Happy Friday!

september rose I just can’t believe how prolific my roses have been this year! They just keep blooming and blooming. I really love this yellow rose, in particular. The color is so cheerful and pretty! They’re hanging on even though fall is making its way in. Today it’s pretty gray and chilly outside. I have such an urge to bake. I have a single pie crust in the fridge… maybe I’ll make an apple tart. (I broke down and bought a couple apples at the store because I couldn’t wait to go picking!) I can’t go too crazy with the baked goods, though. Otherwise I’ll be researching the best fat burners, not the best pie recipes, LOL!

Today I’m also going to try making mashed potatoes in the Crock Pot. Yeah, I know, it seems kind of silly. But I found a recipe in one of my cookbooks that sounds really good. I’m also making Chicken Gorgonzola. I had it one time at Uno’s and it’s certainly simple enough to make at home. I think I’ll sautee some squash and zucchini to go with it. Hmm… if I make that apple tart that will be one cozy meal 🙂 I’ve also dragged out the autumn decorations. I am eager to switch out the summer stuff, so maybe I’ll get to do a bit of that this afternoon.

Last night we attended the open house at Jake’s school and we are so thrilled with his teacher, the curriculum, pretty much everything. All too often we hear about how terrible public schools are. That’s unfortunate because there ARE public schools that are going above and beyond. It’s so different from when I was in first grade. The focus is on community as much as academics, and they have such interesting ways of teaching the kids the material. I know we are lucky 🙂

I guess that’s about it for today. I’m going to be updating my blogroll over the weekend, so if anyone who reads regularly wants to be included, just leave a comment! Oh, and one more thing… Happy birthday Lisanne!!! Lisanne is a dear friend and I hope she has a wonderful 33rd birthday. Head over to her blog and send her some birthday wishes!

2 thoughts to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Aww! You’re so sweet! Thank you for the birthday mention! 🙂 We’re having Four Brothers for dinner tonight. YUM!!!

    I’m in a baking/hunkering down for fall-type of mood, too. Those yellow roses are gorgeous!

  2. ohhh that is such a pretty rose… but I have never heard of doing mashed potatoes in the crock pot… you gotta share that recipe… and I am off to look up Chicken Gorgonzola… never heard of it before hehehe…

    oh and apple tart sounds good…

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