Sunday Fill Up 10/17/21

We are currently working really hard getting to the finish line on our house. We have a deadline before Thanksgiving. With that being said, there is so much still left to do. I painted for 9 hours straight yesterday. I didn’t grow up in a DIY household. We had the Yellow Pages and a checkbook. And I certainly didn’t graduate from the Cummings University of House Building, but I can paint. This is my Apple Watch activity when I quit.

There are lots of things going on at once and I haven’t gone a great job of posting updates. I’ll try and do that within a couple of days. But for now, here is a pic of her all lit of up.

It seems the name of the game for the next 6 weeks is survival. I’m at a point of just purchasing a lot of rotisserie chickens and other heat and serve protein to some how make into dinner. I’m grateful for Clay’s low maintenance attitude about food situations though, if left to his own devices, I’ve witnessed him whip up a plate of oatmeal served over biscuits. This humorous editorial about stress free meal planning cracked me.

it is officially soup season. Cooking soups, stews, chili, and braising things are my favorite. I am probably going to make chili tonight. I use the base of this recipe and add a couple of things. My mom has made this chili for as long as I can remember. It’s from the cookbook called Temptations that was a fundraiser for PDS Elementary School in Cleveland. (And side note: Where did those types of cookbooks go? I’m assuming being able to look up a recipe on the internet has replaced the need for these?)

Photo credits to my sister, Cherry, who posted this on Facebook. Lots of copies of this cookbook are in our family

Clay and I just finished the first season of Ted Lasso. We are late to the party, but I refuse to have too many streaming services at one time. So I switch them around throughout the year. It’s so good and joyful and real and hilarious. If you don’t have Apple TV, go sign up for it and watch it right now!

I wrote a few months ago about Nancy Meyer film kitchens. This skit from Jimmy Fallon and Chris Stapleton came out earlier this week. Too funny!

It’s an exciting week for Everett coming up. Its tune for the county fair. He loves the fair! Anytime October is brought up, he immediately brings up that the county fair is in October. Here he is from two years ago.

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