A cold front came through here as of Thursday night and it is just Glorious here! It is that nice need a jacket on but not the heater on kind of weather! This is by far my favorite time of year. The leaves are turning, the weather is cold at night so we leave all the windows open at night listening to the calves up the road talking with their mamas, nice and warm near 80-85 during the day, and nice soup weather at night time.
I am super excited about supper tonight which I can honestly say is a rare occasion. I am am excellent baker, pie crusts, breads, biscuits, pretzels, pizza dough, cakes, etc, but when it comes to cooking, I missed the train. Seriously, no matter how closely I follow the recipe, my kids groan, my husband visually struggles through the meal although he does make efforts to hid it, and I blatantly say how gross it is and at times cry over the results.
Not tonight. Tonight, the man of my dreams is cooking. This man showed me a love I didn't know existed when I met him four years ago, and I can't imagine life without him. He is cooking homemade chicken and dumplings!!!! The best part, you ask? He isn't from the South, so his dumplings aren't flat pastry, a pie like dough they call dumplings. No siree, bob, his dumplings are good 'ole homemade whipping cream biscuits dropped into a wonderful concoction of stewed chicken with loads of yellow gravy.
Yes, I realize there isn't much healthy about supper tonight, but on the first cold night of the season, I can think of little else I would prefer more. Well, maybe homemade chili served over a baked potato or noodles, but hey, a girl can't ask for much more than homemade biscuits. I won't even have to fight the children to eat this meal either. Whether fortunate or unfortunate (depending on my pocketbook at any given time) my children have grown adult tastes and when asked to choose the meal, they will yell "ribs, crab legs, steak, and hot wing soup" simultaneously. Now, if I can just talk him into lighting my wood stove, and maybe a snuggle or two, life will be magically perfect!