Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Harvest

We had our first snow of the season this week.
We were not quite ready ~ it's a bit early!
We still had harvesting to do.
With a bit of scurrying ~ we have checked that off 
our to-do list.  It feels so good, especially since
today is another COLD Fall day.  I'm still in my pjs.
Might remain that way.  
Enjoying the view and enjoying my new fall favorite!
I'm addicted!  This was my BREAKFAST bowl this 
morning.  I love, love, love fall harvest and all the
goodness the garden has to offer.  Roasted Root 
Vegetable Salad with a Warm Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
has ranked number one in my kitchen for weeks now.
Last night things changed!  Butternut Squash, Sweet
Potato, Maple and a bit of Marsala infused together
to create this GLORIOUS soup!  Just the energy boost
needed to tackle that to-do list. The one required 
to ensure that we are all gathered around
 Mr. Norm's latest creation Giving Thanks!
I am grateful for days like these!



  1. You got your first SNOW for the year and we got our first night in the 30's...I think we might need to turn our heater on for the first time since Feb.


  2. Oh my goodness. I'm so jealous! Snow? Already? We're lucky if we get a few inches a year. I've always longed for a White Chrismtas but have never had one.

    I'm your new Follower... (and not just because of the snow!)


  3. The snow is beautiful, Laurie. How exciting. My children would be thrilled. I would be thrilled! I am such a kid with snow and especially with the holidays upon us.

    I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day in your pjs. ENJOY!

  4. the snow fall is absolutely beautiful! i wish that we could at least get a little bit here in San Antonio, but no such luck...
    i hope that you have a very blessed weekend.

  5. Hi Laurie....What a beautiful snow fall and gorgeous pictures.

    thanks for stopping by my blog... :)

    Take care,

  6. The table took my breath away. It is gorgeous! Just a little jealous over here. I loved your photo of the glass jars too.
    Happy Weekend and thanks for visiting my site too.

  7. Hi Laurie-
    The first snow - a bit early as you said, but still magical. I love butternut squash also. We grew them for the first time this year. They were delicious. Stil have a few to make pies with. Yum
    My best- Diane

  8. Laurie, I don't know how I've missed your blog but I found it tonight via Through My Kitchen Window blog. I think your soup looks wonderful and perfect for a beautiful snowfall. I'n not ready either but your pretty photos make it seem a bit more acceptable :)
    Amy at Verde Farm

  9. The snow is beautiful. We got 6" last year - the first in maybe 10 years. Your lucky to have snow for the holidays. Enjoyed your post!

  10. Despite all the comments from your snow loving friends, above, I'm glad it didn't make it 100 miles south. Tell Norm the table is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!

  11. What a lovely table! Thanksgiving will be so fun sitting around it, I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  12. Loved your post... And snow!! WOW! So pretty! Great farm table!

  13. How very very beautiful! More so knowing that you created it yourselves!

  14. It's been cold here below freezing but no snow as of yet just very frosty mornings ! Love your post and photos ! Have a great weekend !

  15. I'm so not ready for snow yet, but your post has made me almost wish we had a light dusting here so that I could cuddle up and enjoy some of that yummy looking soup!

    Kat :)

  16. Laurie, you are always always so inspiring to me. And again, I am reminded of your awesome pallet garden sign - love it so very much! -Tammy