Thursday, October 7, 2021

On My Autumn To Do List
- Caramel Apple Butter

Whew! How is it Thursday already? Anyone else? October is hands down my favorite month of the entire year and I'm trying hard to slow down time a little and savor every minute of it, but this week it's been a little difficult.  But today I pulled out my list of things I want to do during Autumn and moved on to the next thing on the list Crock Pot Caramel Apple Butter. It sounds so good and fingers crossed it tastes the same! I fourthed the recipe because my daughter is allergic to apples so I'm likely the only one who will be eating it. Have you ever made apple butter before? I love just about anything I can throw in the crock pot and leave it to work its magic!

Other than that, there's really not a lot else going on today, and for that I am thankful! I have a number of other things on my Autumn To-Do List, including finishing up a few things like straining my fire cider!  I've had a bit of an earache/sore throat (typical this time of year) for the past few days and I think it's time to benefit from my efforts! 

I'm also excited about a package that is due to be delivered today, Snowbound with Betsy and Merry Christmas from Betsy, which if you recall, were the only two books in the series I hadn't read.  Well, as luck would have it, last week I finally found two paperback copies for a decent price and ordered them immediately! I would have much preferred hardcover like the other books in the series, but I'm just not willing to pay the prices that people are asking. In the end I decided that a paperback copy and being able to read the complete series was better than not having them at all. That does mean that I'll be putting the copy you so graciously loaned me earlier this year back in the mail very soon, Pam! Once I realized I was now going to be able to read the entire series from start to finish, I quickly began re-reading the rest of the books from the beginning. I'm currently on Betsy and the Boys, trying to time it so that Snowbound and Merry Christmas will actually fall close to Christmas, but we'll see. They are very quick reads, so it may be much sooner!

It's been overcast and cloudy this week, which I actually LOVE because of the way it makes our little apartment feel so cozy! Now if those darn temps and humidity would take a hike and it actually felt like Autumn, that would be lovely! I try not to fuss much, and remind myself that come February/March I'll be wishing for days like today!

What are some traditional recipes you make this time of year? Anything on your Autumn To Do List, and what are you currently reading?  Let's chat in the comments and savor this lovely season together!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy you found the books you needed to complete your collection and at a good price! I know you would have preferred the hardcovers, but I most definitely agree with what you decided. No hurries at all on this end. :)

I was just on Hearth and Home and saw your comment. (which made me hop over here) Funny thing, I also had stepped away and then rejoined just yesterday! Had no idea you'd done the same!

Pam

Kimberly Lottman said...

Hello, Pam! It's so good to hear from you! I LOVE Hearth and Home, and I'm so happy to be back! I stepped away because living in an apartment at the moment, I don't garden, and to be honest I was feeling a little envious and it was causing me to become discontent, which is COMPLETELY my problem, but I just decided to eliminate the distraction! But I didn't want to miss any of Heather's lovely posts for Autumn and Winter. Thank you again, so much, for the loan of the book! I am so happy to own all of them now. Looking forward to reading the entire series! It's been a lifetime achievement as I began reading it in elementary school! :)

Anonymous said...

I stepped away for similar reasons~ all the gardening and putting up food posts of spring and summer. NOT because it was sowing discontent of not being able to do it, but because that's absolutely not something that I want to do or have any interest in doing. Well, the gardening part anyway. I do so admire those who garden and put up food, but gosh, it just looks like so much work. SO hard. And I feel rather guilty about that. I feel like I SHOULD be doing this. (not to Heather's extent, but on a much smaller scale) Like you, though, I am so excited about all of Heather's cozy fall and winter posts. This time I joined for the year, so, who knows. Maybe this spring? summer I'll be inspired to garden?!

Pam

Kimberly Lottman said...

I joined for a year as well! I don't see myself with a garden in the spring/summer, but one member commented that she purchases fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers market and does small batch canning, and I like the sound of that! :)