Easing into a Monday morning here after a blessed day of rest yesterday. My Sunday school students are just adorable, and we learned yesterday of Joseph's being sold, his prison experience and God's care of him while he was in prison and later rose to power in Egypt. My little Susanna told her brother later that the Sunday school lesson was about Jonah coming out of the hole. So, some of the lesson stuck :)
This week is to be a big kitchen week: roasting pumpkins (and their seeds!) for putting puree into the freezer, extracting some honey, doing something with a box of pears, and similar things. This will be the first time using my honey extractor we bought at an auction. It's a lovely piece - we think the extractor is from 1913 made by the Root company! I've been taking it apart to clean it thoroughly. Here are two recipes that are super yummy:
1. Grits. We eat these almost once a week! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Creamy-Stone-Ground-Grits-241178
2. Butternut Squash Soup. Oh boy. I love this! http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/butternut-squash-and-tomato-soup#
I have very much been enjoying a "tea education" through my friend's blog. She stumbled across this amazing tea company called Golden Tips. Really, you should go read her handful of blog posts about how this discovery was made. I never realized, even though I have had some nice loose-leaf teas, how ignorant I am in all-things tea! I am eager to further explore this interesting company too.
Before I go to stir my grits I'll leave you with two more links. This magazine looks super-duper; maybe it would be a nice gift for someone on your list? I have been trying to find a way to make my nail polish last longer; my nails on my right hand chip so badly a few days in. This product seems to be helping; I'm still in the testing phase!
TTFN, dear friends and readers!