Mid-September

We’ve been having the sort of weather where you have to change clothes 3x per day. Long sleeves and a sweater or hoodie in the morning, changing to a lighter cotton shirt later on or shedding some layers, and then getting fairly warm in the afternoon.

It went to 83 degrees this afternoon…a quick change to something sleeveless and shorts prior to getting 2 of the grandkids after school. That’s the warmest that it has been in awhile. Our chilliest was 41 degrees one early a.m.  and no, I did not turn on the furnace :)

I simply did what Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable does, and she had posted about that last year or at some point.  I got a quick shower, dressed, and put my big fuzzy bathrobe over my clothes for the morning until it warmed up.

I mentioned in my prior post that the DIL had minor surgery ( getting better every day ) and I’d been helping out with cooking and laundry and so on. Yesterday she and I and three of the grands went to the grocery store after school.

I’d forgotten what it was like to do major grocery shopping with little kids but I WILL say that we all started using the long cucumbers in the vegetable section as microphones to sing in to along with the music for a minute or so there , to Mama’s Dismay :)

I  managed to applique another Airship Propeller Block since my last post. I turned this project over to following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. This month is orange and I had so little that I resorted to peach for one block and I chose pastels for this one.

Fall is coming but we are in the middle of two seasons here and the pastels in the fabric mirror many of the flowers in the garden right now.  ( Cosmos, zinnias, roses, sweet william, foxglove that has returned, an unnamed flower, and peegee hydrangea turning from white to pink  )

Meanwhile while helping out with cooking for my son’s family, one day we did an English Shoulder Roast ( this is so tender ) with Golden Mushroom Soup…I find that this is the best soup to use with a roast in the crockpot.

I roasted some vegetables, made a cucumber salad, and a corn souffle which they all loved. I don’t know why I make this so rarely….only around the holidays…because it is so very simple.

I pulled this photo from a prior post but I don’t see that I ever posted the actual recipe ( the pan that I made for them doubled the original recipe which is below the photo:

  • In a bowl, mix ( with a spoon, no need for a mixer with beaters )
  • 1 can corn or the equivalent of summer corn on the cob, cooked and cut off of the cob
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T flour
  • 1 cup  milk ( I usually use 2 % )
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter ( to cut up into small pieces and sprinkle over the mixture once it is in the pan )
  • Mix and pour into a pan to cook on 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Check it the same way that you do a cake…if the edges are browning and the knife comes out clean in the middle it is done.  If you double this for a big family or potluck, it will take the full hour or a bit more.

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20 Responses to Mid-September

  1. I don’t think that “souffle” is in my cooking vocabulary! I laughed at you with the kids at the grocery.
    Brenda

  2. Juliana says:

    Your flowers are still beautiful, and I love your applique block.

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, your new block is pretty. Food shopping with three children would be a adventure. The mornings here are chilly, I put on a hoodie to wear in the house. We are not turning the heat on this early. Your flowers are still looking beautiful. The corn souffle looks yummy. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. Such pretty flowers, and your grocery store story was pretty funny! It has been wild temps here too, 58 this morning, and will get to 80 this afternoon, then back again.

  5. Judy Miller says:

    Same kind of weather here. 47 in the morning, put on jeans and long shirt–78 by 1:00, switch to short sleeved shirt, back to long sleeved shirt at 7:00 and furnace on at 10:00.
    I love to act silly with my g-kids and embarrass their Mother–pay back for when she was little and acted the same way in the store. HAH!

  6. FlowerLady says:

    Your cooler temps sound so nice to me.

    Your flowers are pretty and I’m wanting to make your corn dish.

    FlowerLady

  7. Dewena says:

    I hope your DIL recovers fully. I do know that food/meals is one of the very best things you can do for someone after surgery.

    We’ve had some strange but wonderful weather here in Nashville for two weeks now. Record breaking lows and no air conditioning needed. I have loved it. But this weekend is a return to true September weather of upper 80s. Fall can’t be far behind though.

    Your quilt block is so pretty, like a flower from your garden!

  8. Joyce says:

    I’ll be spending the day tomorrow at one daughter’s house and promised food and crafts for the kiddoes. This corn souffle just popped out at me as the perfect after school snack! I went to Sam’s and bought a box of 12 cans of corn because it sounds so good, plus, whenever you offer a recipe, it never fails to be easy and good! I’ll let you know if the kids like it, or, if not, this (old, large) red hen is forced to declare, “I’ll eat it all by myself, thank you very much!”

  9. Kim says:

    Oh my gosh, Deb! I just laughed so hard when I saw my name. That’s so funny. That bathrobe does come in handy though…especially this time of year. I hope your DIL feels well soon.

  10. Kyle says:

    Mid September is always a crazy mixture of seasons. It would have been fun to see you all singing with the English cucumbers. The PA might have said, “Auditions for the Voice in the produce dept.”

  11. Melanie says:

    We’re having the same sort of weather here in IL as you are…very cool nights and mornings (no heat turned on here yet either) but warm afternoons. Though today through this weekend, even the mornings and evenings are warm. Daytime temps are and will be in the 80’s. You are so sweet to be helping your DIL out with cooking and grocery shopping. I make a similar corn souffle on Thanksgiving.

  12. Kate says:

    Beautiful flowers! The corn souffle looks very yummy. Hope you can get in some more stitching time over the weekend.

  13. Anyone that uses cucumbers as a microphone in the veggie section of the grocery store, needs an invite to come to a Thai pop concert with me. Deb, I had so wished you had been there with me!
    Still laughing at this, how wonderful!
    Wren x

  14. Your DIL may recover slower than normal with all that good cooking. Looks and sounds delicious. :-) Your flowers are beautiful, I love the colors of the propeller, and we’re having similar temperature swings. But, there’s nothing to shovel, so I won’t complain. :-)

  15. Joanna says:

    What a fun post! I love hearing about your antics with the grands, and, as always your quilting is lovely. The flower collage is pretty awesome too. Our weather here in Minnesota has been ridiculously hot this week – mid to upper 80s and humid. Now, I’m ready for fall.

  16. Karen says:

    I make roast with golden mushroom soup too always have. It is good and makes a great gravy. yes shopping with little kids sure is different!

  17. Angela says:

    Picturing the cucumber sing along made me giggle. Such lovely flowers. Delicious looking soufflé too! I’m sure it will be time to turn on the furnace before too long, but it is fun to see how long you can push it off.

  18. Your propeller block looks pretty in the pastels, and your dinner sounds delicious! I’ll have to remember that type of soup for a roast in the crockpot. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather for September here in Colorado, but it’s changing today and we need sweatshirts and fleece bathrobes. By Monday we’ll be in shorts again!

  19. barb says:

    mmmm corn spoon (that’s what we call it) yum

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