Good Morning

Although this is the photo for this morning, it resembles the photo from yesterday and the day before. We seem to be stuck in a misty situation in the morning and it does not really disappear until some time after midday. I have my midday sleep and when I arise in the early afternoon the sun has arrived. It only really stays for an hour or two as it already begins to get darker in the early evening. At least that will change from the next week-end with our extra hour of sleep. Some call it daylight saving, I call it at last the discovery of my lost hour of sleep in Spring.

Now that I have my birdseed supplies again, there is at least some action outside. It is a coming and going all day. The bird just pick a seed and fly off to the tree to eat it. They return again to pick another seed. They never stay for a full meal. The magpies only arrive when they are sure that no-one is watching and the crow just takes its time examining its walnut. I cannot sit all day at the window with my camera, so it is more luck than judgement with what I manage to capture.

It seems my life as a golden oldie is becoming quite uneventful. I think my trips to the stores are the only excitement I get and that will be less as the Winter approaches with its minus temperatures and snowfalls. I can be grateful for my online grocery deliveries. I had to do some careful planning for next week’s groceries as Monday will be missing for our All Souls holiday. However, I have almost completed my order and will send it off tomorrow.

So what shall I do today?

One of my jobs this morning will be to prepare this monster for lunch with my lamb sirloin steak and baked potatoes. It is a butternut squash. I quite like them and so does No. 1 son. Mr. Swiss eats it, but it is not his favourite vegetable. they are no problem to cook, I do it in my air fryer. The problem is peeling the brute. It seems to have a skin made of leather and I have to hack away at it to separate it from the inside. A colleague advised me to cook it with the skin as it separates itself from the veg during cooking with no problem. Perhaps I might try it. It would save time.

So that is my exciting morning and now to attack the apartment for something completely different. I hope your week-end will be full of action. Have a good one, enjoy it.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning. I usually cut these squash in half, clean out the seeds, then coat with a bit of olive oil and brown sugar .. sprinkle of salt .. and slow cook in the counter top oven with the insides facing up covered with sheet of aluminum foil. It makes the house smell fantastic. I might do that next month for Thanksgiving actually … take care and have a great day. SLP.

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    • It is a bit tough to cut, but it worked well and I did it in my air fryer. There was none left afterwards, so it must have been a success. it was also slightly toasted in the air fryer.


  2. When I have a butternut squash, I cut inch thick rings from it and use a knife to remove the skin, then cut into cubes for soup or larger pieces for roasting. It depends how much you want to use in one meal. We are only two so a squash could last in the fridge for a week or more.

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  3. Good Morning!
    Although I never learned to cook properly, I can contend with some of the simpler procedures. I will not bother to peel a winter squash unless I am to can it (which I have not done in many years, as they last so long anyway). I just cut them in half, hollow them out, and bake them. Once cooked, the soft interior is relatively easy to scoop out.

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