Our streets and yards are literally glowing.. the difference between November..bare and bleak compared to October and it's rich clothing..is quite unbelievable..so we soak all this in..knowing full well what is to come.
Never do I drive up our street or into town without being filled with gratitude for nature...at this time of yr..of course I say that in Spring when the soft green leaves emerge.. when the apple blossoms bloom..the lilacs..the ditch lilies.. and freshly fallen snow..it's the in betweens and dead of winters with snow up to the doors..shoveling..ugh...that leave me craving scenes like these~
A neighbor's ghost..well I just liked the simplicity of it against their beautiful century home..and his bicycle being ready for him to leave after Halloween:)
So many cute decorations here and there..adds whimsy to an old town.
Our lone little swing as really only Oli uses swings now..:(
I also wanted to share a terrifically easy recipe that has become a favorite in our homes..
I've shown you the before and after..
This is a Ricardo recipe.
Shrimp and Merguez Couscous~
It's absolutely delicious..and so easy to prepare
The photos do not do this meal justice~
I have made modifications since making it 3 times..I like to serve the dish in the warm casserole..
I use more onion and garlic..more olive oil..I used purple cauliflower the 3 times..
I am very generous with the lemon at the end and additional oil..I have added the oil also from our roasting of red peppers..Taste..make sure you season well..the shrimps are only added at the end..and the sausages cut up only at the end also..I don't use a baking sheet:)
I hope you try it..it's basically a one dish meal full of flavor and color..you simply cook your couscous apart and you know how long that takes.. 5 minutes:) You can keep everything in a warm oven for a bit..so the dish is warm..use warm plates..the juices from the merguez combine so well with the paprika..couscous..
I had this when my friend came for lunch and she loved it too♥
We all agree it looks so appetizing on the table too.~
And then the rains came~....Today~