It's Indian Summer here on the Texas Gulf Coast ~ well, that's what my neighbor
Catherine and I decided to call it. Still in the 90's here and the humidity has been
high too. But this morning when I went to set the trash out by the curb, it felt a
bit cooler. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
There are little signs that fall has actually arrived here. Our huge pecan tree is beginning
to shed it's leaves. Carlos, our gardener called to let me know that our grass had not grown
much and perhaps we could skip a week. I did talk to him about wrapping all our big
live oaks with white lights this year and we agreed to start right after Thanksgiving. Carlos
is so artistic and his eyes just light up whenever I mention a creative project.
I am going to look to see if there is a formula for figuring out how many lights
we will need. Catherine and I will probably buy up all the lights in town
because she wants to wrap her trees too. Last year when we were in Houston for
Thanksgiving, the trees in River Oaks and West U were spectacular.
I saw a great recipe for Butternut Squash in a garlic sage butter sauce for
pasta on Food Network's The Kitchen. I am going to share it with you as
soon as I pick up some squash this weekend. Do you ever watch that show?
It is currently one of my favorites now because they have so many good
tips for making things easier in the kitchen and so many good recipes too.
Well, I am off to get the laundry done and fluff up the house a bit before
the weekend begins. Have a wonderful day!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley