This past weekend we had our first snowstorm of the season. Of the FALL season. We’re seven weeks out from the beginning of winter and the ground has a mud-incuding covering of white and our fall cleanup/landscaping has been suddenly put on hold. With ninety-degree weather only two short weeks ago, the drastic changes in temperature and precipitation have left me torn between nostalgia for summer nights on the lake and anticipation of holiday shopping and Christmas decor. Somewhere in the midst of this manic atmospheric change I lost the ability to enjoy my favorite season—fall. I may have missed apple picking for the first time in a long time, but that didn’t stop me from buying a peck and whipping up this amazing pie. It was my first from-scratch crust, and the crust was the best part of the pie. It was extremely easy, and left me wondering why anyone resorts to Pillsbury. The only thing I would change in the future would be the tartness of the lemon juice, so I’ve halved the amount in the recipe listed below. Next time you’re feeling seasonally misled, grab this recipe for an autumnal reminder. Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: October 2011
A few weekends ago Jay, Kelly, Chris and I finally found time to solidify a date for something we’d been planning over the past year or so. Part of our wedding gift from them was a weekend getaway to Block Island. Despite an impeding forecast of overcast skies and rain, we caught some of the best weather of the season. I’m not sure I could think of a more enjoyable wedding present, or a quick escape with friends. There was good food, tasty drinks on the water, much-needed catching up, and some low-key hiking around the island. Even though we’ve been to Block Island a few times before, we saw new things, found a few new places to eat, and enjoyed it to a whole new level. It was a great reminder of how to put aside work and stress and live in the moment, and reaffirmed how lucky Chris and I are to have friends like these two guys.
Welp…despite all efforts to keep a regular and updated blog, sometimes life gets too hectic, and sometimes I’m just not feeling it. I have an overwhelming amount of blog motivation as of the last few days, and I’m going to try to hold myself to a few posts a week to finish out the year. We’ll see how that goes. Updates on the last month to come later this week.