We’ve had frost here, finally. We got the garden pulled up and plowed just in time. As of Friday night it was plowed along with the fields on either side. Now it feels finished.
However, we have exchanged one kind of busy for another. The outdoor work might be drawing to a close for the year, but we the tall kid has made it through the first round of cuts for a Select hockey league and the small squeaky kid has been pulled up to play with the Atom league. So for this week at least, that means four days of hockey, one day with both of them playing. If the tall kid makes the Select league, it will mean occasional travel, an extra night of hockey each week and tournaments away from home. Just because we wouldn’t want to be bored, or anything.
Also coming sometime soon is a new roof, a new furnace and some other general repairs to the house. Just a few things that we’ve been waiting to have finished, but it may all end up happening at once. Life seems to be like that.
I had another early morning baking urge this morning and got up to make some apple pie muffins. I haven’t quite hit the perfect muffin yet, and I won’t write the recipe down until I get it right. The small squeaky kid and her sleepover friend politely said they were good, then requested chocolate chip pancakes. The tall kid said she liked them, then asked for money. So, the muffins are obviously not perfect yet. However, the spice blend for them is great. I would like to find a way to wear it as a perfume. I’m going to be trying it out in more muffin recipes this week, and I know there is probably an apple pie granola in our future.
Apple Pie Spice
- 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Measure spices into a small jar, screw lid back on and shake.