03 October 2014

Five on Friday

I realized that most of these posts are really more like 5 random thoughts on Friday than they are 5 favorite things.  Last week, two of the things were things I actually dislike, so it seems that Friday Favorites is a misnomer. We're sticking with Five on Friday from now on.

1. No explanation needed.
2. It's supposed to be gross and rainy all day tomorrow, which I'm secretly excited about. I have a TON of stuff I need to do around the house that I've been putting off because it's been so glorious to be out in the fall sunshine the past few weekends. I'm feeling a major closet purge coming on. Actually, just a major life/home purge in general. We have moved every year for the past 4 years, so I've had to do a purge regularly. This year no move (three cheers for that!), so I am feeling the itch to donate, trash, and organize all of our junk.
3. Speaking of gorgeous fall weather, these are some pictures from our street I took on Wednesday. We've started to hit peak foliage in some parts of the state. Vermont is absolutely unreal in the fall!
4. I made homemade apple butter last weekend using this recipe. The only change I made was instead of using a teaspoon of nutmeg, I used a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a 1/4 teaspoon of cloves. Some of the reviews said that they thought it was too sweet, but I thought this was one of the best batches of apple butter I've ever made. I say that as someone who does NOT have a sweet tooth. I used a variety of apples (McIntosh, Paula Red, Gala, and Granny Smith). We've been enjoying this on muffins and breakfast sandwiches all week.
5. Postseason baseball fever has officially hit our house. Let's go O's! 


Megan said...

The foliage is starting to turn here as well and it makes driving around so much fun! I'm looking forward to peak season in just a few more weeks!