I knew we needed to have our own copies, and I didn't want them to go ahead and get one when they saw it on the book stands.. But this morning was so cold and dreary.... the sun wouldn't shine and the rain would pour today. So I immediately set about warming up every room with lights aglow....
I love the lamplight and cosy look of the rooms this morning...The mantel lights and harvest tree lights made their statement of " Come in, and let's have a cup of warm tea or coffee!"
As I was taking these photos this morning it registered with me that this very likely will be the extent of my holiday decorating this season... so I revelled all the more with my harvest lights and hues!
Even the den was looking inviting with its lamplight glow!Now this morning I didn't get the tea cups out... today was meant for a hefty mug of coffee, so I used my wonderful collection of Bed and Breakfast mugs! Every time we stay at a B &B I purchase their signature mug... I love the deep tones of autumn best...in the above photo you can see the gold and orange, below the maroon and green.... I just love these fabulous mugs.
Then I turned my attention to the point of entry... friends come to visit through the sunroom..
After I got the lights and the heat adjusted,
it was now time to get busy in the kitchen.
My offering for the morning besides a busy coffee pot, was my crustless Quiche... for a 12 inch quiche dish, I cut up 1/2 of a large onion and 1/2 of a red pepper.
I added that into a saute' pan with about 1/2 of a pound of sausage crumbled and sauteed them together.....
meanwhile, I broke 10 eggs into a mixing bowl and seasoned them with salt, pepper, and a tsp of nutmeg. I added at least 1/2 c of half and half and whisked them together.. I added at least 3 oz. of shredded Parmesan cheese to the mixture. I sprayed the quiche pan with PAM, added all of the sauteed veggies and sausage and spread it evenly in the bottom of the pan, then poured the egg mixture over the top. Using a folk I just sort of pushed the sausage down into the eggs and evenly distributed the cheese.
Then I placed the pan into a preheated 400 degree oven. It baked for around 30 minutes until it was solidly cooked and beginning to get golden brown around the edges.
My friend, Dot, brought the most delicious Honey Crisp stewed apples .... the recipe was
from a Taste of Home site
We all had a grand time around the table... with sweet fellowship, tasty food, and
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