It's a very brisk Monday morning here in the northeast. When we woke up it was 59 degrees in the house. Since the high should be almost 70 today, we opted not to turn on the heat or start a fire quite yet. We're all just bundled up in our cozy warm clothes, which is ok by me!
This past week it really started to feel like fall! We picked some apples from a neighbor's tree (with their permission, of course). The trees had been neglected for quite a while and I had to cut out bad spots from every apple (and a few worms too), but they were just fine for cider. Hubby rigged up what he calls a "hillbilly cider press," and we were able to yield over a gallon of yummy cider. I canned four quarts for later and we enjoyed the rest hot. It was delicious!
My goal is to post all about our simple cider press this week. We've been pretty busy here between Kiddo's birthday last week, fall activities, and pressing cider, but I hope to get back to a regular blog schedule this month.
This Week's Menu Plan: 10/6-10/12
Monday: Chicken & Rice Soup, Baby Carrots, Toast
Tuesday: Baked Cod, Baked Potato, Green Beans
Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas
Thursday: Simple Pasta Bake, Broccoli
Friday: Chicken Salad Wraps, Baby Carrots
Saturday: Turkey Gyros, Turkey Gyros, Homemade Naan (using the Master Recipe), Cauliflower
Sunday: Crock Pot Pork Chops and Apples (Hubby's new recipe - coming soon!)
What meals do you have planned this week? Any soup or crock pot meals? I'd love to hear from you!