“The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” — Eudora Welty
One of our favorite ways to welcome Fall is with the first pot of Chili of the year. This is one of my favorites. I call it Genie’s Slow Cooker Veggie Chilli. Enjoy!
1 onion chopped
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low all day — no less than 6 hours. Chili is better the longer it cooks. Discard bay leaf before serving.
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” ~Jesse Jackson
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”~Bob Hope
Do you remember Trick or Treat for UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)? Perhaps you went door to door with your orange box on Halloween when you were a child. While trying to come up with some new ideas for alternative celebrations I found myself thinking, “do kids still Trick or Treat for UNICEF?” The answer I discovered was yes, they do.
The Halloween fundraising effort of the United National International Children’s Emergency Fund is alive and well with new ideas that don’t involve going door to door. For more information visit the resource center at the UNICEF website.
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” — Jack Layton
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse
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Every year around this time I go through the autumn tradition I call killing the fatted pumpkin. This is when I cook wonderful fresh pie pumpkins and freeze the puree for the rest of the year.
Cooking fresh pumpkin is easy:
1. Choose a nice orange pie pumpkin.
2. Cut pumpkin in half.
3. Scoop out seeds.
4. Place cut side up or down (either works) in a baking dish with about 1/2 – 1 inch of water.
5. Cover with foil and bake 1 hr. at 350 degrees.
6. Remove from oven. When cool enough to handle scoop out cooked pumpkin. Mash pumpkin or if very soft just give it a good stir.
7. Prepare 1 and 2 cup containers of pumpkin for freezer.
8. Freeze and enjoy homemade pumpkin goodies all year.
This recipe is part of the Sugar and Spice Link Party.
“Why not learn to enjoy the little things – there are so many of them.” — Author Unknown
“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.” — Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905