What’s Been Happening
September was QUITE the month. Fall is now in full force in Nashville, and my farmer’s market findings prove it. :) I love cider and apples and butternut squash… mmm!
I also got to go on an epic trip to North Carolina with a fun group of bloggers to learn about the poultry industry. A wrap up post about #CareToFarm15 is coming soon, so stay tuned!
Toured Sanderson Farms' hatchery and 3 Sons Poultry Farm today. Definitely different from a day at the library! It's been great learning about this piece of our food industry. Can't wait to share more #ontheblog soon! 👌🐣🐔🐓 #CaretoFarm15 #visitNC #educateyourself #farm #farmlife #chicken #poultry #poultryfarm
Ben got to experience his first cross country meet too! I ran cross country in high school and college, but we didn’t know each other back then so he’s never been to a meet. A few Fridays ago I was driving home from work when I spotted the Ohio State team bus. I wondered what they were in town for, and a little internet investigating later–discovered they were in town at a meet hosted by Vanderbilt… just about 10 minutes from our house! So we went. Ben was a little skeptical but he had a BLAST, and I think it’ll be an annual tradition. :)
September was also a sad month… my grandfather passed away after a short illness. We were close so it’s been hard. Growing up, I spent time with him and my grandma while my dad worked and my mom was in grad school or working. We fed the ducks, read books, did puzzles, and all sorts of fun things. He taught me how to eat grapefruit, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds, that bagels are incredible with butter, to appreciate what I have, that $2 bills are fun to receive in the mail, and so much more. I will miss him, but we are thankful that he knew Jesus and is now in heaven. <3
What I’m Reading
This month I read/listened to twelve books–and started quite a few more. You can, as always, find my reviews on Goodreads. :)
My favorite book was Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life…so intriguing! I also reviewed A Fifty-Year Silence on the blog. A great audiobook was Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters. I REALLY liked the narrator.
Some great articles I’ve read online this month include:
- On Millennials and grammar… YES!
- The last printing of cards for card catalogs happened… sad day, even though I haven’t used a real card catalog for years and years.
- How people in the US spend their time… very interesting!
What I’ve Been Cooking
Multiple batches of pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins. HELLO, fall. And copious scrambled egg tacos. Yes, they are as simple as they sound. A flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, a lil cheese, and sometimes some chopped avocado. Mmmm, I can’t get enough for breakfast OR dinner. This is my new go-to dinner after a tiring day at work. We also are getting back into our fancy Sunday meals… one week it was roasted chicken, another week was homemade chicken noodle soup. I love fall food!
What’s on the Blog
My most popular recipe in September was Cantucci [Almond Biscotti]. Don’t you just want to dunk one right now?!
What were you into in September?
Linking up with Leigh Kramer to share what I’ve been into lately.