Sunday, September 26, 2010

MPM 9/27/10

Today was a big day in our household. No, nobody got hurt, or sick, no one got engaged or announced a new baby, and no, we're not moving or changing careers.

We bought a new coffeepot.

No more Mr. Coffeepot for us. Nope. After 23 years, we've moved on. There's a new pot in town. It's the electric percolator. Now we can have campfire coffee, which should win medals for how marvelous it is, during any old season.

And we don't have to light a fire to brew it.


I'm not sure why I am telling you about the new coffeepot, except to say that the weather has turned back to typical Washington weather. The weatherman calls it, "partly cloudy with a chance of sun-breaks; rain likely".

Excuse me Mr. Weatherman. Just tell us it's raining. And that we only have a 5-10% chance of seeing the sun between now and July 5th. We can handle the truth. We live here on purpose.

Besides a cup, or 8, of hot coffee, I'm going to pull out the big soup pot and make some chowder, chili, and stock from the chickens we need to butcher. I'm also making a trip, which will probably be the last one of the year, to Sauvie Island to pick up some apples, sugar pie pumpkins and some winter squashes. Have I mentioned how much I love fall?

Here's what's on the menu this week...


Speltcakes w/ sour cream and homemade jam
Scrambled eggs & elk sausage
Soaked Oatmeal w/ blueberries


Mini pizzas on corn tortillas (pizza sauce, fresh basil, raw cheddar, nitrite-free salami)
Homemade tomato/basil soup (from last week), sourdough bread
Corndog muffins, sliced apples w/ yogurt dip
Leftover Potato/Corn Chowder
Chili (leftovers) Nachos
Egg salad sandwiches on sourdough


Crockpot Salsa Chicken, brown rice (from last week)
Creamed Swiss chard, Salmon patties, Bruschetta on sourdough
Potato/Corn Chowder, Cornbread
Minestrone soup


Cranberry Apple Crisp (Recipe this week!)
Upside-down Pear Gingerbread w/ whipped cream

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Mountain Home Quilts said...

Ha, your weather sounds just like ours. Except that the past few days here have been seriously delightful!!
How fun to make all this food in your new kitchen.

momma-lana said...

I think you seat your Washington weather to us in South Carolina!

Anonymous said...

I love the fall, too! We're taking our annual trek (with at least 1 of the Grandkids) to Hood River (Mt. View Farms) this weekend for apples and sugar pumpkins. It's absolutely beautiful there.