So, I’ve got some news.  Some exciting news.  And I was going to keep you in suspense for the whole post, but I can’t do it.  I just can’t do it.  I am engaged!  NES proposed on Friday night, and I said yes!  It was a wonderful weekend of celebrating what the future holds.  So, when my name changes from lbm to lbs next summer, now you know why.  Not that you’re off the hook for hearing about it between now and then.  Oh no.  Definitely not.  I am so excited!
In more mundane news, I think I’m sick.  I haven’t felt this yucky since my crazy allergies back in February.  I don’t know whether to blame the nasty humid weather, the lack of sleep this weekend, allergies or what, but it’s no fun.  I even had a little time in which I could have cooked tonight, but I haven’t made it shopping yet this week, and I just don’t feel like eating anything but soup.  So, soup and squash it is.  (Oh, yes, squash season is back!)  Along with boxes of tissues, cough drops and lots of water.  Oh well.
And then there is the fact that each evening I’m willing my baseball team into the playoffs.  Come on, you can do it!

However, in my first act of cooking as an engaged woman, I made applesauce.  In the crockpot.  Can I just say it smelled soo good?
I think it was my way of getting over the fact that I didn’t have time to go apple picking this weekend.  I mean, it’s fall.  Isn’t it time?   The weather does NOT feel like apple picking weather though.  It’s been hot and humid here.  Not ok for late September.
I added just a little bit of cloves to this recipe.  I thought it was a little strong even with just the dash I added.  I hope it was fine.  My taste buds tend to go a little out of whack when I am sick.  Oh well.
Last time (in my inaugural blog post!), I had changed this recipe to a stovetop recipe, but I decided that would take too long this weekend.  There was homework to do.
Somehow it still smelled like fall, even with the humidity at mid-summer levels.
And then for the rest of my dinner, I made myself trail mix.  I’m not trying to be vain, but I love the trail mix that I make.  Mom used to make it when I was in school, and I could only have it on Fridays because I wanted it too much.

I mix peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, cereal, and marshmallows.  I’ve added other things in the past, but they are never long-term ingredients.  The classic is just too good.
Along with pumpkin spice tea, it was a perfect light, Fall Sunday-evening dinner.  And it capped off quite a perfect weekend.  


  1. Congrats to the engaged blogger! We are so happy for you. Next year you will be the married blogger! Yahoo!


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