Since this day took me out and away from my paintbrushes (still working on the completion of my faux stained glass panels for my home - project how-to soon to be shared!) ... I decided to save a bit of time to "pause" and take in our newly arrived season ... autumn :) A toast was in order - - Oh, yes! My Pumpkin Spice Latte was finally in my grasp! Close to $5 for a coffee ... this doesn't happen too often for me!
... when inspiration hit for a companion to that french bread ...
2 T. olive oil
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 pkg. baby carrots, roughly chopped
5 russet potatoes, cleaned and diced w/ skin
5 c. chicken broth
5 T. butter
5 T. flour
1/2 t. chicken bouillon
2 c. milk
1/4 t. ground pepper
1/2 t. sea salt
3 dashes of cayenne pepper
Heat olive oil in stock pot on med heat. Add sliced smoked sausage and saute.
Remove sausage from pan to bowl lined with paper towel - set aside.
(Isn't that one beautiful looking loaf?? And to think that I have another one for french toast in the morning!!
Life's good. :)
And ... bon appetit!
A tasty offering to celebrate the rustling of crimson leaves on baring branches, the warmth of hand-knitted cowls on chilly days, the scent of burning wood on starlit nights and the sound of dulcimers and flutes in all their sweet splendor.
And, I leave you with the words that struck me speechless today ... as they hung on a banner in our Sam's Club, of all places!! ... the words rang true and grabbed my heart ...
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
- Helen Walton
... funny to be reminded of life's truth while shopping bulk at a discount club!
Happy Autumn :)