November 17, 2014

Hold Out

As I’m writing this, our Monday is predicted to complicated by a winter storm. Two to four inches of snow is being predicted with the added bonus of it being in the morning which leaves me wondering if we’re going to have our first snow day of the year in mid-November.

In our backyard, we have an ornamental pear tree. What makes this tree special, is that it holds its leaves and colors the longest meaning it’s bright, cheerful leaves are often visible through a snow storm.

snowytree

It’s a little later in the fall now, and the leaves are fading from red to brown and orange and soon the leaves will be gone and the tree will be studded with cardinals and blue jays and sparrows and chickadees waiting for their dinner.  In the spring, the tree will unfurl itself and bud and blossom.  It’s beautiful in bloom, but I think I like it better as the last hold out in the fall.

 

The Menu Plan

Monday-Crock Pot Turkey Chili and cornbread

Tuesday-Baked Honey Mustard Chicken, crash hot potatoes and veggies

Wednesday-Baked Ziti with Spinach, garlic bread and salad

Thursday-Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Friday- Homemade Pan Pizza 

Saturday-Ranch Cheddar Chicken, Couscous and Veggies

Sunday-Slow cooker short ribs, mashed potatoes, whiskey glazed carrots

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