Molly and I spent the weekend at the cottage doing chores, relaxing, and avoiding Halloween candy. I haven’t had one piece of it all season and I consider that a bit of a victory.
Last week was exhausting with evening activities almost every night. Thankfully I still managed to cook most of my food. One of my recent strategies is to soak and pressure cook a big batch of beans on the weekend and then figure out how to work them into my meals. Last weekend’s batch of navy beans became mid-week baked beans with my own maple syrup and tomato sauce. They were a welcome treat.
I need to clear leaves off the driveway and from around the cottage. I was up in time to see this Halloween sunrise and I worked all morning. I borrowed the neighbour’s tractor which made a huge difference.
It’s the time of year when every day seem like a different season. Friday night and Saturday were cold. -5 when I got up. This morning it was around 8 when I got up and it rose to 14.
Molly decided that a Sunday afternoon nap on the couch was a great idea.
Tonight for dinner back at home I had leftover bbq chicken and baked potato from yesterday with sautéed chard and butternut squash. Another completely local meal.
This is a BIG week for me. Thursday is pig day. More on that later but one of these boys are mine 🙂