First, the highlight of my weekend. A nap with Munchkin Number 3. He is a furnace baby. Sweaty, hot, and smells SOOOOO good.The Fertile Crescent is fading fast. It is to maybe snow this week. And since I took Friday off and it was a beautiful fall day, I decided it was time to pull the tomatoes. (I pulled the green beans last week.) Was a sad, sad day for me, but it's been a good six months. I planted the first weekend in May and it's the fourth weekend in October. I'd say that was a good run.
And after. The parsnips are still in the ground waiting for a frost to make them sweet, and there are two butternut squashes left on the vine. I didn't want to deal with the lima beans that day, but will do so soon.
The spoils. Five million cherry tomatoes and about 10 larger tomatoes that I will put in a bag to ripen. The green cherries will be made into my Grandma's green tomato relish that my dad likes. She was tickled. TICKLED! To have me ask for the recipe. It is an honor to have received it from her and I will make it in her stead for years to come.
I re-created the Crostini with Herbed Cream Cheese and Roasted Vegetables that I had at the Harvest Dinner back in September. Recipe tomorrow, but look! Look at these lovely peppers and onions. I can't get over how vibrant they are!
There will be no running for the next two weeks and that makes me so sad. I plan to ride the recumbant bike at the gym two or three times a week and I'm going to try doing pushups. Check this out! Seriously. Click on it. Anyone want to join me? I'm issuing a challenge here.