Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh I have been busy!

My Mother in Law came to visit bringing her back seat full of these wonderful veggies! We have been cooking like crazy! I have never seen brussel sprouts on their stalk before. They were good! We cooked up the acorn squash with a blueberries, apple and a bit of succant. It was delicious! The large Hubbard squash I had to THROW onto the driveway to crack it open and we are still working on getting it cut up to cook! Then off to pick potatoes, lots of them, with my oldest son Zach's boy scout troop. Here's Brian at the beginning of the day. In total the group bagged 800 bags of spuds. It was an enormous success of a fundraiser. The farm was beautiful and I loved getting in the dirt it was very relaxing. Here's Zach working on filling up his buckets. Others came through and bagged them up and loaded the bags into trucks to be brought back to town. Here I am with Zach and my prized spud! Click on this photo and see how enormous it really is. And it looks like a submarine! That's the tater field behind us. The farm was amazing and so relaxing to be out there working! Then it was off to Tiger Scout Harvest Fun day. Nikolas runs in a relay race. Ariana does pumpkin bowling. She loved it. Zach also helped the younger kids with bowling here he is encouraging his brother! Here's two of my 'boys' Comet and Dasher. It was a great photo so I had to share! Homemade applesauce. NO sugar or preservatives! Made with fresh NY apples! Here's dinner a few nights ago. Eggplant, zucchini, onion, garlic, red pepper and a bit of pine nuts and feta in a home made whole wheat crust. I have been busy with the kids, sewing costumes, doing my schoolwork, helping the kids with schoolwork and generally just never stop going. I hope that next week I can get back to more regular blogging. I have managed to fit in a few runs this week, and a few exercise classes and lose a few more pounds too. Yeah!

10 comments:

Tammie said...

Oh you have been busy! But it looks like you are doing lots of great things! Don't you just love Harvest time!

Orlando Realtor said...

You look marvelous, so does your pizza.....two of my very favorite things.

Permission to Mother said...

I like the leaves on the ground and I want the applesauce... guess I gotta come back.

Lauren said...

The pizza looks delicious! I might have to give it a try sometime...

The area that you live in looks like a wonderful place to raise kids. The activities look like so much fun!

Chuck Peters said...

The pizza looks great and so does the applesauce.

BTW, looking for a recipe for a good veggie style burger. I want to make my own. Any ideas?

crispy said...

So sorry, I didn't realize that I was signed in as Chuck. That was me with the last comment.

cris

fitncrafty said...

It's funny that tart looks like pizza.. really similar to it.

I will check on some veggie style burgers. I haven't forgotten about the juice recipes either!
Did you get a juicer yet?

crispy said...

No juicer yet. On my wish list.

Again, sorry for posting as Chuck. I am sure you were wondering who that was.

As for the veggie style burgers (boca style) I have only found ones that are like squash burgers or something. I am sure you can make something with rice/grains or some kind. I thought you would be a good resource.

Permission to Mother said...

I'd like a veggie burger recipe too. I know ground mushrooms are in commercial ones. Maybe that would get me eating mushrooms? Maybe not.
Tam, Do you have a ground burger recipe?

Permission to Mother said...

Me again! I have 40 pounds of grapefruit. :) I'll post about that soon.