'm sure it would give the squash a beautiful brown crust.
Mr. Baby enjoyed both the quinoa and the squash, though I'll bet it was the spiciest food he's ever eaten.
He also enjoyed his after dinner book and roared with laughter hearing about the BIG elephant and the other BIG animals under the BIG top. I've learned how to say monkey in both German and Telugu.
I am now being spoken to in dog and walk is the word I'm hearing.
Perhaps we'll walk on over and see how your weekends went.