September is coming to a close and October is almost here. When October rolls in, I take some time to get ready for the ….. holidays…… Yes, the dreaded H word. I know it is only September. I hate any decorations or music before Thanksgiving but I am a planner and cannot wait for the last minute. So this week, I am putting paper to pen and start making my lists- who is naughty and nice, parties, invites, decorations, costumes, Christmas card, pajamas, and menus.
Also, I am working down my Fall chore list to get the outside ready for the winter. The garden is winding down but mostly, I am planting this week; grass, perennials and pansies. All the windows, storm windows and screens have been washed and the outside of the house is ready for winter. The pool is half-way closed.
The living room and bedroom are almost finished. It has taken me way longer to finish these projects than I anticipated. I am sewing the dust ruffle and painting the chair for re-upholstery.
Lastly, I am painting all the bigger pumpkins I have for decorations. No more orange.... They are getting a couple of layers of paint to make them look more "real". I can't wait to share them with you... but here is a preview with the first coat.
Red Beans and Rice
Turkey Apple and Brie Wrap
Sweet Potato Fries
Out to dinner with Family
Garlic Roasted Chicken
Spinach Au Gratin
Chipotle Lime Chicken Nachoes
Re fried Beans with Monterrey Jack Cheese
Sunday Brunch –
Toads in the Hole
Homemade Cake Doughnuts