All posts in autumn
It’s prime apple season here in Minnesota! Some college friends and I made a day of it on Saturday, driving out the Aamodt’s Apple Farm in Stillwater and baking in my kitchen afterward. In the past 24 hours, the following apple-licious dishes have been cooked in my kitchen:
- Mini apple hand pies (shared)
- Apple pie (Meredith’s)
- Apple crisp with my mom’s cobbler crust – amazing (mine now!)
- Stewed apples with ginger, lemon, cinnamon and cardamom, in the crock-pot (all mine.)
- Autumn chopped salads with Honeycrisps (also mine)
This time last year, I was running around like a crazy person trying to figure out how to “get the yard ready for winter.”
This year it didn’t take much to convince me to hire it out. My thought process went something like this:
- I don’t want to rake the leaves.
- What am I thinking, I don’t have time to rake the leaves. Or mow the lawn. Or clean up the garden.
- You could make time if you wanted to, Lauren.
- No, I really couldn’t — I am traveling too much.
- Oh, and what’s that? Another work trip to New York? Okay …
- If it snows before the leaves are raked I’m going to lose all my grass to snow mold over the winter … all the grass that didn’t die in the drought this summer, that is …
- What the hell is going on with my perennials? (the pictures would just have made you sad, like me)
- Where am I going to borrow a mulcher from this year? And an edger? Why don’t I just buy a fancy lawnmower? Can’t it wait until spring?
- This is ridiculous. I’m not dealing with this anymore.