We did enjoy a local apple festival this morning despite the summer like weather. I took along my niece (she's feeling much better Deb!) and my Mom who is 72 today.
Mom is becoming quite a challenge these days. She is in perfect health, has all her wits about her, reads a 900 page book every 2 days and can knit or crochet circles around anyone yet she is completely miserable about everything. She can just suck the happy right out of anything lately. We only stayed at the fair for about an hour before we left because she just stood there having something negative to say about everything. Mom, do you want cider, cakes, muffins, etc? "nah, I can make that" Mom, why don't you let me get you that inexpensive cute thing you're eyeing for the front yard? "Nah, someone will just steal it" And so on and so on... Enough of that, I'm just a bit down lately because of this. Sorry to vent.
They had a great Farmer's Market at the fair, look at this bounty:
Sorry for the blur!
Take a look at the size of that cauliflower!
I put an apple next to it for perspective. I can't wait to cook it tomorrow. Here's my favorite way:
Preheat the oven to 375. drizzle a cookie sheet with olive oil. I remove the core and slice the cauliflower into 1 inch slabs and place them on the sheet. drizzle the tops with olive oil and season with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until really golden brown and turn. Season with salt and pepper and continue to bake this side for another 30 minutes until done. Try it, I promise that you will be a cauliflower fan if you weren't already!
Now I must leave you as I have birthday parties to run to. Please enjoy the goofy October calendar.