Happy Autumn! It is my favorite time of year. Last night, Zowie and Devan brought my grandchildren for a Halloween visit. Little Man was a witch, and Little Miss a pumpkin. I made up treat bags for Little Man and his parents, and gave Little Miss (almost four months old!) a little stuffed witch. Before they got there, I watched old episodes of The Adam’s Family. Then, while they were there I played Double, Double, Toil and Trouble – the girls and I used to watch that when they were young. When they left, I watched Stephen King’s Sometimes They Come Back, and ate peanut butter cups. And I went to bed early. Not the grandest of Halloweens, but I was exhausted. How was your Halloween?
I’m so over horror movies for the year, probably since I’ve been watching them since the first of September, haha. I am still enjoying Riverdale, though, and started watching the new Charmed, and Legacies. During October I also enjoyed watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Castle Rock, and The Haunting of Hill House.
I love the chilliness in the air, watching the leaves change, the smell of the changing season, and I love to do more cooking this time of year: Pineapple -keilbasa soup, harvest salad, chili, and more. And I drink more chai tea. Yum!
I’m very excited about Thanksgiving. Well, our early Thanksgiving celebration that Zowie is putting on for the family. We are using the community building where she lives, and my sister and I have both offered to go early and start the meal while Zowie works. Sheila has some foods she’ll be making, and I’m in charge of making cheesecakes. My daughter Skye, and her boyfriend Ryan, will be supplying some alcohol for the get-together, but no one will be drinking much.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Since I live alone, I no longer make an entire meal on the big day. Also, I’m usually working. But I do like to cook something to celebrate. I wanted to share a few recipes with you:
- Autumn Turkey Soup
- Make Pumpkin Bowls for Soup
- Hot Mulled Cider
- The Thanksgiving Bird…And Some Vegetables
If I were going to make an entire Thanksgiving meal on my own, and if I had a real freezer and not just a dorm size fridge in the room I rent, I would plan for leftovers to have over the next couple of months. These recipes utilize Thanksgiving leftovers:
- Leftover Turkey Nachos
- Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
- Leftover Turkey and Peas
- Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato
- Turkey and Squash Scramble
- Turkey and Tomato Scramble
- Zowie’s Leftover Turkey Sandwich
Enjoy the rest of autumn, time with family, and the delicious tastes of autumn.
Love and Light,