Gettysburg is only about thirty to forty minutes away depending on traffic, and it is seriously a beautiful area. I think my life’s ambition might be to move there someday (yes….thirty minutes down the road). I would really like to show you just how beautiful it is during this time of the year, except, perhaps you noticed per my packing list above that I FORGOT MY CAMERA! I was so upset with myself, and no, I am not one of those people who owns a fancy iPhone. So, unfortunately, you won’t be seeing the beautiful leaves falling gracefully upon the cemetery, monuments with fiery foliage in the background or my pumpkin coffee from a local coffee shop. What you WILL see; however, is...
Yep, I made some monster feet out of two gourds. I have plans to improve upon them and create some type of game – I am thinking of a cross between an Easter egg hunt, that German Christmas shoe tradition and hiding the pickle on a Christmas tree – to play with my (future) children and/or nieces/nephew. I’ll let you know how those plans turn out.
These are a cinch to make. Just paint your gourds a monstery-green color with black accents, form some big toe nails out of Sculpey (bake at 200◦ for 30 minutes) and hot glue them on! They look cutest sticking out from under a chair or (eek!) bed. I am still trying to decide whether I would have been scared waking unknowingly to their presence as a child (probably...yes).
In other glorious fall news, I have been drinking a lot of apple cider, roasting a lot of butternut squash and wearing a lot of layers. Did you know that roasted squash is just about the most delicious thing you can put on top of a salad? No? Well now you do.
Just roast butternut squash and apple chicken sausage (with olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch of brown sugar) for thirty-five minutes at 400◦. Put over some chopped lettuce and chives and top with a Dijon mustard/olive oil/red wine vinegar dressing and voila! you won't eat anything else for a week.
WeThree will be back tomorrow with three fall recipes for you!
Until then, here's to drinking lots of warm beverages in lieu of turning on the heat! Cheers :)
p.s.: I got the idea for the monster feet from the October, 2012 edition of Rachel Ray Magazine!