Sunday, 11 November 2007

and the backyardigans sound like distant crows

Hola from the snow belt!

I'm feeling very winter-ish today, due to the first (sticking) snowfall of the year. The kids (including ol' Strep Sally) guess you'd better slow the Mustang down... have been outside (briefly) in the wonder of white, and returned rosy-cheeked, wet to the knees, and pissed that I won't let them stay out there. Mean Mama that I am.

The house smells fabulous. In a fit of both pioneer-ism and thriftiness (the autumn pumpkin and buttercup squash used as decorations on the porch? Frozen solid.) I peeled the squash, chunked it up, added nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, some butter and a dribble of honey - then folded it all into a foil packet and put it on top of the woodstove to simmer and perfume the air. This afternoon I'll blend it all and add eggs and milk, and we'll have squash pie.

And if the orangutans ever behave, I might make Rice Krispie Treats.

6 comments:

the mama said...

i wanna come over to your house....

meggie said...

Oh that smells delicious!
Hope your Rosey girl is feeling much better.

Canada said...

Better you than me with the snow. So far, just flurries!! (and I need it to stay that way until I get back from my conference in KY, inc. Chicago since I'm connecting there)

Happy first snow of the season :)

Badger said...

Yeah, it's back up in the 80s here. Sigh.

Shinny said...

You can keep that snow up on your side of the border, ok?

evilpinkcupcake said...

Did you make it okay??? I so hate going new places... getting lost sucks!