Last night, I decided to make a dessert for us to enjoy after our dinner of chicken and vegetable pot stickers.
I thawed (in the microwave) a bag of frozen peach slices (from the garden) and a bag of mango pieces that I had cut up and frozen myself (each bag probably held about two cups of fruit), dumped it all into a square glass baking pan with a quarter of a cup of sugar (daughter thought that less than a quarter cup would have been fine, too), a couple of heaping tablespoons from a jar of ginger preserves an aunt had given me as a gift, and a sprinkling of powdered cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg and stirred everything to mix well:
|Mango and Peach Filling|
|Mango-Peach Dump Cake; Fresh Out of the Oven|
|Mango-Peach Dump Cake|
The ginger preserves gave it a nice, "warm" flavor, along with the cinnamon and nutmeg. If I didn't have the preserves, I might have added a little freshly grated ginger or, even powdered ginger.
|Rice Pudding and Flourless Vegan Muffins|
We had a sunny day, today, with a few clouds and a high of 73F. I have had a relaxed day, so far.
I made some chicken fried rice for brunch, using leftover rice, leftover chicken, the last of the bag of coleslaw, a couple of eggs, a handful of roasted peanuts, some chili powder, and soy sauce. There's a little of the fried rice leftover, too. I haven't been doing weekly meal plans in a long time, but, there are bits and pieces of leftovers in the fridge to finish up and I took out a package of pork loin strips to thaw to make a pork curry, as well.
Today's decluttering was a shot glass. It belonged to my step-father. I don't drink alcohol and there was no need for the glass, but, I kept it. Most recently, I used it for sprouting mango seeds, but, found that glass jars worked better for that purpose. Today, I decluttered the shot glass.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another sunny and warm day
- Good neighbors and friends
- Being able to share
- Everyday blessings we tend to take for granted
- Simply being alive (I had my lumpectomy six years ago, this month)
Today's joyful activity was enjoying all the good things neighbor S shared with me!
Tomorrow is Halloween! Although I decorated the inside of the house, a little bit, I don't expect any trick-or-treaters to call and my daughter and I are not planning to do anything for Halloween. We will probably just relax and take it easy, tomorrow.
How was your day? What are your plans for tomorrow? Will you be celebrating Halloween?