It was a very quiet day here, but good. Outside it was raining- all day! Om and I decided to roast a chicken. We talked about going out to eat, but couldn't really find a local restaurant that was going to be open where we were willing to eat. I'm afraid I've become something of a food snob. I'm too cheap to spend money to eat out if the meal isn't going to be good enough to justify, in my mind, the expense.
So... I'm caught in my own web. That means that to eat what I like, I have to cook! Om helped with the project. We made more of the chocolate zucchini bread. Most of that will go in the freezer for the days ahead. We cooked two gift pumpkins because one was starting to mold. That's waiting in the fridge to be used in muffins or something else in the coming days. I toasted the seeds. Those will probably be a Christmas gift for someone.
Then we stuffed the chickie! This is a recipe that I've had for maybe 35 years, and we do seem to use it every couple of years. The stuffing has lots of veggies and apricots, and raisins and rice. Then the bird is basted with the apricot juice and garnished with the rest of the apricots. We cooked a lonely little acorn squash that was lying around, and made a salad. Oh yes, Om's favorite is cranberry-orange relish, so somewhere in there we made that too.
Well, what can I say? A simple little dinner is a whole lot of work. But it was yummy. As you can see, some red dog had a nice treat too. She very rarely gets to share table food, so she was pretty happy!
Most of the rest of the day I spent working on another story that I will enter in another writing contest. The results of last month's contest haven't been announced yet.
Speaking of contests... I'll have a little game for you that will start on Nov 30. People seemed to want more notice about the contests, so I'm trying to be better about that.
Hope you all had a great day!
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