apples and more apples

I’ve always loved apple orchards and picking apples.  It’s a fun afternoon spent outdoors with the girls, AND it’s productive. This year we found an orchard very close by without all the silly frills – just plain ol’ apple picking.    I’d rather skip the crowds, the trains/wagons, the mazes, the gift shops, the line-ups for rides, the animals, the play equipment … Continue reading

soup and more soup

Spent the afternoon cooking up some soup for the coming week.  Soup is my lazy way of making dinner.  It’s one pot.  It uses up all that random stuff in the cupboards and refrigerator that everyone is avoiding eating.  You know the ones.  The celery is limp, the carrot is soft.  No one eats an … Continue reading