I’m so glad we went to the reunion! (I am not glad this random man decided to photo bomb the hell out of a perfectly good picture though! )
Thank goodness my friends convinced me to go. It was really cool to see and talk to some people I hadn’t seen in a decade (!!!) and hear all the crazy places they’ve been and what they’re doing. Video game designer in LA, anyone?
Festivities continued well into the morning and Ben and I called it quits over a plate of nachos at 2am. I haven’t seen that hour in a long time, and hope I can go just as long before seeing it again. Whee! WORTH IT.
I was still up pretty early today. The cozy, falling rain woke me up.
Ben and I lazily lounged around for awhile before heading over to my parent’s house for lunch!
My Mom, God bless her, dodged the rain drops to grill us all sirloin steaks cooked to a perfect medium rare. (She’s been taking steak cooking lessons from Ben the grill master!)
On the side was super soft steamed broccoli. My Mom always made our broccoli very soft when we were growing up, which is how I still like it. I can’t stand when broccoli still has a bite to it. The mushier the better, imo.
Cheesy, chewy French Onion Egg Noodle Casserole rounded out the plate.
Two French Onion inspired dishes in one week. Lucky me!
After lunch I went grocery shopping and received the BEST surprise when I rounded the corner into the produce department…Honeycrisps are back!!!!!
Honeycrisp Apples are probably my #1 favorite thing about Fall. These giant, shiny, sweet & crispy apples are seriously like dessert to me. And I am NOT a fruit is dessert kind of girl…unless it’s doused in caramel and/or chocolate and/or is buried under crisp.
$6 for four of ‘em definitely stings, but they’re only around for a short time each year so I say, to heck with it!
There was another variety of apple I found at the store that had me squealing – hedge apples!
Hedge apples actually aren’t apples – they’re in the mulberry family – but they’re readily available in the Fall and keep disgusting spiders and buggies out of the house.
I usually pick up a ton at the Farmers’ Market every year and place them inside outside doors. I swear they totally work! FYI I place them on a piece of wax paper or cardboard because they get a little gooey when they get old.
Well the basement, and Ben, is calling my name.
We’ve been napping and watching football cuddled under blankets all afternoon. It’s been AMAZING. I feel like one of us (ok, me) is usually always running around with a million things to do, so making a point of doing nothing today has felt really good.
To heck with the to-do list. It’ll still be there tomorrow, right?!
Have a great night!
“My favorite part of Fall is ________.”
My favorite part of Fall is, honeycrisp apples, hoodies, blankets, tailgates and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!!!