Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Finally- November!

Oh Happy Day!!! Guess What? You will never guess so I will tell you. I got caught out in the rain!!! Isn't that awesome! I went out to feed and water the chickens and next thing I know, I am hiding under tree branches because the rain is coming down so much. I just had to walk back in and get soaking wet, and I actually got cold!!!

I decided I am a West Coast girl, in a East Coast body. I want cold and rain and snow and all of that fun stuff you write about on your blogs. This year, my goodness, we had nine months of hot weather. One of my friends actually said, "she was so glad this H-E double toothpicks of a summer was over. " She said that word that way and I thought it was so cute.)  Waiting until November to be able to breathe deeply is a long time.

I can say, that I think I got the last of what I wanted to get done outside this weekend. I got my clean flowerbeds planted with tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Lots and lots. I moved and replanted my Iris bulbs.
We got the front lawn dirt reseeded with rye grass. It will be nice to look out on green instead of brown dirt. Hopefully, so come on El Nino.

I didn't hook at all. Nor sew. Today though, I am going to draw out rugs. It is a good day to be in side. Oh, I have to show you a picture of something I made Friday night.

Warm Skillet Bread and Artichoke Dip
 This is the best stuff ever. In fact, I would say if you like artichokes like I do, it is extremely dangerous.
Not to mention just a fun recipe to make. Here is the place I got the recipe from.

After living on summer food, for so long, it is so very, very nice to cook and play in the kitchen again.
I promise to not inundate you with food recipes. Even though, I am thinking far more about food and cooking than anything else.

Have a lovely day, where ever you are,


“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”   
 L. M. Montgomery.


TexWisGirl said...

that panful looks like a delight! so good you got rain!!

Nancy said...

Kim, I am so glad you finally got rain and what fun to actually get caught in it outside. Sounds like you've got all your chores done and now it's time to cook and hook...I look forward to hearing all about your inside activities....

Christine said...

Hurray for the rains! It is fun to be caught out once in a while!
Have a fun November!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

I join you in your joy and delight of real autumn weather! Hooray!

Kessie said...

That dip looks heavenly, but it might be because I'm ready for lunch. You got caught in the rain! How fun! Susie and I got caught in the rain a few weeks ago. I just laughed.

Alica said...

It's good to hear you're finally having some rain! I cannot imaging 9 months of hot weather...that would truly be "what she said"!! I'm thankful for the change of seasons. If you want to experience more of those changes, just head to PA. We've got a spare bedroom or two! :)

Debbie said...

i saw that recipe somewhere and wondered how it was....i am going to put the ingredients on my food list, i will use pre made bread dough to make it a little easier!!!

i hope you were equipped with a margarita, when you got caught in the rain!!!! hehehehe

Kerin said...

Yay! SO happy for you to have rain. That rain will help your rye grass get growing!
I know you've had it with the heat, and I am glad that you are getting some fall~ish weather now.
Love that recipe! Looks so delish!!
It's so nice to be in the kitchen cooking and baking delicious food for your family. I know that they all love when you get a chance to cook and bake :)

Have a sweet day.

Nellie said...

Oh! I'm so glad you had rain! The recipe looks amazing! Yum! xo Nellie

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you had rain ...
Your recipe does look very tasty.

All the best Jan

Sue said...

I am so thankful you have finally got some relief from the heat and drought, Kim, after a summer of drought we are finally getting some much needed rain! We planted our strawberries about ten days ago, and already they are sprouting greenery! Your artichoke dip and bread looks perfect! I too am enjoying some comfort food this evening!
Have a blessed evening,

Julia said...

That reminded me of a childhood memory of being caught in a shower and running under the eavestrough to get a heavier down pour, lol.
9 months of hot wether is too much. I'm so glad you got rain. That skillet bread looks yummy.

I'm working on binding my hit and miss rug from last year. I have quite a few that needs binding and whipping.


camp and cottage living said...

Oh, your skillet bread looks so yummy. I've been wanting to find recipes cooked in a cast iron skillet. so glad you're finally getting relief from your hot weather there, Kim.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh, I think most of us are more interested in cooking and baking in the fall and winter. Maybe it's not as hot here as it is where you are, but it's often too hot to spend much time in the kitchen. That skillet bread looks fabulous! We frequently do appetizers for our meal when we get together with DD and her family for Christmas. I think we need to add that recipe to our repertoire.

Kim said...

You are so funny. I think you would change your tune if it rained every other day. I am going to check out that dip because I love artichokes.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, that dip looks yummy!
Hugs :)

Three Sheep Studio said...

It feels wonderful to have the gardens cleaned up for the season !
The dip looks amazing. Thanks for sharing !