Now that we have that ear-worm firmly lodged in our skulls…
We’re heading off the island today to check on the house construction progress, leaving Mum to mind the cats and catch up on her DVD viewing.
Then we’ll tackle a little (ha!) demolition project. You see, due to an error (pointing no fingers) the incorrect roof trusses for the garage were delivered and installed. Strangely, the truss company didn’t want them back. I couldn’t stand by and let all that new lumber get cut up and thrown away so I said we’d take it. They lifted the entire roof off in one piece and set it on the ground off to one side.
It looks like a small house!!
And it needs to be disassembled. So with the help of some friends, a chain saw, and a few pry bars, we’ll be salvaging enough wood to build a garden shed and a chicken coop. At least. Like I said, it’s a small house!
Do you have any ideas for what we can build with the leftover wood?
Here’s a sunrise from last week.
All I can think of is pumpkin spice. I don’t believe there is a pumpkin spice wine, but I could be wrong. Let me know if such a thing exists.
In the meantime, I’m craving baked goods with all the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves layers of flavour. We had pumpkin pie the weekend before last for Thanksgiving, but that was a long time ago. Right now we’re working our way through Hubby’s birthday apple pie. So tasty. But the minute the last piece is eaten I’m making my favourite autumn cookies. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
These are so good. It is literally impossible to eat just one. If you say you can eat just one I’ll know you’re telling a fib. Or you are a Cyborg.
The only change I make to the recipe is I add ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger to the cookie dough. And I increase the frosting ingredients (because you can never have too much frosting, am I right?) to 3 cups icing sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and additional milk or cream, depending on the humidity of the day. The amount of vanilla stays the same.
Goodness gracious, my mouth is watering just thinking about these gems. I’m going to serve larger slices of pie so I can get to these cookies faster.
Do you have a favourite pumpkin spice recipe?
*Note: I use these shiny baking sheets so the cookie bottoms don’t get too dark. And I line my baking pans with parchment paper to make baking and clean-up easier.
Ha! I bet you thought I got my days mixed up and was talking about wine, the beverage. Nope, I know it’s Monday and therefore I’m here to whine.
Although, I do prefer the British word – whinge – pronounced with a short ‘i’ like ‘wind’. Just the sound of the word is annoying, as is most whining. Or whinging.
So…what’s my complaint today? The ever present lack of internet in the house. Yeah, first-world problem. Cry me a river. But no internet is cramping my style I can’t just pop on the world wide web when the mood strikes, or when I think of something needing to be done.
For instance, I was reading about how to personalize my newsletter sign-up page. The one I have now is boring. Go take a look, I’ll wait…
See? Nothing exciting. So I wrote out and thought out what I want to change to make it all sparkly and enticing. But I’m so slow with figuring out that tech stuff I know it’ll take at least a few hours of tinkering and cursing. Sitting in the car. With no bathroom facilities. I’m not that young anymore. Thank goodness we have what we have, with thanks to the folks who run this village and are helping us out.
But still… *whinge*
What’s your complaint for today? (It being Monday is a given.)
Today is Dictionary Day. Go look up a word. Try matutolypea. My picture would fit nicely next to that word.
Most exciting news! Tomorrow is the launch day for a fabulous new book by my good friend Cara Carnes.
I dare you to look at that cover and not get all hot and bothered. Rawr! And knowing her stories as I do, the inside of the book is even hotter. Go! Order that book!
Happy Birthday to my dear hubby!!! I’m so glad he was born. I’ll be baking his “cake” today. Cake is in quotes because he prefers an apple pie for his special day. I bought a bag of locally grown MacIntosh apples, my preferred type of apple for baking, when we were in the Annapolis Valley earlier this week.
In other news, the house construction is coming along beautifully.
I love love love the colours we chose and I can’t wait to get in there.