A relatively laid-back weekend. After the neon dance I came back and cleaned the apartment. I made up for my late night by sleeping in on Saturday. Went to Trader Joe’s for supplies. I found these amazing mini baguettes that you can heat in the oven and they get nice and crackly on the outside. Also bought a dutch oven, not the le creuset (yet), but a very serviceable Martha Stewart version in mustard. It’s already been used for applesauce and black bean and pumpkin soup.
I talked to lots of friends and family, including my cousin and grandparents! I made applesauce, black bean and pumpking soup (recipe from smittenkitchen), whole wheat and carrot muffins (barely sweet and delicious with a little pumpkin butter), and pumpkin butter.
I’ve been listening to movie soundtracks non-stop while I cook and grade. It makes everything seem cozier (it got cold here). And I think I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as far as grading is concerned. The quarter ends on Friday, and I while I’m not looking forward to parent-teacher conferences, I will feel good about having a quarter tucked safely under my belt.