It Feels Like Fall Today*

Foley Farms at 27270 W. Henry in Lake Barrington, IL has some wild looking pumpkins, and I’m wearing socks.

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*In case you don’t recognize the quote (and why would you?), it’s from the 1974 Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. My friend of over 40 years, Joni, and I loved the wildly inappropriate timing and exquisite delivery of this line by actress Valerie Curtain (Vera).  Joni and find a way to say it to each other every year.
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Being Distracted at Work. It’s as American as…well, you know.

Made pie the other day. Started with these…

pieapplesAnd ended up with this…

applepieThis is the America’s Test Kitchen Deep Dish Apple Pie Recipe, by the way. I didn’t trim the all-butter crust enough (‘cuz you just can’t get enough crust!), and I probably should have stuck the assembled pie back in the fridge to firm up more before baking. The fluted edge morphed into a Hello, Dali mushroom-like thing, but it is delicious nonetheless! Next time I am getting that old school device that clamps onto the table and peels and slices the apples all in one shot.