Here we are barely half way through the month, and already the month-load of meals I feverishly prepared just before Labor Day has been depleted. Am I ready to try my hand at Phase II?
It has been nice to have food on hand and not have to run to the grocery store everyday. (Or pick-up take-out, if we’re telling the truth.) But the four hours I spent in the kitchen that day was a LOT of work! And if I have to eat another helping of lasagna or chicken enchiladas, I may never eat again.
So, I’ve been doing some research for new recipes. I picked up a Paula Deen magazine at the store the other day. Filled with fantastic fall fare. I’m salivating over new ways to prepare squash and soups, and Football Sunday Chile. (Again, I don’t know why I insist on using the word “new” when I don’t have an “old” way of preparing said dishes.) But as I’m looking at these meals, I’m thinking to myself … if I ate like this everyday, I’d have a whole new challenge to minimize my waistline. I’ll spare you those details. You definitely *do not* want to see those pictures.
But the Buttery Apple Pear Pie on the cover might have to take a turn around our table. I think I know just the apple tree where we can forage for our fruit. Picking your own apples … that burns calories, right?
If you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen … (again) …