Hello! Both Kelly and David (aka “The Boyfriend”) here to share with you drool-worthy pictures of our latest culinary adventures from Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (hence the title. Familiar quote, anyone?).
I’m here to reassure you; I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have, however, been sick. Like, bed-ridden sick. For over a week now! I’m finally up and about, and have been leaving the house the past few days. I still have a persistent cough that keeps me up at night if I’m not vigilant with the cough syrup, but all in all I feel loads better than I have in a long time.
Apple picking was fun, fun, fun. It was a fine fall day and a nice drive down to the orchard. Riley and I were feeling good–we had both exceeded our job applications for the morning. See? Look, apple picking enjoyment! For dinner later we were sort of planning on Eggplant Parmesan and Mushroom Risotto. We had leftover eggplants from a party we had for my Mom’s birthday the day after we got here, but unfortunately the gifted plants had gone bad. But, we were hoping to find some replacement eggplant from the small farmers market in the town we’re staying in, St. Croix Falls, WI. Instead we walked away from the market with habaneros and green onions. So, when we got home, we began one of our favorite games…what’s for dinner? Well, whadda we got in the fridge and pantry honey!?
One of my favorite recipes ever (and this is saying something) is my recipe for Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins. You must, I mean, you really, really must make these muffins. Soon. They are a perfect bite of autumn. So aromatic, so flavorful, so GOOD. You can make them for a big brunch like I did two weeks ago, or you can make a batch for you and your family, like I’m about to do. These freeze extremely well, so you don’t have to worry about devouring them all in one sitting, which is a very real danger because these muffins are THAT DELICIOUS.
We made it! We’re in Minnesota!
Ok, so technically we’re in Wisconsin right now. Details, details.
I know this post comes a bit later than we’d all like, but things have been hectic! I’m going to do my very best to give you a run-down of everything that’s happened in the eleven days since we left New York City.
Remember my To Do list? All items are now crossed off. The few things we have left to do literally can’t be done until the last few days/hours, so for all intents and purposes David and I are truly ready to go.
Unfortunately we’re both sick, so even the few remaining tasks left seem impossibly overwhelming.
Didn’t I promise you the recipe for my favorite summer cocktail a while ago? I definitely did. Might as well do that now, huh?
Blogging is hard. Apparently, you actually have to be self-disciplined and make a commitment to consistency. No one thought to mention that when I started talking awhile back about starting a blog to document this transition. Thanks, guys.
SO MUCH IS GOING ON. It’s crazy.
I am having one of those days. I had a terrible night’s sleep after being devoured by strange bugs that left David entirely alone and only came after me. I slept a lot later than I had planned to, stubbed my toe, had multiple impossible knots in my hair, my iPod was dying, I discovered that my camera battery REFUSED to charge overnight like I told it to (the first picture in this post was taken by me, the other two are courtesy of David’s iPhone!), and just generally had a rotten morning. David was on hand with lots of hugs, though, and I put on my bravest face because today we went to say goodbye to Brooklyn.