I am dragging today……..we’ve been sick here, everyone except
(thankfully) my grandma.  Still praying that she doesn’t contract any of
what any of us had.  Mostly cold stuff with some having stomach
issues.  I had some serious sinus pain going on.  I am on the mend, but
still very tired and a little stuffy still. 

We have been enjoying some very cool/cold weather.  We had our first
fire in the fireplace this past Sunday, over which we roasted
marshmallows as a super special treat, then (some) hot dogs for supper
(which is not as great as it sounds, especially with three little ones
clamoring to get in there and roast)  I actually let everyone roast one
and then I threw the rest on the grill.  I also made s’mores for

On a side-note with the fireplace – I had no idea how much wood you
actually use to keep a fire going!  Whoa!  So far we’ve just used free
wood from fallen trees, but if I want to keep the fire going, and I do,
we’ll have to buy some and/or try to get free wood. 

Anyway, on to the menu.  I’m working on planning Thanksgiving and trying
to get menus for the next week or two, just to keep ahead.

Rice Bake

Tamale Pie

Chicken Dish – not sure yet


Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Oven roasted sweet potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Sausage and Lentils based on this recipe

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