Isn't this a pretty site? (OK, I know some people think it's gross!)
We've been studying The Pumpkin Runner, a real pumpkin farmer who sustained himself for long distance running by eating pumpkin in all imaginable forms, so we tried some raw. DD8 and I quite liked it!
Apparently I'm the only one that enjoys eating them!
Of course, she couldn't hold the camera without sneaking a self-portrait in there, too:
When it was time to make the crusts, I had to think creatively in order to find my favourite rolling pin. It wasn't where it belonged, nor was it in ANY of the drawers that someone might have THOUGHT it belonged if they were using any remnant of their logic skills. Before I got too frustrated, it did occur to me to look here, amidst the play-dough tools:
Anyway, once the crusts were made, it was time to start mixing the filling. DS3 wanted to help, so I decided to make it a bit of a directed learning experience. I told him I needed a teaspoon, and it was not the largest spoon, but the second largest spoon on the ring.
He got it right the first time! (I didn't know he understood ordinal numbers!)
I love the fall mats DH picked up on sale in the spring:
Finally, it was on to the pecan pies. (I was going to only make one, but DH reminded me that my pecan pies are always the favourite, so I should really make two!) DD8, photo-poser that she is, wanted in on the action and really did most of the work.
In addition to all this creativity in the kitchen, I got three blog posts composed today (two of which are scheduled for next week, this one being the third) -- so I'd say I had a pretty productive, creative day! I really am missing doing ART, though, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to find some time for that this upcoming week. I suspect that DD8 will be game to join me, and I wouldn't be surprised if others are, too. It has been a while!
Do you ever get caught up doing legitimately creative things, but wish you could be doing OTHER creative things? What would you be creating right now if you had the absolute freedom to do so?