I have enjoyed this day so much today that I wanted to share w/ all of you what has gone on so far...
A Sunday in Autumn
Up early for Church (this is a picture of the altar in our Church Sanctuary.
After church we had breakfast at Jim's mom's. (we all gather together for breakfast each Sunday after church. Jim's mom lives right next door to Calvary.) Today Jim's Uncles are in town so we enjoyed Jim's mom's "Sunday French Toast" My favorite! We also had sausages, orange juice and coffee. I am including the recipe for her French Toast - it's wonderful!
Sunday French Toast * Loaf of French Bread (or any bread you like) * 4 Eggs * 1 Cup Milk * 2 T Orange Juice * 1 T sugar * 1/2 tsp vanilla * 1/4 tsp salt * 2 T butter * Confectioners (powdered) sugar
Arrange bread (sliced) in a 13x9 inch pan. Beat eggs w/ milk, orange juice, vanilla & slat until well blended. Pour over bread, turn slices to coat evenly. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
Melt butter in skillet, or on your griddle; place bread slice in skillet or griddle and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side (just eyeball it); sprinkle w/ powdered sugar and of course smother it with maple syrup!
Once home we decided we should stay on top of the leaves. Plus, we needed to rake out the leaves under the bushes in the front of the house. Jim has been mulching up the leaves this year with the mower - it's been wonderful. Not raking as much and not bagging as much. Some of the mulched leaves will be tilled into the veggie garden. As I type this he is cutting up the leaves in our neighbor's yard.
Here we are hard at work... looks like I drew the short straw here!
Well... maybe not the short straw... Jim is still outside in the cold... here is where I am...
I have a cozy fire in the fireplace... have poured myself a cup of coffee and will settle in to read the Thanksgiving issues of my favorite magazines! I am using my new coffee mug that I purchased at the Feed & Seed's Christmas Open House last night. Isn't it cute?!?!?!
Oh, and I have a pot of chili bubbling on the stove! I have my favorite fall candles burning inside and you can smell the fireplace outside. It sure smells like fall at the Schwark Homestead!
After we eat, I believe we will venture out to our friend's home to watch the Colts!!! Go Colts!!
Autumn days, like today are my favorite. Raking leaves, (good exercise) something bubbling on the stove, a fire in the fireplace, crisp air, a good book or magazine... and football!
I hope you are enjoying your Autumn Sunday... What a blessing today has been!
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I love to share my home, my heart and my faith.
As I journey with the Lord through this earthly life it is my prayer that I come to know Him deeper and deeper each and every day.