Not me...well, apart from my hair... I'm talking about the day...
But I love grey days! Especially when walking around the river.
I've been going for my morning walk after breakfast on these cold, frosty, almost winter days. I do prefer to walk earlier, when there are no people around, not that there are many when I go later, but early morning, new day dawning is my favourite time.
I did get all the lawns mowed yesterday. Strange how much better I feel when the lawns are done, it almost gives the illusion that the garden is under control :)
So I don't feel so guilty having an inside day today, and there is light misty rain just starting...
Still working on the grey/brown crocheted squares. I think I've done about 100. But I received the annual newsletter from Wrap With Love, one of the charities I support on and off, so I bought some bright coloured yarn to knit blanket squares...
I might need to put the sunglasses on while working on them
And when the colour all gets too much for me, I can escape to my neutral crochet and my book...
Picked more tomatoes yesterday, some are still a bit green, but as we've had a few frosts I thought it best to bring them inside...
they will still ripen inside
And for dinner last night (and a bowl in the fridge to re-heat for tonight)...
I try to simplify my meals as much as possible...in the preparation and the eating. So I bought a couple of big, deep (Corelle) bowls, and when possible eat my 'one bowl wonder' meals from them. When I cook I try to make enough base recipes for two or three subsequent meals, and vary them by perhaps adding some streamed vegies, nuts, etc.
(looking pale because the heat steamed the camera lens!)
And if you don't know what Apricot Chicken is...the recipe is HERE. I was going to link you to a recipe, but they all seem so complicated compared to mine, so guess I'll just have to type it out...
Lynda's Apricot Chicken
pkt french onion soup
can apricot nectar
Chop the onion (you don't even have to use an onion if you don't have one, but I usually do) and saute in some olive oil. Chop/slice the chicken breasts (as if for a stir fry), and add to pan and cook (only takes a few minutes as it is sliced thinly). Add the apricot nectar and french onion soup mix. Stir/cook till thickened (5 minutes?). And there you have it!! Serve with...whatever you like!
And now for something completely different....
Remember these squares I was crocheting...and no!!...I am not undoing them again :))
I have decided to edge them in this dusty pink...it's called Pecan and although it looks quite pink/mauve in the photo it's actually more of a browny pink, especially with the brown/grey neutral coloured squares. Just a hint of colour... I think I will like it!
And looking forward to reading THIS book which arrived in the mail today (good old Book Depository...I'm sure I must be keeping them in business!!!)
All this food talk has made me hungry so will make some lunch (left over vegies which I will fry an egg with) and then some crochet/read time. A river walk later this afternoon, a stop in at the supermarket on the way home and then tea/dinner/supper to cook. I'll actually have to prepare a base dish tonight (oh bother!)
I didn't have any chives, but added a dash of cumin, tumeric, curry powder, some chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds and lots of chopped parsley!
Taking a break from the knitted beanies...I made 12!
Remember these squares I was knitting...
I decided to undo them
And am now crocheting smaller squares for a throw...
these are about 4 1/2" (12cms), the squares were 11" (28cms) using 2 strands of yarn together
Preserve and eat
Made more tomato relish...with the tomatoes in the freezer from last season.
Made blackberry/strawberry jam with last seasons frozen produce.
Still eating tomatoes from the garden, and apples from my tree.
I got 7 very large and lovely Golden Delicious apples from the tree. Which is quite amazing as I had chopped it down to a stump because I was going to remove it...but it grew again...and produced these yummy apples. So I guess it can stay :))
Lunch time...left-over lentil loaf...
After rain yesterday, we are enjoying a sunny (but cold wind) day. Good for drying the sheets...