Fall Weather Ideas


Pot Roast is always a hearty Fall meal.  The best sounding recipe to me was the Yankee Pot Roast from Yankee magazine.  It had rosemary, thyme, Merlot, carrots and pearl onions in it.  I pinned the recipe on my crock pot recipes, but that recipe is roasted in the oven.

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The slow cooker recipe that I’m going to try is the one from the Food Network that is made in a crock pot.  I’m just going to add mushrooms, potatoes and a few extra carrots and celery.  But it’s really awesome because you make like a gravy with herbs and Merlot wine in it and slow cook the pot roast and vegetables in that gravy.  Put it in the crock pot in the morning and forget it.  Have a wonderful aroma from the kitchen when you come in after a day out.   Then when serving, moisten the veggies and roast with the gravy that thins out just right and serve the rest of the gravy on the side.

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Who knows if I can make it work, but I’m going to experiment on it soon.


I found a recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs that sounded good for the slow cooker, also.  I pinned that recipe on my Crock Pot board on my Pinterest.    I tried a similar recipe before and the meatballs were really good.



Waffles with melted butter and real Vermont maple syrup is just fun to have once in awhile.  I used to have a recipe from an old Better Homes and Garden cookbook from the 60’s that made the waffles light and delicious by putting beaten egg whites in them.  I found a similar recipe on Pinterest that was called Mamie Eisenhower’s Waffle recipe.  I pinned the recipe on my breakfast board on my Pinterest.


Then on the Create channel, I like to watch George Hirsch’s creations.  He’s a chef that lives on Long Island in the same area as Barefoot Contessa.  He made Apple-Pumpkin muffins with a streusel on top.  I pinned that recipe on my Muffins board on my Pinterest.  Perfect for Fall.


I love the lifestyle that they have on Long Island.  An idea that I got from that show is the glass canister with the flour in it that is in the photo above.  I found one at Walmart for $5.99 and now use it to hold my flour.   I am sure that kitchen was designer made and cost a small fortune.  The flour containers are probably from Williams Sonama and cost 5 times what I paid.  I love it when I find stuff I love that is affordable.



The Home Depot Martha Stewart Seal Harbor cabinets are affordable, easy to have installed and is my dream kitchen.


Can you imagine the fun cooking in a kitchen like that?  To have that custom-built would cost plenty, but with the cabinets all made and granite counter tops would actually be affordable.  Love the lighted glass door cabinets and the island.  A gas stove top and an electric oven.  A cook’s dream. ❤  I love the Farmers sink and the window above.


I would put one of those water plants in the window.  Easy care and just awesome.


There is a Vermont company that makes those water planters and you can buy them on line.  I love the little ivy water plants and the plant they have that they call a goldfish plant.

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They also have colorful bottles that come with water plants that look awesome above the sink.


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On the Create channel, George Hirsch is always grilling outside next to his pool.  Even Barefoot Contessa doesn’t have a pool.    But on Long Island they all live near the beach.  I would just like to own a nice grill for the deck and live within driving distance of walking trails and some kind of water.  Could have a comfortable lifestyle even if it wasn’t Long Island.  George Hirsch is a chef that worked in exclusive restaurants and his recipes are awesome.   I think I like the Create channel as well as the Food network channel.


I just love to see the awesome Fall decorating that they do in Woodstock, Vermont.  It’s really fun to take a walk through their beautiful town.


Saw a cute pumpkin display at Pete’s Farm-stand in Walpole the other day.  So colorful and so Fall like.  Love the wheel barrel and the way that they arranged the Fall harvest squash and pumpkins.


I bought some garden fresh carrots that I’m going to put in my pot roast.  Last night we had a frost, so the farm-stands will be closing soon.


I got a group of 3 Indian Corn to put on my front door.  I just love it.


Fall has got to be my favorite time of the year.   I love the pumpkins that are everywhere this time of year.


Pete’s always has all kinds of pumpkins.


I saw the above quilt on Etsy.  The price for $100.00 is a little steep for my budget.  But my little Grandson loves Chuggington.  He’s going to be 2 years old in November and I figured out a way to get a quilt like that for him.  I have a sewing machine that is especially designed to do machine quilting that my friend Sigurd bought it for me when I was thinking of making quilts.  I found a panel that looks exactly like the above on Amazon and found a class on Craftsy to show how to make panel quilts.  Wish me luck.  If all else fails, there is always Etsy.  Sigurd will usually bail me out somehow.  But I am sure that I can make it with the above as my inspiration.


My little Grandson has a ton of the little Chuggington trains and I found the above little case that I am going to get for him.  It’s only $16.99 at Walmart.   But on Amazon, it is from $39.00 to $89.00 for the very same thing.  Walmart is out of stock at the moment but I have my email in for when it comes back in stock.  And there is always Amazon.


Because you can’t find birthday cards anymore that are exactly what you want, I make my own.  From jobs that I have had using graphics and photos, I make awesome cards.  I’m going to use the above for the cover of my card and personalize the card for my little grandson.

I don’t have a lot of money, but it does not stop me from being creative and having fun.

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I love having a blog and I love seeing all the ideas that there are to have fun with your blog.  I want to upgrade soon and work more on blogging.  I really love Burdick’s Chocolate in Walpole as their Cafe reminds me of something from Paris.  And anyone that knows me, knows that I love anything that reminds me of France.  Anyways, I applied for a job for the Christmas season in their Chocolate shipping and packing job opening for the Christmas season that they.  It looks like I may have the job working through a temporary agency starting at the end of this month.  Sounds great to me.  It will give me money for Christmas and maybe a little for upgrading my blog.  Wahoo!

I went for a long walk yesterday on the walking trail and it was chilly, but the crisp air was nice.  Going out now for another walk while the weather holds out.

Have a wonderful day!





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