It’s November?

It’s been awhile!

There’s been a lot of cooking

BBQ chicken, coleslaw, and homemade bread. Mmm mmm

just not a lot of innovation. Until yesterday.

My schedule has taken a drastic shift towards the wee morning hours. I don’t know what came first, the going to bed at 9:30, or the waking up at 5:30, but either way, that’s my reality at the moment. I’m enjoying the time in lab alone in the morning (blogging while samples thaw as we speak) and especially enjoying leaving around 3:30 and not feeling bad about it. I like a nice open afternoon to draw, relax, and make this

Basically this cake should just be called "Fall is wonderful"

This is Joanne Chang’s Apple Snacking Cake. With very little actual batter, it is full of nuts, apples, and raisins. Spicy, warm, everything you want in a nice fall snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. I have a feeling it will be all of these things today.

And it was followed by these

Spinach parmesan turkey sliders

These mini meatball burger sandwichey things were scrumptious. Made with random things I grabbed out of the fridge and freezer, I need to write it down!

 

Other things I love about fall

Beautiful hiking weather

wearing socks in my apartment,

Baking without sweating

Pumpkin desserts

The Packers!

and soon, the crunch of leaves beneath my running shoes. (As soon as I, you know, make myself go out)

Also very much looking forward to hosting my very first Thanksgiving dinner! 6 people, 3 pies…how could this be anything but awesome?

We’re also going to have homemade bread and cranberry sauce, potatoes and stuffing, green bean casserole, snickers salad, and obviously turkey. And more obviously, alcohol and football.

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