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.