Saturday, October 09, 2010

She cracks me up!

 This is my cousin, she's 9 years old.  Thursday she got to sleep over, which meant, we went to the library in a huge thunderstorm, and got about 30 books, and three movies (The King and I, Into the Woods, and Slipper and the Rose). We made it through the best parts versions of the first two, and about half of the books. We made chocolate chip cookies, and we giggled and laughed at each other, and frowned at the dumb weather. You see, we were planning on hiking up to a waterfall this weekend, but...it's SNOWING in the mountains. Bummer. Maybe next time.

Here she is playing with my reflector.





Last week she said the nicest thing: "Kjirsten, when you get married and have kids, you're going to be the best mom, because you never yell". 

Ha ha! I hope I can be a good mom someday, and if I am, it'll be all thanks to the many moms in my life.

Speaking of Moms! My own Mum has been putting her garden to sleep, and posting about it. I got inspired today at the farmer's market, and so I wanted to roast up some veggies and make some caprese salad. I had a bunch of basil I need to cut and use up before the flakes start flying down here. I found my favorite farmers today, and they had a sweet deal on squash, so...



Wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am! THIS is what 2 dollars of squash looks like. Hmm. Maybe you can't tell by the picture but this is a LARGE pan. Squash is so easy too! All it takes is a little olive oil and some sea salt, ohhhhh baby. 





Consider the giant pepper. Okay, I suck at showing proportions. These peppers are as big as my face. No joke.

I got too busy chopping after this, so I didn't take any more pictures, but the fridge is full of roasted veggies, (potatoes, yams, squash, beets, and red pepper) and a big tupper-ware of caprese.

Come over for dinner!

1 comment:

Trav said...

that reflector pic is sweet!