I am totally embracing the fall weather that has made its way to Michigan. I made another soup last night. It looks similar to the chowder I posted yesterday but it tastes totally different. I made the Spicy Thai Stew from The Everyday Vegan Cookbook by Dreena Burton. It was absolutely delicious. I adjusted the spice level and added more of the Thai red chile peppers. I didn’t have Swiss Chard so I used the baby spinach substitution. I’m definitely going to make this recipe again soon. Rob rated it “9 thumbs up” which is a reference to the Simpsons episode when Homer becomes a food critic.
The Simpsons is one of my favorite shows. When I met Rob in 1995, he had never watched the Simpsons. Soon after, he became a huge fan of them too which is great. I was no longer met with blank stares when I made Simpsons references – Rob always got them.
You may notice this bowl’s pattens is a bit faded. I bought several of these bowls at one time and this one was always faded. It hasn’t changed in color since I got it. Maybe it was this dull when it was made? It figures I grabbed this bowl to photograph.
Now onto the first pumpkin carving of the year. I just did a simple pattern to get back into the swing of things. The pumpkin was packed full of seeds – enough to fill a cookie sheet. We ate them last night as a snack. Roasted pumpkin seeds never last long enough to be photographed.
I was quite the spendthrift over the weekend and bought an LED pumpkin light for $3 😀 It runs on three AAA batteries and changes colors. The reddish-orange color is quite dominant so it made it look like the light was flashing rather than moving between colors. Maybe it will work better with a pumpkin that doesn’t have a large mouth. I also bought some glowsticks because I prefer them over candles.
My mom wanted to see how the LED light looked so I am posting the MPEG link for her. Hi Mom! Feel free to view it if you want to see a pumpkin with an LED light flashing. Terribly fascinating, isn’t it? *SARCASTIC*