So many things, so little time! And, this week picking just three things is going to be a challenge!
The weather has changed here this week to a much cooler sort. And, not in a bad way at all because this has stirred the urge for more fall like foods. Stuffed acorn squash roughly based on this recipe was on the top of the list. I have discovered that this is a super easy meal to make (and turning on the oven is a lovely way to heat up the house a bit!). I cook the squash and the filling separately and I make the filling in bulk and freeze part of it! And, I have been using pre-cooked rice which makes this meal super simple! When the squash is done I fill them, sprinkle a bit of cheese on top and pop them back in the oven until the cheese is melted. And, what tastes more like fall than acorn squash!
A weather thing I am avoiding… putting the gardens and the yard to bed. I don’t know why the end of the season is so much less fun that getting things all started, but it is. I am horribly ignoring it and gladly doing anything but that. However, even though I am gladly ignoring this now, my day of reckoning is coming. Sooner than later! There are some things that need to be cut back, and things that need to be pulled out, and things that need to be put to bed. The problem is that I did this entirely too early last year (at least the putting to bed part of this!) The weather was oddly warm well into December, and things began growing again. I am hoping that by waiting longer this year, I can avoid that. Really… that is my story and I am sticking to it!
Next week is, wait for it…. November. Yeah, that is another thing I am trying my hardest to ignore! October has just flown by and the thought of all that November brings: NaBloPoMo, time change, Thanksgiving, and usually more miserable weather. October has been so amazing I am really wishing that there were a couple more weeks of it!
Those are my things, and you can see more things over here on Carole’s!
Oh, I am so with you on the putting-the-garden-to-bed thing. SO much more fun in the spring! I’m trying to convince myself that it’s just a delight to be outside in late October. But it doesn’t quite have the same appeal as bursting outside in the spring. Here’s to inspired fall gardening! XO
Right on, the garden needs some help. I’ve covered my greens garden part with a cold frame (3×4 feet) and just in time because it has gotten down to the high 30’s this last week (hallelujah!). The rest, well, I’ll “let” it languish for the winter, as the birds need those little spots to hide and search more than me having a neat and tidy spot.
That recipe for stuffed squash is right up my alley, I love squash and all those root veggies.
And October is my favorite month. This year it has gotten away from me, I miss the autumn slow-and-calm attitude it gives at just the right time, when needed. Plus there are apples!
Happy 🍂 fall to all.
I’m another member of the “I don’t want to do it now” club! This year I’ve cleaned up the garden a little bit, pruned back some of the perennials a little bit, but there is still much to do. Like you, I got caught cutting back the roses way too early one year and lost quite a few that way. We haven’t even had a hard killing frost yet, so I’m waiting until we do; it’s not that I’m a lazy procrastinor! 🙂
My container gardens are all still thriving so I haven’t yanked those yet. We do need to take care of the raised beds – the tomatoes and squash plants are DEAD – but the parsley and sage are still growing. November. Blergh.
Brought my potted plants in two nights ago. Clean up is no fun!!!
We do alot of it in spring as we like the tall grasses for winter interest.
November will be good as we will see AL!!!
I am happy that the weather has finally changed and I can (comfortably) wear my woolies again! I just hope we have some nice fall days, when it’s cooler but dry and sunny!
Putting the garden to bed is like sewing the buttons on a cardigan or weaving in the ends. It is just never as much fun as the casting on or the knitting.
Joining you in wishing a few more weeks of October. November is good, but I’m just.not.ready. Oh well, right?! (and I don’t even have a garden or yard to put to bed 😉
October is such a long month at school so I am looking forward to November with a few holiday weeks. What I am not looking forward to are the shorter, darker days
Brrrr. And it’s just so COLD all of a sudden!!
I am enjoying the cool tho’ I don’t like being cold. Had acorn squash earlier this week…next time I fix,will definitely add your filling. Yummy!
A you, a lot on the agenda for November in these parts…tbc.
since most of my October was focused on recovering from a pulled muscle in my back, I’m looking forward to November 😉 We have only to put away the garden swing and the chairs everything else is done.
We’ve had an extended autumn and we’re enjoying every.single.minute of it! Smith almost has his big garden ready for winter and my tiny condo garden has been “put to bed”, too. I have about 80 crocus to plant and I’ll do that Sunday. Your squash recipe sounds delish!!