And so my favorite season started on September 23. Well, my favorite season after the Christmas season. But fall makes me happy. I love the beauty of the changing colors, clouds in the sky, fires in the fireplace and sweaters. Here in the Sierras, we also look forward to the rain.
Barbecue! That word conjures up summer and swimming and fresh fruit and veggies and meat cooking on the grill.
And…the age old argument about barbecue sauce. Should it be sweet or tart? Homemade or store bought? Meat marinated in the sauce or used after the meat is cooked? We are here to say, “Yes!” to all of the above.
I was stalking some of the food blog community sites and a discussion came up about watermarking photos. I don’t usually mark mine, but I have found so many photos of mine used without my permission or even attribution, that I decided that I would add a small watermark to them so hopefully somebody viewing them would know where they came from. So, after spending a good deal of time thinking about it and trying out different things, I came up with the above.
It’s been two weeks now since my daughter’s wedding to a wonderful young man. The wedding was lovely and we were lucky the weather was not hot, nor cold. The weekend before the wedding the temperature was 106 degrees. Two days after the wedding the weather turned quite cold-around 65 degrees- and rainy. This past weekend, the weather was 109 degrees. The temperature on my daughter’s wedding day was 89 degrees. God was definitely smiling on this wedding.
We are excited to celebrate the Super Bowl this weekend because
1. Finally my NINERS have made it back to the bowl!!!
And, 2. some friends of ours have asked us to come down to their beautiful home in Sacramento and spend the weekend (pictures to follow.)
Activities are starting to heat up around the Schmautzhaus, even though the weather has been a little chilly, because my only daughter is getting married this summer and we have lots of planning to do. What better way to conquer the cold and plan a wedding at the same time than making something in the Crock Pot? Yes!Chef! has never been a fan of the Crock Pot. He won’t tell my why…he just shrugs his shoulders. But, I think it’s because it doesn’t feel like cooking and, more importantly, you can’t lift the lid and stir it around while it’s cooking. Now, he says he is really enjoying the slow cooker and so he made some spicy Posole in the crock to prove it.