The return of the RED prompt finds me thinking about food. Red food, of course, but food nonetheless. And so my sweet characters have names to match my mood, but I think they are perfectly suited. :)
It is the time of year when I begin planning meals. This isn't something I normally do. We are usually pretty seat-of-the-pants for meals. Maybe I'll cook up a batch of food once or twice a week, freeze some and reheat. But when November rolls around, I am salivating over Thanksgiving meals on magazine covers, perusing recipes and dreaming of the perfect dinner.
Last Thanksgiving was our first here in Florida. It was also the first time my niece helped prepare the food, and the first time my son wasn't home for the holiday (traveling the world instead). We've got a pretty groovy kitchen set up here in the new house, and it was easy for several of us to work together to make dinner (another first). One of the recipes we added to the normal cast of characters was a root vegetable curry. And boy oh boy was it good! Spicy, red goodness.
It was also the first time I had ginger tea, made with the spice alone, not a tea bag. More spicy goodness! I'm not usually a spicy foods girl, but perhaps once a year is good for me.
This November is another all new experience. Two days ago, the big switch on the side of the house was flipped, and our solar panels began producing energy from that big ball in the sky. Thank goodness we were given an app to watch the system production, because otherwise we would be sitting in lawn chairs watching the meter all day long. On the other hand, a lawn chair would be the ideal place to sit while looking at all these food magazines...