wow! this october has been a busy one with events every week!!! but as busy as it's been it's also been awesome, too!
it started with a dance on october 4th which we all enjoyed, danced together, chatted together and laughed together. plus there was a bit of a kerscuffle but we just brushed it off. the following weekend we got together with my sister c and brother g and set up our hall for a baby shower. my sister e is the grandmother, and c and g are the great aunt and uncle. you have all read here before that my sister e has 5 boys that jam and i really adore. well, my sister e's boy who is having the baby, asked jambaloney and i to be the godparents! we are honoured! (anyway, none of the people mentioned are my blood relatives - but if you were able to pick your own relatives, i would have hand-picked each of the afore-mentioned brother and sisters!!!)
so like i mentioned we went down to set up the hall on a friday as the baby shower was on saturday. here is the table of gifts before the shower even started!!!!
here is the table of food, again before anyone even arrived! by the time everyone arrived, that table was full of food.
speaking of food - last weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving! woohoo! Thanksgiving is mine and jambaloney's favourite holiday! we had our first Thanksgiving, on sunday, at our sister c and brother g's house, here in Framboise. it was awesome as usual, and as usual c cooked for 3 days to put on such a big spread!!! there were 12 of us scarfing down food that day - it was deelish! we also all sat around the living room for a couple of hours chatting and enjoying each other's company.
then on monday, we had our 2nd Thanksgiving with our Fourchu family, at b and c's. it was another huge spread of deeelicious food and excellent company. we left earlier than we usually do as JUGM's auntie came for a visit - grrrrrrrr!
continuing on with food - here's some yummy veg shish-kebabs with rice:
and still speaking of food - this afternoon is our vfd potluck supper. everyone is to bring a main dish and a dessert, and all community members are invited as well. it should be a good turnout, and again - lotsa' food! woohoo! i love events that involve food!
then next weekend is our halloween dance! that's always a hoot! just about everyone dresses up and my bestie c in fourchu has a gabillion costumes that people borrow. her whole house is all decorated with ghosts and goblins and spiders!!! her sister m is apparently even worse than her!!!! i don't know how that is possible!!! one thing about the people around here, is they love decorating for all of the different holidays!
here is a pretty sunset from the other evening. we like to sit out as the sun is going down, sip our tea and plan for the following day - it's lovely. then it's off to the hottub baby!
here is jambaloney's very first ocean-caught striped bass. man, that fish is delicious. we are planning to head down to the beach and try and catch some more.
served up with a tiny tomatoe, fresh off the vine. my tomatoe plants outside are finally done, we picked the last few today, but to have gotten tomatoes right up until mid-october - that's pretty impressive and something we could never do back in the city!!! my greenhouse tomatoes, called cobra, are still going strong, we'll have fresh tomatoes for a while yet. the corn is local and we got a ton of it when it was in season (end august around here). we blanched those babies for 2 minutes when we got them home, and then scraped them off the cob, froze them and can have delicious fresh corn all winter. the corn tastes like it was just picked! deelish!
okay - well i am off to start getting stuff prepared for the potluck. we are bringing rice krispy squares, kind of plain, but i noticed that some people here like the option of having a plain dessert. some of the ladies here make these wickedly-horrible-for-your-waistline desserts like chocolate lasagna, and a variety of tarts and cakes. but man are they delicious! we are also bringing a rotini pasta in tomatoe/hamburger sauce with a ton of cheese. i can't wait to see what everyone else is bringing - these functions are deadly with all of the food available, but sometimes it's nice to just pig-out - bahahahahah!
i hope you all have had a good week and i hope that your weekend is treating you well!