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Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Falling

Fall is definitely on it's way.  Besides the GrandLoves getting primed for the first days of school, their pumpkins are beginning to ripen.  Grandpa didn't think there would be enough to go around, ( we do have 11 GrandLoves plus 2 more were added over the summer. )   I do think we will have enough.
 There are all kinds from,
bumpy orange, lumpy cream,
smooth ones of all the fall colors.
Big ones, little tykes too.  It just does not matter, for they all are 
' just right.'
 We do have a problem, however, so we hired a ' scout '
to be a look-out for bears.  It seems they have been testing the pumpkins for ripeness...
 This is not just a smiling  pumpkin,
that smile is made of tooth marks.    
What do you think made that smile so perfect?
 Off the subject of pumpkins,

remember all of the onions we worked on yesterday~~~
well, a bag of them were beginning to spoil from wet ground or they were split from rapid growth.  Nothing goes to waste around here, so first the dehydrator trays were filled for dried onions.
I cannot explain how wonderful they smelled while drying. 

 It reminded me of French Onion Soup, so
of course, guess what we had for lunch?
It was wonderful!

To top it off, there were a couple slices of leftover Zucchini Parmesan Bread that I toasted and melted more fresh Parmesan and a slice of Provolone on top, floated it on top of the hot soup, and my, oh my, we went to heaven!
I don't mind cooking a fine meal 
but I especially do not mind eating one.
What did you have to eat today that made you smile?

Thanks for stopping by and


George said...

Dar, really like those bumpy pumpkins. And the onion soup looks absolutely delicious. Still a little too warm here in the muggy 80's to enjoy warm soup, but fall can't be too far away. George

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We have those odd wrinkly pumpkins growing here, too! LOVE the strange ones best:)

Suz said...

now that is soup

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. bears in the pumpkin patch!

jack69 said...

Never a dull moment around the North Woods. Love the sentry you posted to warn of the bears. Great shot and balance, Remember having balance (and the ability) like that? Long ago and far away...
Neat bear bite, much better the pumpkin than......., well you know.
I can just imagine the onions smell, must have been super.
Love from Maine, with rain.

Sheila Y said...

Love french onion soup! yummm!

Remington said...

I haven't seen a pumpkin like that before....cool!

Cher' Shots said...

We have one lonely little pumpkin; and I doubt it will have time to ripen :(
Oh that onion soup sounds so good. Will have to keep that in mind for a meal soon. Cool scout!
'love & hugs from afar'

Paula said...

Like that "scout" It's been a long time since I could do that.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I was going to buy a dehydrator but decided to put it off until next summer, but the thought of those wonderful smelling onions may change my mind.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Chatty Crone said...

Be still my heart - love the bumpy pumpkin and the cheese in that soup! sandie

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Dar....so glad you have stopped by CITexas Gal. Gosh, it's been awhile since I visited and I'm so envious of your bountiful garden and all the harvesting and canning! Wow, what cabbage and onions! Just amazing the size!

No gardening of veggies or flowers for us in Texas this year. We are on water restrictions and no rain to speak of. So, it's a pleasure to see your produce and your family traditions being passed along to your GrandLoves.

Pumpkins and Onion Soup...I'm soooo hungry! Great posts and your bloggy is so welcoming. Thanks again for stopping by.


imac said...

Season of lanterns are upon us.

Cicero Sings said...

Oh, French Onion Soup ... definitely on the menu for the immediate future. Yum.