Shopping Habits

My idea of a fun day of shopping!

Shopping

Shopping

Soybeans, bulgur and pearl couscous.

Ground Lamb

Ground Lamb

Ground lamb can be a bit hard to find around here so when I find it, I buy it. 8 pounds of it should keep me making Mediterranean dishes for a while!

Quite a few stops and nothing but “not so normal” food items!

Rain

It’s funny .. though not really funny, but more weird . . to live where it so rarely rains but when it does rain, it’s a lot all at once.

Rain

Rain

Over the weekend, we got right at 3-1/2″ of rain. It didn’t seem like that much because it all fell during the night . . Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Thank goodness, it was just one night of thunder. This year, we’ve definitely had more rain than any of our other years here — not enough, but more than normal.

I’m so happy to be through the worst of the summer. Our average first freeze is November 22. Look ahead on the long range forecast, they show our first 32ΒΊ degree night on November 23. That amazes me that it will be so close to our average first freeze date . . if it’s right. 

Bring the winter! I’m ready for a fire in the fireplace, mittens and . . I’m ready to complain about being cold!  πŸ™‚

Louisiana Meets Italian

Lately I’ve been so hungry for good Louisiana boudin. I had some in the freezer but thought I took it all to Chad after he lost everything in his freezer but when looking for something yesterday, I found a package of boudin! Sounds like I may need to do some serious freezer cleaning and organizing.

Boudin

Boudin

Last night I had my boudin and fixed Caprese Salad again for Vince.

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Boudin, Caprese Salad and bread . . yummy!