Gentle Readers and Dear Friends didn't you love having the extra hour to sleep yesterday - but the down side it was pitch dark by 6:15 last night. As with everything else in life we will adjust to the time change once again.
We eventually got some rain on Saturday evening - not the horrendous storms that were predicted (those never materialize) but a nice wet evening. It has stayed pretty cold the last few days so we all know that winter is upon us. With the weather so chilly we stayed pretty close to home - only venturing out to run to the Safeway Saturday morning - and our weekly stop at Noah's Bagels - gotta have my fix of challah and bacon!! Saturday evening we had some friends over and I fixed Chicken Marsala with some sides, but the highlight of the meal was of course desert.... I made some....
.....pretty tasty Brownies - and although only a box mix, they really hit the spot, with some vanilla bean ice cream.
Sunday morning we headed out to Mass - we get there early and so we get the practice with the new Mass responses and bits of music that are changing. You can read HERE all about that. After Mass we headed over to Eddie's for some breakfast - and then on to our little Farmers market. I had my camera and took some snaps..
There were some great grapes and lovely Asian pears...
.....tons of beautiful Fuyu persimmons
....there were lovely sweet potatoes
....and we are still bale to get heirloom tomatoes
and the flower lady always has beautiful bunches of flowers. Unlike last year when this little market closed down for a few months during the winter, they are staying open the whole year - so we will continue to support our little market through the cold wet months ahead....
I did some stitching on "ABC Noel" and here is a wrinkled snap of it so far....
It is just zooming along - but, I must have missed the story of the "Christmas Badger/Beaver" - or whatever animal that might be at the letter "S." Any suggestions???
Yesterday I baked up a gingerbread - I sort of worked out the recipe from a couple of sources and made my own.
I covered it in a lemony cream cheese frosting. I'll post the recipe tomorrow. It turned out pretty tasty I must say!! I do love gingerbread and things like it for the Holidays. I am even getting the itch to construct a Gingerbread house - how fun would that be!!
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do come again!!