I was so excited to get ready to post and find a post from Deirdre! How fun! Of course, she is sort of the reason I dread Halloween.
Just kidding. Well, it is tiring to have creative people all around you, sort of upping the ante all the time. But it's fun!
Anyway, I thought I would try to counteract my summer-y post below with a more seasonal one. So I will leave you with these thoughts from a few weeks back, when I was doing a good job at getting started on Thanksgiving preparations, as opposed to now, when I am sort of paralyzed by how much I have to do.
Well, I did caulk the downstairs bathroom shower. And I did a lot of laundry. And I have been making a lot of lists.
But that is all. Other than that, just stress, blogging, and checking on blogs. It's what I do!
Here we have squash. Just a little. This represents about a fourth of what I have already processed, and about a twentieth of what is out in my "cold cellar" (a box in my mudroom).
I don't know what happened out there in my garden. Tomatoes, not many. Lettuce, some. Cucumbers, a bust. But butternut squash...oh my! This year we are having squash pie, not pumpkin. And squash everything else for that matter.
Got to make those crusts...and pop them in the freezer. Another couple of batches should do it.
I really love these enamel pans. They are perfect for rising the most dough you can make in the 6 qt. Kitchenaid mixer. And -- they stack! So you can make two big batches and set them to rise in the refrigerator with little waste of space. Genius.
These freeze perfectly. Then, when you need a loaf, there it is! Now I have to go make more, because, as I said, this was a couple of weeks ago...I have to say I don't think it's fair that people insist on eating during the time leading up to a holiday. Here you are, trying to get things ready and squirreled away for the big day, and there they are, eating it all up!
Please go comment on Deirdre's post! So she knows we appreciate her taking the time to show us her costume! I love it!