Was a nice, busy weekend.
Saturday is chore, shopping day.
Sunday we went to the New Giants Stadium. The Nudge explained to me it was bigger but held the same amount of people...
Yup, because of all the luxury boxes that in effect take up the whole 2nd floor (along with an upscale steak house and other expensive restaurants).
I saw a lot of empty luxury boxes, either unsold or just nobody wanted to go to the game. The nosebleed section, where we were, was packed with die hard fans and was lots of fun, even tho they played a horrible game.
It was the perfect football weather day. I grilled sausage, peppers and onion sammies and after the game we had hot dogs. It was cloudy all day, with a nice warm breeze, and just right.
Was a nice day. I took a pic on The Nudge's phone but haven't transferred it to my puter yet.
The Nudge just called, to tell me he is being taken out to dinner tonight, so it is left-over lasagna for me (which I am happy about).
I started the October Menu planner and will just transfer all the recipes I did not make this month to October. Wednesday I will be driving to PA for a visit and not sure if I will be cooking or taken out to dinner. I could make the Tagine today and then just reheat on Wednesday. I could just put it in the crock pot and let it cook while I clean my kitchen and do my work.
Sounds like a plan.
It is a good day to cook. Rainy, damp, cool and dark. I find the kitchen a good place to go when the days are lousy. Is supposed to rain here all week till Friday, but the weekend looks inviting. I would love to pick apples and I know there are many here in Sussex County. After all, we are only 40 minutes away from Upstate NY where there are thousands of apple groves. The Shop-Rite wanted $.99 a pound for the basic apples but I think I can get better apples for the same price. I am tired of Macintosh, Gala, Granny Smith, etc.
I would love to try some of the other, like Winesap or Fuji for instance.
I have never made a pie, ever.........isn't that a sin?
I love fruit pies.
My Mom made a good apple pie, tart and sweet, but not overly spiced.
I guess I never asked to help her that is why I don't bake well.
I do make a pear applesauce that we eat with chicken cutlets all the time. The Nudge likes the blend but I can not buy it anywhere anymore.
I bought out the last that Walmart's sold and I have 1 package left.....so I need to make my own. I think the pear adds a sweetness that works well with the tartness of the apples without adding any extra sugar.
I just checked with The Nudge. The Giants are playing 8PM on Sunday so we are going apple picking!!! Yay for me.
I went online and found a place that has lots of the apples I want to try plusa hayride to the orchard and homemade goodies and pies and cider. Been years since I picked any fruits.
I am really happy to be getting out for a day, I enjoyed it so much yesterday.