Thursday’s Ramblings ~ 26 August 2010

I am so ready for Fall…and it looks like we will be getting a tease of it this weekend! Chris Larson on KOLO has this to say in his forecast:

Thursday will be the last hot day… as temperatures plummet into the weekend. A strong area of low pressure and a potent cold front move in Saturday and Sunday. This will bring much cooler temps… with highs only in the upper sixties for Sunday afternoon.

Then the stupid heat comes back next week. Big Sigh.

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I tried a new recipe last night for dinner. Didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to be, but it was quite wonderful!

Quinoa Falafels with Tahini Sauce from Sprouted Kitchen. It was suggest by Blaze.

I followed the recipe…used some of my fresh Italian Parsley and Greek Oregano, a bit less Corriander and more of the Cumin (me LUVS cumin!)…oh yeah…two more garlic cloves. 🙂 For the sauce I used fat-free Greek yogurt and added about 1/2 cup of chives (I made a double batch of the sauce).

So…dinner was supposed to be Falafels with Tahini sauce, chicken breast, and a salad of cucumber & tomato & green onions. But…the falafels ended up looking like fried rice instead!

VERY TASTY! Loved it! Lunch is all of it wrapped up in some flat bread.

By the way…the wine was Deep Purple (bottle artwork was very cool and on sale)…I wouldn’t buy it again. Ugh the headache this morning! And I only had two glasses!

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On Sunday I went over to my mom’s house as she picked up some fresh peaches from Apple Hill (Placerville, CA area). So I took my canning equipment over there and canned some peaches for her…and made peach jam!

I took 3 jars of jam for payment…already ate one. It’s really good, especially with the 3 glugs of rum that I added to it. 🙂

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I have been seeing more Canada Geese flying around town in the mornings! Fall is coming!

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Until last night (which was bloody hot!) I was pulling up the quilt from the bottom of the bed halfway through the night. FALL IS COMING!

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WINDY MOON TENT SALE!

We are counting down to the Tent Sale!
This Saturday, August 28th we are cleaning out the closets!
You’ll find lots of discounts on
kits, fabrics, sample quilts, and a whole lot more!
The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. and goes until 5:30 p.m.
We’re only accepting cash payments outside, but you can use cards and checks inside the store! There will be more sales and discounts going on inside as well as outside.

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Nevada is screwed no matter which way we vote in both the gubernatorial and US senate race. Big sigh.

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I absolutely LOVE the SyFy show Haven ( based on the Stephen King novella, The Colorado Kid). Have you watched it yet? Friday nights after Eureka…another of my favorite shows.

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Charles Addams. I LOVE his drawings. I LOVE his sense of humor. I LOVE THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

My two new books that came in the mail last week!

The Addams Family: An Evilution

Charles Addams Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of Your Loved One

Next on my wishlist: Addams Family Half Baked Cookbook

All to add to my original hardback that I had Addams & Evil

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather take pictures, play with fountain pensioned ink, garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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5 Responses to Thursday’s Ramblings ~ 26 August 2010

  1. aprilsatelier says:

    Dinner looks wonderful! Sorry about the red wine headache, though. 😦 Was that one of the ones you got in CA?

    Wow, the jam looks yummy!

    I like Addams’ stuff too; enjoy!!

  2. aprilsatelier says:

    P.S. Angelica Huston was the best Morticia EVER! JMHO 😉

  3. Yummy Dinner! My falafels were also a bit moosh… I think I got too blender happy? Still delicious! I’m glad you made it!!

  4. tickledred says:

    That looks yummy and 🙂 I hear you spiking the jam. Hope you are having a great week…hugs.

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