Thursday, November 1, 2018

Welcome, November

This first morning of November welcomed us with cool temperatures and gray skies, and some rain is expected for later today.  I'm drinking a cup of hot, Earl Grey tea as I type.  I could drink hot tea all day long.  Earl Grey and green tea are two of my very favorite.  And coffee, too!  Below is a picture of my cafe' au lait from brunch at our favorite brunch spot a few weekends ago.  I would say that sweater weather has finally arrived and I couldn't be happier!

We celebrated Halloween by carving a pumpkin over the weekend and some trick-or-treating in the neighborhood last night.  Charlotte dressed up as Fancy Nancy.  She looked so cute!  Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine, but my kiddo enjoys dressing up and getting lots of candy most of all, I think.  

Happy November!  Enjoy this very cozy time of year.


  1. Hello!
    Happy November!!!
    I would enjoy sharing a cup of that deliciousness with you.
    Have a cozy weekend. : )

    1. It would be lovely to share a cup of coffee with you, Billie Jo. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Love the cafe' au lait! Your daughter looks delightful all dressed up for Halloween! Julia, I clicked on the e-mail that you have in your profile so I could send a recipe to you however that link doesn't seem to be working. Here is the recipe for Pumpkin soup:
    1 tbsp Olive oil
    1 Small yellow onion
    2 garlic cloves
    1 tab. curry powder
    1 tsp cumin
    3 cups chicken broth
    1 15 oz can pumpkin - (I use cooked fresh pumpkin.)
    1 12 oz can evaporated milk
    fresh ground pepper

    Heat oil in large saucepan over med. heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Stir in curry powder and cumin. Cook for about 1 min. Add chicken broth and pumkin. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 min. Add evapoorated milk and cook for 2 min. Transfer to blender or use hand blender and blend it till smooth.

    1. Thanks so much for the recipe, Angela! I hope to try it soon. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.