Hello friends and happy Friday – oh boy, this week has made me extra happy that there are FIVE Fridays in October! and thanks to my daily photos I do have some idea what happened in this week that feels like a minute and a month (I’m sure you know what I mean 😉 )
I haven’t walked to the lake since Saturday. I’m wondering if these trees are now showing signs of fall … I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s walk to see.
I had a good hair day on Monday 🙂 and a final try-on for Donner. It’s now done and blocked. I plan to wear it this weekend. and hopefully have someone else take photos.
This photo was a little disappointing – I didn’t realize how quickly foamed non-fat milk would lose it’s “foam” … After a few weeks of research and experimenting with Pumpkin Spice coffees, I made a winning recipe. I’ve been treating myself to one every afternoon and yesterday Sara joined me and said it was delicious. I figure that means it’s ready to share with y’all:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee
1 T Pumpkin Spice Sauce
6-8 oz coffee, brewed strong
steamed or foamed milk to top
Mix sauce and coffee, top with milk (see below)
Pumpkin Spice Sauce (inspired by Gimme Some Oven)
2/3 C canned pumpkin
1/3 C honey
1 T vanilla
2 t pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have this in your cupboard, here’s how to mix it yourself)
3/4 t salt
Add everything to a mason jar, put the lid on, and shake vigorously. It takes a few minutes, but everything should come together and you’ll have “sauce”. Refrigerate.
I like my coffee hot so I’ve been experimenting with how to incorporate the chilled sauce into the coffee. Yesterday, I heated the mug, then added the sauce, and heated it in the microwave for about 20 seconds before adding the coffee. It stayed hot. Next I plan to try mixing the hot milk and the sauce and then adding the coffee. I must say, too, that the sauce is delicious. I think it would make a great mix-in or topping for ice cream!
Now that Donner is done, my next sweater is Shifty … I swatched. and cast on.
The National Book Awards finalists were announced on Tuesday and I finally got my October to-read list together. It’s great to have a head start – I’d read three books by the time I took that photo. I finished The Prophets this morning (whoa!); and now I’m not sure which book to pick up next … that stack on the left are the contenders. Thoughts? please share!
My weekend looks to be full … a new sweater on the needles, a new book in my lap, and – finally! – blue skies.
Wishing y’all a good one, too!