Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekend Review: Fall Colors

With this lovely mild Fall we are having, the colors seem to be much brighter and lasting much longer than most Minnesota Falls.

I went up to the cabin early Saturday morning since it was going to be a top weather weekend. It was the perfect morning to be on an open road with the sun shining and trees still turning.

When I arrived we popped a bottle of champagne and mom and I had some mimosas while we enjoyed the little bit of dock that is still in the water. We watched some people kayak and paddle board on the glass water.

After mimosas, I made my favorite cold weather drink of apple cider, brandy, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Heat it all up and sip away. Don't sip too fast because this drink really sneaks up on you.

I made a fire and raked a little while burning the leaves and a tree that my parents had taken down a couple weeks ago. Nothing smells as good as burning pine. In a controlled fire of course. Safety first!

Later in the afternoon, the neighbors arrived after spending the morning shooting clay pigeons at their tree farm.  There was a whole crew which is more fun because then more ladies are there to chat with.

Before it got too late, I made one of my best spaghetti and meatballs. I couldn't tell you how much of anything I put in the meatballs or sauce, but the combination of pepper, thyme, oregano, parsley, garlic salt, onion powder and most likely a shake of cayenne pepper resulted in some top balls and sauce.

We enjoyed dinner with Frank Sinatra pandora playing in the background before heading back out to the fire with the neighbors.

I sure am going to miss these mild weekends.  

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